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Netflix Partners with Weinsteins on New Original Series, Heads for Sundance with Docs in Mind (TRAILERS)

Netflix not only partnered with the Weinstein Co. for their Golden Globe after party but on several new TV series as well. Ted Sarandos has always been close to the indie film community. In fact, he picked up Oscar doc contender "The Square" and plans to make it available for streaming on January 17 and heads for Sundance with opening nighter "Mitt" and plans to buy more.
  • By Anne Thompson and Beth Hanna
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  • January 14, 2014 1:04 PM
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Sundance Adds Richard Linklater's 'Boyhood,' Starring Ethan Hawke, to 2014 Lineup

The imminent Sundance 2014 Film Festival, kicking off January 16, has added a new film to its program. Richard Linklater's "Boyhood," which the director shot over the course of 12 years with his "Before Midnight" star Ethan Hawke, will host special preview screenings at this year's fest.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 13, 2014 12:58 PM
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Why Manohla Dargis's Sundance Proposal Is Behind the Times

NY Times critic Manohla Dargis can be forgiven for feeling overwhelmed by the number of world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, the toughest festival to cover, because so many new movies demand to be reviewed. But is she really rooting for fewer of them to get picked up? She complains that the Paper of Record has too many films to review each year.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 8:27 PM
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Sundance Jurors Include Directors Singer and Scherfig, Critics Maltin and Stevens

The Sundance Film Festival jurors include critics Leonard Maltin and Dana Stevens and directors Lone Scherfig and Bryan Singer.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 9, 2014 6:19 PM
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Sundance 2014 Adds The Who Music Doc 'Lambert & Stamp' to World Premieres

Sundance has revealed a late-breaking selection set to make its world premiere at the upcoming 2014 fest: documentary “Lambert & Stamp.”
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 8, 2014 3:58 PM
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Pre-Sundance Fest, Open Road Replaces Acquisitions Chief

Just ahead of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, AMC and Regal-owned indie distributor Open Road Films is replacing Ben Cotner, its departing senior VP of acquisitions, with new executive vice president of production and acquisitions, Peter Lawson. He'll have a chance to check out the Sundance world premiere of competition doc "The Case Against 8," which Cotner co-directed.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • January 6, 2014 3:55 PM
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Sundance Film Festival Shorts Are Coming to a City Near You

A 93-minute collection of eight short films from the 2013 edition of the festival, the Sundance Film Festival Short Films program showcases a variety of both young and established filmmakers. Already playing now at the IFC Center in New York until January 2, the series is coming to a city near you.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 31, 2013 3:40 PM
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'The Raid 2' Gets a US Release Date (RED BAND TRAILER)

Sony Pictures Classics and Stage 6 Films will release 'The Raid 2' in the US on March 28. The film will have its World Premiere at the upcoming 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Check out the film's intense Red Band trailer.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • December 23, 2013 12:54 PM
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Sundance 2014 Reveals Zach Braff's Kickstarted Film 'Wish I Was Here' Now Added to Premieres Section

Sundance has added one late-breaking title to its Premieres section of the upcoming 2014 fest: Zach Braff's "Wish I Was Here," which he funded partially via Kickstarter. Meanwhile, Kevin Smith's cult classic "Clerks" has been added as a From the Collection midnight screening. The 2014 Festival runs January 16-26 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2013 1:58 PM
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Sundance Picks 12 Projects for 2014 January Screenwriters Lab

It's a big deal to get chosen for the Sundance Institute Screenwriters Lab, which has long been run by Michelle Satter, who founded the Feature Film Program back in 1981. As usual, the immersive, five-day writers’ workshop takes place at the Sundance Resort in Utah in January (January 10-15, 2014), where 12 projects from Sundance's international screenwriting fellows, selected from the United States, Latin America, Europe, and China, will get support from veteran writers on their feature film scripts.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 17, 2013 2:29 PM
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