ATO Pictures Buys James Marsh’s ‘Shadow Dancer’: Sundance

By | Friday January 27, 2012 @ 9:23pm PST

ATO Pictures has acquired all North American rights to director James Marsh’s Shadow Dancer. It stars Andrea Riseborough (Wallis Simpson in W.E.) and Clive Owen. Screenplay was written by Tom Bradby and is based on his novel. Riseborough plays … Read More »

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Toronto: ATO Pictures Acquires ‘Last Call At The Oasis’

By | Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 8:19am PDT
Mike Fleming

ATO Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media’s Last Call at the Oasis, the Jessica Yu-directed film that premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The documentary is about the global water crisis, the role that water plays in … Read More »

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TOLDJA! ATO Pictures Acquires ‘Thin Ice’

By | Tuesday July 19, 2011 @ 10:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

Back in March, Deadline broke the story that ATO Pictures was near a deal to acquire US rights to The Convincer, the Karen Sprecher-directed dark comedy that made its debut at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The distributor has changed the title to Thin Ice, but has just confirmed the deal. Here’s the official announcement:

New York, NY (July 19, 2011) – ATO (Art Takes Over) Pictures announced today that it has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to THIN ICE (formerly titled THE CONVINCER) starring Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, Billy Crudup, Lea Thompson, David Harbour and Bob Balaban.

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Sundance Film ‘The Convincer’ Nears ATO Distribution Deal

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The impressive volume of distribution deals for 2011 Sundance Film Festival fare is about to expand again. I’m told that ATO Pictures is wrapping up a deal for US rights to The Convincer, the Karen Sprecher-directed dark comedy that … Read More »

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And In Other Film Deals…

By | Wednesday September 29, 2010 @ 8:26am PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: Kennedy/Marshall will try to turn the life of Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger into a feature film. They’ve optioned life rights of the pilot who landed his jumbo jet in the Hudson River after the engines stalled when the plane hit a flock of birds on takeoff. He saved … Read More »

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TORONTO: ATO Rolls Dice On ‘Casino Jack’

By | Thursday September 9, 2010 @ 7:36am PDT
Mike Fleming

Casino Jack, the drama that stars Kevin Spacey as disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, has a new home. ATO Pictures has acquired US theatrical rights to a film which was orphaned when its original distributor, Metropolitan, failed to meet its commitments … Read More »

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