• Mindy Kaling movie snags $13 million Amazon deal at Sundance

    Mindy Kaling is getting paid! Amazon bought the U.S. rights to the Office star’s movie Late Night for a record-breaking $13 million. This total exceeds any previous U.S. distribution deal for a movie from the Sundance Film Festival. The film was written and produced by Kaling, who also co-starred with Emma Thompson. Late Night premiered on Friday at Sundance and is already being called a crowd pleaser. In the movie,

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    Neal Brennan loves Louis C.K. but says ‘Louie’ is the kale of television (Interview)

    In this vast, cacophonous digital age, television programming finds inspiration from Twitter feeds, Tumblr blogs, podcasts and YouTube channels. So, it’s oddly quaint that Sundance TV is about to launch a new series based on one page of a magazine (magazines are like books but flatter and shinier)— specifically the back page of New York magazine. On that page for the last 10 years is the Approval Matrix, a wildly

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    Mike Birbiglia working on film adaptation of ‘My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend’

    Mike Birbiglia’s Sleepwalk With Me won the 2012 Audience Award at Sundance and is receiving an overwhelmingly warm response from critics and fans, both those who were already familiar with the comedian and those who weren’t. Now, after the success of his auto-biographical debut film, Birbiglia is getting ready to tell more of his story. He tells Indiewire that he’s already in the process of getting started on his sophomore

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    See Tracy Morgan, Jesse Eisenberg, Melissa Leo in Why Stop Now? before it hits theaters

    Why Stop Now?, an upcoming comedy flick starring Jesse Eisenberg, Tracy Morgan and the Academy Award-winning Melissa Leo wont be in theaters until Aug. 17, but you can see it right now over at Sundance’s digital screening service SundanceNOW where the film is available for pre-theatrical rental, either to stream or to download, for $10. You can also get it on iTunes, over at Amazon or on Xbox and PS3.

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    IFC picks up comedy flick with Alison Brie, Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr

    The first we heard about indie flick Save the Date, it was way back in early June of last year. Casting was done and pre-production had begun. But it was in its early stages, so the chance of it even seeing the light, was slim. But, now it’s officially a go. Months after its premiere at the Sundance International Film Festival in January, IFC has acquired North American distribution rights.

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    The Laughspin interview with comedian Susan Burke, co-writer of Sundance standout ‘Smashed’

    Rare is the moment when we catch the seminal moments in the careers of comedians and entertainers in general when things perhaps started in their favor. And with the breaking news that the movie Smashed, after its showing at the Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for $1 million, that might be exactly what we’re witnessing for the film’s co-writer– comedian, actress and writer Susan Burke.

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    What if Aubrey Plaza was pregnant with Bill Murray’s baby?

    Many times when actors come together on set to make a movie, they form friendships that last the rest of their lives. And sometimes, a cast member will impregnate another cast member (see Natalie Portman, Angelina Jolie). And then sometimes a cast member will just joke about Bill Murray knocking her up. And that was Aubrey’s Plaza’s method of dealing with the below MTV video interview while she was at

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    Watch a scene from Mike Birbiglia’s movie ‘Sleepwalk With Me’

    The movie version of comedian Mike Birbiglia’s award-winning off-Broadway one-man show Sleepwalk With Me just premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, UT, to great acclaim. Most of us, however, won’t be able to see the flick — starring Birbigs (of course) Lauren Ambrose, James Rebhorn, Carol Kane, Cristin Milioti and Aya Cash — until it scores some proper distribution. But we can offer you is

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    30 Rock star Tracy Morgan rushed to hospital

    Late last night, 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan was rushed to a hospital after he fell unconscious at an award ceremony. Morgan was attending the Sundance Film Festival where he was being honored at the Creative Coalition Spotlight Awards. Sources told TMZ that he appeared intoxicated during his acceptance speech before being escorted out, however, no drugs or alcohol were found in his system at the hospital. A rep for

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    Mike Birbiglia preps for ‘Sleepwalk With Me’ premiere at Sundance

    Comedian and pro story-teller Mike Birbiglia came to the Comic Strip in New York City (photo above) to shoot a segment for the Sundance Film Festival, going down later this month. Word got out that he was coming and the place got real packed, real quick. Back in 2008, Mike had a hit show with Sleepwalk With Me (which eventually became a book an a live album) at the Bleecker

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    Louis CK new FX show announces debut date

    While we all knew since August of last year that Louis would be debuting a brand new sitcom type show on FX called Louie, it wasn’t until today that the network said when the fun would begin. Fittingly, the network chose April 1 — April Fool’s Day — at 10 pm to expose the genius that his C.K. to the world. The show follows Louis as he tries to balance

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    Louis CK’s ‘Hilarious’ will be first stand-up concert film at Sundance

    For Louis C.K., 2010 may turn out to be merely an extension of 2009. The in-demand comic, was recently seen on the big screen in The Invention of Lying and on the small screen in a recurring role on Parks and Recreation, will premiere his stand-up concert film, Louis C.K.: Hilarious, next month at the Sundance Film Festival, to be held from Jan. 21-31 in Park City, Utah. It’s the

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