Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Have indie films Recovered, top dollars from distributors?


A list of some of the acquisitions at Sundance.  Some pretty big names for indie film production companies? ( Sony, Fox, HBO, Magnolia Pictures) 
Narrative
  1. The Way, Way Back: $9.75 Million, Fox Searchlight
  2. Don Jon’s Addiction$4 Million, Relativity Media ($25 million P&A)
  3. Austenland$4 Million, Sony
  4. Lovelace$3 Million, RADiUS – TWC
  5. Kill Your Darlings: $2 Million, Sony Pictures Classics
  6. Fruitvale$2.5 million, The Weinstein Company
  7. S-VHS: > $1 Million, Magnolia Pictures
  8. Ain’t Them Bodies Saints: $1 Million, IFC Films
  9. We Are What We Are: > $1 Million, eOne Distribution — US and Memento Films — International
  10. Concussion: > $1 Million, RADiUS-TWC
  11. The Spectacular Now: > $1 Million, A24
  12. Before MidnightUndisclosed, Sony Pictures Classics — North American and UK
  13. jOBS: Undisclosed, Open Road
  14. The Look of Love: Undisclosed, IFC Films
  15. NewlyweedsUndisclosed, Phase 4 Films — North America
  16. Prince AvalancheUndisclosed, Magnolia Pictures
  17. The Rambler: Undisclosed, Anchor Bay Films — North America, the U.K. and Australia
  18. Toy’s House: Undisclosed, CBS Films — North America
  19. Two MothersUndisclosed, Exclusive Releasing
Documentary
  1. Blackfish: > $1 million, CNN Films and Magnolia Pictures
  2. Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer: > $1 million, HBO Documentary Films
  3. The Summit: > $1 million, AMC Networks’ Sundance Selects
  4. Twenty Feet From Stardom: > $1 million, RADiUS-TWC
  5. Dirty Wars: Undisclosed, AMC Networks’ Sundance Selects
  6. History of the Eagles: Undisclosed, Showtime
  7. Inequality for All: Undisclosed, RADiUS-TWC
  8. The Machine Which Makes Everything DisappearUndisclosed, Icarus Films — North American rights

1 comment:

  1. That's why I chose "Film Underground" as a name. The term "Independent Film" has been co-opted by studios and Sundance. It's not independent unless it was made by a filmmaker without connections and it is good (or not) based on its own merits.

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