The Sundance Institute has promoted Trevor Groth, a 16-year veteran of the Sundance Film Festival staff, to the festival's director of programming.
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"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.
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.
The 39th edition of New Directors/New Films will open and close with Sundance standouts "Amreeka" and "Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire."
Magnolia Pictures has secured domestic rights to the romantic comedy "Arlen Faber," starring Jeff Daniels and Lauren Graham.
The film isn't even in theaters yet, but "Push: Based on a Novel by Sapphire" has already spawned dueling lawsuits.
An intriguingly plotted mystery that unfortunately forgets to put the noir in film noir.