Cannes Roundup: Submarine Maneuvers, Anchor Bay Deals For Action Pair

Submarine Pacts With SnagFilms, Launches Torpedo Pictures
Submarine Entertainment announced today at the Cannes Film Festival that it has licensed three films to on-demand hub SnagFilms: Sundance 2011 entry Letters From The Big Man, about a Forest Service … Read More »

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SXSW Winner ‘Gimme The Loot’ Sold To Sundance Selects

By | Monday March 19, 2012 @ 11:33am PDT

Gimme The Loot SXSW Sundance SelectsAdam Leon’s Gimme The Loot took SXSW’s prize for best narrative feature last week. Sundance Selects today announced that it acquired North American and Latin American rights to the film, which centers … Read More »

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SXSW Finds New Talent And Quietly Embraces Its Industry Fans

By | Friday March 9, 2012 @ 4:03pm PST

Once an addendum to the overlapping music event, the SXSW Film Festival solidified itself in the top tier of U.S. film events in the mid-2000s after specialty distributors made it an annual mainstay. And they have been coming back.

SXSW’s not-so-secret trump card may be its overlapping music and tech-centric Interactive events. The throngs of people who attend all three big events certainly exacerbate the annual challenge of finding hotel rooms, making flight reservations and even getting a place to eat in downtown Austin, but the energy of thousands who come to the city has not only been a boon to the festival’s bottom line (it is a for-profit enterprise), but it has developed a creative dynamic that is rarely matched. And clearly so-called Indiewood and beyond have embraced the festival.

“(SXSW) almost always has the most recent innovation and all of a sudden, in the post-Twitter blow up, there were huge groups of people who had never been there going to these three siblings, Music, Film and Interactive,” said Tom Quinn, co-president of new Weinstein Company label Radius. “On any given night it’s hard to tell what is the lifeblood, but from a distributor POV it’s fascinating to see.” Quinn first attended SXSW eight years ago as an exec at Magnolia Pictures, picking up sci-fi feature Monsters at the festival in 2010, one of a number of watershed moments that has kept the event on the map.
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Rough House Pictures Joins Team For ‘The Comedy’: Sundance

By | Thursday January 26, 2012 @ 1:29pm PST
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EXCLUSIVE: Rough House Pictures has come aboard to present The Comedy, the provocative film starring Tim Heidecker that’s playing here in Park City. He plays Swanson, a hipster insulated by privilege but living in a social bubble of recreational cruelty with his clique of friends.

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Hanway Lands Worldwide Sales Rights To Sundance Hit ‘Being Elmo’

By | Tuesday August 9, 2011 @ 11:17am PDT

Submarine Entertainment has made a deal with Hanway Films for the latter to handle Constance Marks’ award-winning Sundance documentary Being Elmo, about the creator of the iconic Sesame Street character. The doc previously picked up some rights deals when it was … Read More »

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CANNES: Submarine Scores ‘Being Elmo’

By | Friday May 20, 2011 @ 2:19pm PDT

Being Elmo, the Sundance prize-winning documentary about the creator of the Sesame Street puppet and his behind-the-scenes beginnings on the iconic PBS children’s show, has landed multiple deals at the Cannes market, where it is being sold by Submarine Entertainment. The … Read More »

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