Sundance Documentary ‘The Interrupters’ Acquired By Cinema Guild

By | Monday March 28, 2011 @ 10:11am PDT
Mike Fleming

Those 2011 Sundance Film Festival entries keep finding distribution deals. The Cinema Guild acquired U.S. rights to The Interrupters, a documentary about former gang members who disrupt and defuse violent situations as they happen. Pic was directed by Hoop Dreams‘ Steve James and author Alex Kotlowitz. The plan is to … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold’

By | Tuesday March 22, 2011 @ 10:09am PDT
Mike Fleming

Sony Pictures Classics has released a trailer for the Morgan Spurlock-directed documentary POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold. SPC bought rights just before the film debuted at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and it’s about Spurlock’s humorous efforts to get a film financed through sponsorships. Judging by the … Read More »

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SXSW: Conan O’Brien Documentary Makes Intriguing Distribution Deal

Mike Fleming

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, the Rodman Flender-directed documentary about the chat host’s 32 city music and comedy tour undertaken after he took a $30 million payout to leave The Tonight Show, has wrapped a distribution deal in a multi-platform acquisition … Read More »

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Endemol Acquires Reality Producer Authentic Entertainment

By | Monday August 9, 2010 @ 12:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Endemol has acquired a majority stake in actual/reality/documentary producer Authentic Entertainment in the USA. Founded in 2000 by Lauren Lexton and Tom Rogan and headquartered in Los Angeles, Authentic  produces more than 200 hours of programming per year for such networks as Bravo, Food Network, Sundance, Discovery, TLC and Animal Planet. Its credits … Read More »

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Sundance Hit ‘Catfish’ To Become Reality Series Via Tom Forman’s RelativityReal

By | Monday July 19, 2010 @ 2:12pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

I hear top unscripted producer Tom Forman, CEO of RelativityReal, is taking out a reality series project based on this year’s hit Sundance documentary Catfish, which is being distributed by Relativity Media’s Rogue Pictures. There is significant interest in the unscripted format, a segmented doc series revolving around Read More »

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