Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sundance Sales

We're in the middle of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and it's always a good barometer for Indyland to see what films are selling, to whom, and for how much.  Here's the info I've been able to compile up to this point:

1.  My Idiot Brother, starring Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer
Budget - Approximately under $10M
Bought by The Weinstein Company for a reported Minimum Guarantee of $6-7M and $15M P&A

2.  Like Crazy, starring Anton Yelchin, Felicity Jones, and Jennifer Lawrence
Budget - n/a
Bought by Paramount for $4M

3.  Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, and Zachary Quinto
Budget - Approximately $3.4M
Bought by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions for a non-disclosed amount

4.  Martha Marcy May Marlene, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Hugh Dancy, and John Hawkes
Budget - n/a
Bought by Fox Searchlight for $2M

5.  Homework, starring Emma Roberts and Freddie Highmore
Budget - n/a
Bought by Fox Searchlight for a non-disclosed amount

6.  Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times, documentary
Budget - n/a
Bought by Magnolia and Participant Media

7.  Silent House, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Elizabeth Olsen
Budget - n/a
Bought by Liddell Entertainment for a reported Minimum Guarantee of $3M and a P&A committment north of $3M

8.  The Bengali Detective, Calcutta crime documentary
Budget - n/a
Bought by Fox Searchlight for remake rights

9.  The Ledge, starring Charlie Hunnam, Liv Tyler, Patrick Wilson, and Terrence Howard
Budget - $10M
Bought by IFC for a non-disclosed amount

10.  Life in a Day, crowd-sourced YouTube documentary, produced by Kevin Macdonald & Ridley Scott
Budget - n/a
Bought by National Geographic Films for a non-disclosed amount

11.  Circumstance, an American narrative filmed in Lebanon
Budget - n/a
Bought by Participant Media for a non-disclosed amount

*Have any more info on any of these films, or any other acquisitions, please let me know.

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