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Sundance 2010: The latest news on distribution pick-ups

Kate Erbland

by: Kate Erbland
January 28th, 2010

As Sundance begins to wind down, news of film distribution rights purchases are flying fast and furious. As such, I thought it would be best to amalgamate some of the bigger name sells in one nifty article for your afternoon perusual.

Check out some of the most high profile sales, including HESHER and TWELVE, after the jump!

Joel Schumacher’s film adaptation of the book of the same name, TWELVE, starring Chace Crawford has just been picked up before its closing night screening at the 'dance. The $2 million deal was made with distributor Hannover House, which has previously released a number of titles with not nearly the marketability of a Schumacher flick (I'm looking at you, THE FUN PARK).

Spencer Susser’s HESHER, starring GATW favorite Joseph Gordon-Levitt, was bought by Newmarket for $7 million. It's being reported that "Newmarket committed after seeing the reaction of a paying audience in Salt Lake City, outside of the supportive Sundance bubble." James loved the flick, and you can check out his review HERE.

Lisa Cholodenko’s THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT, starring Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, and Mark Ruffalo, sold to Focus for just under $5 million. So far, it's been generally well-recieved, and a solid cast should recommend it to audiences.

Source Movieline, Movieline, Movieline

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