Weekly Wrap: Sundance DealBook & Interviews, Oscar Nomination Reactions, Projects in Production

by Sophia Savage
January 28, 2011 7:57 AM
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SUNDANCE DEALBOOK

- Margin Call Goes to Lionsgate/Roadside, Shuns VOD, Like Crazy Goes to Paramount.

- Weinstein Co. Aggressively Acquires My Idiot Brother in Seller’s Market.

- IFC Gets The Ledge, Searchlight Does Homework, Sundance Selects Adds Buck.

- Searchlight Lands Martha Marcy May Marlene, Magnolia/Participant Get Page One.

- Weinstein and SPC Close Deals on The Details and The Guard.

SUNDANCE INTERVIEWS

- Miranda July Talks Roadside Acquisition The Future.

- Ed Helms and Miguel Arteta Talk Comedy on Cedar Rapids.

- Breakout Star Brit Marling Talks Fox Searchlight Buy Another Earth.

- Zachary Quinto and J.C. Chandor Talk Margin Call.

- James Marsh Talks HBO’s Project Nim, Roadside Lands U.S. Theatrical Rights.

- Drake Doremus Talks Like Crazy Sale, Felicity Jones Breaks Out.

- Panel: Martha Marcy May Marlene.

- IMDb Founder Col Needham Talks Sundance.

AWARDS

- A Tale of Two Speeches, President Obama vs. King George VI.

- Analysis of Oscar Nominations, Led by King’s Speech with 12; Winter’s Bone Makes Top Ten, Bardem Lands Actor Nod.

- Banksy’s Oscar Reaction: “Last Time There Was A Naked Man Covered in Gold Paint in My House Was Me”.

- Oscar Talk: Thompson, Tapley, Lodge, Knegt React To Nominations.

CELEBS

- Studios, Celebs Make Videos for It Gets Better Project: See Sony, Pixar, DeGeneres.

- George Clooney’s Satellite Sentinel Project: Report on Sudanese Border Conflict.

PRODUCTION

- Production Watch: Olsen’s Red Lights, Cheadle in War Machine, Petunia Shoots in NYC.

- Production Watch: Watts Joins DiCaprio & Hammer for Eastwood’s J. Edgar, Mark Webber Keeps It Indie, Rapace & Fassbender for Prometheus, Stewart & Mortensen for Snow White, plus De Palma’s Passion, Untouchables; Jay-Z & Willow Smith’s Annie Confirmed.

AND...

- EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s December $20,000 Script Contest Winners: The Alchemist Agenda and Villain.

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