"Sundance" is the place to either show your film or pick up a film or two for distribution. The festival closes this Sunday. Today is Jan. 25, which means there are still two days for fans to watch films and distributors to buy them.
Below is a list of just some of deals that have been made at the frosty film festival. These films will soon be on the big screen and on DVD/MOD/VOD.
- The controversial "Kill Your Darlings" has been purchase by Sony Pictures Classics. This is the film in which Daniel Radcliffe plays a gay beat generation poet. There has been a lot of controversy surrounding this film. Harry Potter turns gay poet.
- RADiUS, a Weinstein Company has picked up "Lovelace" the biopic starring Amanda Seyfried as porn actress Linda Lovelace of "Deep Throat" fame. RADiUS also purchased the documentary "Inequity For All." Documentaries have been popular this year. These two purchases bring RADiUS' total to four as of Jan. 23. The other two films being "20 Feet From Stardom" and "Concussion."
- "Two Mothers," starring Naomi Watts was picked up by Exclusive Releasing. The screenplay for this film was written by Oscar-winner Christopher Hampton.
- "Prince Avalanche" had its North American rights purchased by Magnolia. The film stars Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch. Magnolia also picked up "Compliance.
Other films that were purchased at "Sundance"
- CBS picked up "The Toy's House that features Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, Erin Moriarty and Austin Abrams. This film received rave reviews at it's premiere
- Sony Pictures Classics purchased "Before Midnight." Richard Linklater's film has received some of the best reviews at the festival. Starring Ethan Hawke and Julia Delpy, this film is the third in a franchise that began with "Before Sunrise." Sony PC also picked up Austenland starring Keri Russell.
- Fox Searchlight purchased "The Way Way Back" for $10m. This film stars AnnaSohia, Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet and Allison Janney. Director/wrirter, Nat Faxon, also has a small part.
- Relativity laid down $4m for the film "Don Jon's Addiction. This is Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut.
- Breaking Glass acquired "Amelia's 25th" which stars prolific actor Danny Trejo and director/actor Robert Rodriquez. BG also picked up "Silver Case" with Eric Roberts.
- A24, (read about them here), grabbed "Spectacular Now" which stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Shailene Woodley, Kyle Chandler.
- IFC, (Independent Film Channel), made an excellent purchase in "Look of Love" starring Robing Williams, Ed Harris and Annette Bening.
Documentaries were very popular this year.
- Showtime bought "History of the Eagles." This film is about the rock group, not the regal eagle.
There were many more sales, some yet to be announced.
Pay attention to the above films, you will hear about them later in the year and a few will have buzz come next award season.
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