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Sundance Film Festival Opens

The Sundance Film Festival opens tonight in Park City, Utah, and the New York Times says that this year's fest is a "seller's market."


The WGA strike continues, after all, with no end in sight. But distributors still need films to fill their schedules, and the deals at Sundance have only gotten bigger in the past few years already - with diminishing returns for the studios that are spending millions on the next little-indie-that-could.

Less than 20 of the 120+ films have secured distribution, and desperate studios will likely up the ante to get their share of this year's crop.

In other Sundance news, Filmmaker Magazine asked some filmmakers from the fest: if they had 10 percent more of anything, what would it be? The answers are here.

The 2008 Sundance Film Festival runs January 17-27.

-- Daniel Lehman

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