5 Films that have been Picked up at The Sundance Film Festival so far

Movie Sundance by Joey Paur

The Sundance Film Festival is getting ready to come to a close. We were there for the majority of the festival and had a great time watching all kinds of films, both good and bad. There were a good amount of really good films though this year, many of them definitely deserve to be picked up by a studio for distribution. So far I have come across five films from Sundance 2010 that have been picked up by studios for distribution.

So far we have:

Buried - Lionsgate - The studio quickly picked up the film starring Ryan Reynolds at a price somewhere between $3 and 4 million. This movie was absolutely fantastic! Read our review here.

Winter's Bone - Roadside Attractions - Paid in the low- to mid-6 figures for North American distribution rights to writer/director Debra Granik's film. it's expected to get a summer theatrical release. I can't wait for you to experience this film. Read our review here.

Tillman Story - Weinstein Company - Harvey Weinstein bid a minimum guarantee and P&A commitment that puts the deal at low seven-figures, and a marketing and release plan that will introduce the film during next Oscar season. We didn't get a chance to see this documentary film, but I heard from several people how amazing it was.

Hesher - New Market -  Acquired U.S. rights to the Sundance film, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman for seven figures. I loved the performances in the film. Read our review here.

The Kids Are All Right - Focus Features - Acquired domestic and select international rights (the U.K., Germany, and South Africa) to Lisa Cholodenko’s film. This is another film we didn't get a chance to see but, heard a lot of good things about it. 

I'm sure there will be more acquisition announcements for many of the other films that were shown up at the festival soon enough. It was a great year of movies, this is just a few of the many films that deserve distribution so that you can watch them.

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