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Eye closes on ‘Precious’ sales

Film unit nabs clutch of deals

Elephant Eye Films has closed a clutch of deals for helmer Lee Daniels’ buzz Sundance pic “Precious: Based on the novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire.”

Pic, which was only the third film in Sundance history to win both the grand jury prize and the audience awards in the U.S. dramatic competition, has been acquired by ARP in France, Filmax in Spain and Videorama in Greece.

Pic is about an overweight, illiterate African-American teen in Harlem who is about to give birth to her second child when she is accepted into an alternative school.

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