Sundance 2011: Early Deals Suggest a Robust Market
Three days into the Sundance Film Festival 2011, and The Wrap is struggling to keep up with the pace of reported distribution deals. Films that have sold distribution rights so far include "Like Crazy" (a romantic comedy to Paramount reportedly for $4 million), "My Idiot Brother" (a Paul Rudd comedy to The Weinstein Company for $6 million and a further commitment of $15 million for prints-and-advertising), "Homework" (a coming-of-age story to Fox Searchlight), "Margin Call" (a thriller about the 2008 financial collapse with an ensemble cast of stars acquired in a joint venture by Lionsgate Films and Roadside Attractions) and "Devil's Double" (the outrageous biopic about the Son of Saddam Hussein which apparently has sold, although details about the buyer are scant).
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