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'The Spectacular Now,' 'Austenland' & 'The Look Of Love' Lead First Wave Of Sundance Acquisitions

  • By Oliver Lyttelton
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  • January 21, 2013 9:19 AM
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The Sundance Film Festival has been underway for a few days now, but the buyers' market has been slow to get moving. It's not entirely surprising; as we documented last week, a run of disappointments has left distributors a little more cautious than in the past, and with few films attracting across-the-board raves, there's further reason to keep the purse strings tightened until most of the major films have screened.

Distributors A24 Pick Up Sofia Coppola's 'The Bling Ring,' Slated For June Release

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • January 16, 2013 5:29 PM
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You can't really argue the taste of up-and-coming film distributors A24. They've just released their first film, Roman Coppola's "A Glimpse Inside The Mind Of Charles Swan III," and their upcoming slate includes Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" and Sally Potter's "Ginger & Rosa." And they are continuing to put their attention on auteur driven work by nabbing one of the most anticipated films of the year (at least for us).

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