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Picturehouse Nabs Adam Wingard's Sundance/SXSW Title 'The Guest' (VIDEO)

Picturehouse has picked up all US rights to director Adam Wingard's upcoming mindbender "The Guest," a hit at Sundance and now headed for SXSW.
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  • March 7, 2014 2:02 PM
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With 'Hellion' Locked for US Distribution, Where Will Star Aaron Paul's Career Land Post-'Breaking Bad'?

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to writer/director Kat Candler's "Hellion," which world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film stars Aaron Paul, Juliette Lewis and Josh Wiggins. So after racking up four Emmy noms and two wins for his now-storied performance as Jesse Pinkman on "Breaking Bad," how will Aaron Paul's career fare in Hollywood?
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 24, 2014 8:38 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Zhang Yimou's 'Coming Home'

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all rights in North America, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Zhang Yimou's "Coming Home." A 20th-century-spanning romantic drama about a Chinese dissident, the film stars Gong Li and Chen Daoming, and is currently in post-production.
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  • February 18, 2014 6:27 PM
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Berlin Buys: '52 Tuesdays' Goes to Kino Lorber, eOne Takes 'Watermark' and More

Buyers are lining up at the Berlin Film Festival, now in full swing until February 14. The latest acquisition is Sundance Best Director winner (World Cinema Competition) Sophie Hyde's "52 Tuesdays." Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky's "Watermark" will be distributed in the US by eOne Films International.
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  • February 8, 2014 12:48 PM
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Alejandro Jodorowsky's SXSW-Bound 'Dance of Reality' Gets a US Distributor

ABKCO Films announced today that they have acquired domestic theatrical and home entertainment rights to Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky's "The Dance of Reality," his first new film in 23 years.
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  • February 4, 2014 4:16 PM
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Millennium Snags Rights to 'The Humbling,' Directed by Barry Levinson from Philip Roth's Novel

Millennium Films has just picked up worldwide rights to Barry Levinson's "The Humbling," adapted from now-retired novelist Philip Roth's 2009 book of the same name. Currently in post-production and seeking US distribution, the film stars Al Pacino, Diane Wiest, Greta Gerwig and Kyra Sedgewick.
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  • February 4, 2014 11:57 AM
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Gravitas Scores Sundance Crowdpleaser 'Ping Pong Summer,' Starring Susan Sarandon

Following a warmly received Sundance premiere, writer/director Michael Tully's "Ping Pong Summer" has landed a distribution deal with Gravitas Ventures.
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  • February 3, 2014 2:40 PM
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Best of the Week: Sundance Exclusives, Rotterdam and Santa Barbara Film Fests Roll Out and More

The top stories of the week from TOH!
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  • February 1, 2014 1:53 PM
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Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Sundance Fave 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' Starring Mark Ruffalo

Sony Pictures Classics has snagged all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes' directorial debut 'Infinitely Polar Bear,' warmly received at its 2014 Sundance premiere.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • February 1, 2014 1:13 PM
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WATCH: Trailer for Dark Comedy 'Better Living Through Chemistry,' Starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde UPDATED

UPDATE: A trailer has arrived for dark comedy "Better Living Through Chemistry," starring Sam Rockwell and Olivia Wilde. The film has also been given a day-and-date from Samuel Goldwyn Films: March 14, for both theatrical and VOD. Watch the trailer below.
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  • January 27, 2014 1:17 PM
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