"Crude," a standout Sundance doc about a legal battle between oil giant Chevron and rainforest dwellers in Ecuador, has been acquired by First Run Features.
Ken Brecher has ankled as exec director of the Sundance Institute, which oversees the Sundance Film Festival, after 14 years in the post.
A big new talent arrives on the scene with "Sin Nombre."
Ending a period of uncertainty after the departure of Geoff Gilmore, the Sundance Film Festival elevated programmer John Cooper, a 20-year Sundance vet, to the post of fest director.
Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have acquired domestic rights to "The Cove," winner of the audience award for documentary at Sundance, with plans for a summer release.