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JustFilms Supports Eight Films Set for World Premiere at Sundance Film Festival

JustFilms, the Ford Foundation’s social justice film fund, is providing major support to eight independent films selected for competition and premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, the world’s leading showcase for independent filmmaking. Launched in 2011, JustFilms fosters film and media makers who are creating passionate and purposeful narratives. Film[...]

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[...]

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[...]

$50 Million Available To Make Documentaries

Hollywoodnews.com: One day before the start of the Sundance Film Festival, a program of the Sundance Institute, and its gathering of independent filmmakers from around the world, the Ford Foundation today announced a five-year, $50 million initiative to help find and support a new generation of filmmakers whose works address[...]

Sundance screening five festival films via on-demand

By Sean O’Connell Hollywoodnews.com: Can’t make it to Park City, Utah for the Sundance Film Festival this month? Have no fear. Sundance is bringing a portion of the festival to us. Sundance Selects, the theatrical and video-on-demand film label, recently announced a partnership with the Sundance Institute to once again[...]

Colin Firth wants to get to the bottom of Meredith Kercher murder

HollywoodNews.com: Colin Firth and director Michael Winterbottom are developing a film about U.S. murderer Amanda Knox who offed her college roommate while studying abroad in Italy. Firth plans to co-write the script and star as a journalist who needs to solve the murder of victim Meredith Kercher, whose life Knox[...]

‘Glee’s’ Jane Lynch to get a wax figure of Sue Sylvester

By Greg Hernandez HollywoodNews.com: If you have not paid a visit to Madame Tussauds in Hollywood, I highly recommend it. The place is a blast! Take a camera and have fun posing with the shockingly life-life figures of the stars. There are even some costumes you can put on. I’m[...]

Awaiting Word on ‘Spider-Man,’ Hutcherson Focuses on ‘Kids’

By Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith hollywoodnews.com: Josh Hutcherson seems to be taking in stride the fact that he’s all over the internet these days as one of the anointed few shortlisted to become the new Spider-Man in Sony’s planned reboot of the film franchise. “It’s weird to be[...]

Reflections on Sundance Film Festival, 2010

By ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Reflections on Sundance, 2010 Hottest stars in attendance: Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning. A media frenzy ensued during their red carpet arrival for “The Runaways” at Eccles Theater. Media members stood six deep, cameras flashing and TV interviewers gushing as publicists escorted their young[...]

Is the Sundance Film Festival becoming obsolete?

ROBERT W. WELKOS PARK CITY, Utah–Is Sundance becoming obsolete? It’s a question swirling around the Sundance Film Festival at this tony ski resort this year as the fate of independent films seems to grow dimmer and the money to finance these ventures is as difficult to cobble together as political[...]