April 30, 2017

Tag Archives: Sundance Utah

Sundance: “V/H/S” and “Liberal Arts” lead latest sales deals

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Sundance sales continue, as studios snatch up hot properties in the second half of the annual film festival. Unlike in past years, a strong number of buzzworthy titles have emerged from the 2012 Sundance fest. Even better, most of them are finding homes at supportive distributors,[...]

Bingham Ray, Champion of Indepedent Film, Dies at 57

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: This is heartbreaking. Bingham Ray, one of the nice guys, a champion of independent film, died today at age 57. He suffered two strokes at Sundance. Bingham guided dozens of indie hits at various studios including his October Films in the 1990s. He worked with the Sundance[...]

Is Sundance Film Festival 2012 a Bust?

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: I was sorry to miss this year’s Sundance Film Festival–my first absence in eons. But from all reports it’s kind of a fizzle, with most of the films not working out they were expected. So far sources tell me “Abritrage,” Nick Jarecki’s film with Richard Gere and[...]

Tracy Morgan collapses, is hospitalized at Sundance. Was alcohol a factor?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Once again, the main story out of the Sundance Film Festival has little to do with movies, themselves. That’s because “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan has been hospitalized after collapsing at an awards ceremony in Park City, Utah. Gossip sites such as TMZ immediately started reporting that[...]

Sundance: Is “Beasts of the Southern Wild” the film to beat?

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Sundance Film Festival officially is underway, with a full slate of press and public screenings opening the doors to a flood of fresh news spilling out of Park City. Let’s do what we can to keep up with the latest happenings in the cold and snowy[...]

Sundance: Peter Jackson’s “West of Memphis” sheds new light on dark case

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The Peter Jackson-produced “West of Memphis,” which extends the research done by the “Paradise Lost” series of documentaries, played the Sundance Film Festival this morning, revealing a surprise few expected. New witnesses who claim they know the real murderer. Attorneys for the West Memphis Three, who recently were[...]

Sundance 2012: What’s Up?

By Roger Friedman HollywoodNews.com: The 2012 Sundance Film Festival films were announced recently. And while the list of those that made it looks interesting, Sundance may not have the star power of previous seasons. Several movies that were anticipated simply vanished and didn’t make the cut. One that I thought might[...]

Can “Tyrannosaur” stomp into the Oscar race? – AWARDS ALLEY

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: I arrived late to the “Tyrannosaur” party, though I’d read the attempts at Hollywood Elsewhere, In Contention and elsewhere to drum up support for Paddy Considine’s indie cast, particularly Olivia Colman as Hanna, a shop keeper who opens herself up to a surly, destructive drunk (Peter Mullan)[...]

Sundance: Film fans invited to “Life In a Day” world premiere

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The most exciting aspect of this year’s Sundance Film Festival – aside from Kevin Smith’s self-generated publicity circus — has been the innovative initiatives made to bring Park City, Utah to the four corners of film nation. Even those who were unable to travel to Sundance this[...]

Sundance buzz swirls around “Margin Call” with Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: The film industry continues to brave the harsh winter weather and long lines in Park City, Utah, for the annual Sundance Film Festival. Early word out of Sundance usually revolves around the actual films. As the fest progresses this week, though, we’ll hear more and more about[...]
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