Sundance 2012 Deal Report

Deals and acquisitions in the books from the 2012 Sundance Film Festival:

SUNDANCE 2012 DEAL REPORT
MOVIE DIRECTOR STARS STUDIO AMOUNT
The Words Brian Klugman and Lee Sternthal Bradley Cooper, Zoe Saldana, Jeremy Irons, Olivia Wilde, and Dennis Quaid CBS Films $3.5 million
The Queen of Versailles Lauren Greenfield N/A (documentary) Magnolia Pictures Undisclosed
Searching For Sugar Man Malik Bendjelloul N/A (documentary) Sony Pictures Classics Undisclosed
Black Rock Katie Aselton Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell, and Katie Aselton LD Distribution $1 million
The Surrogate Ben Lewin John Hawkes, Helen Hunt, and William H. Macy Fox Searchlight <$6 million
[Multi-movie deal] Kevin Smith N/A (distribution deal) Phase 4 Undisclosed
Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin N/A (non-professional actors) Fox Searchlight Undisclosed
Celeste and Jesse Forever Lee Toland Krieger Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Emma Roberts, Elijah Wood, Will McCormack, and Ari Graynor Sony Pictures Classics $2 million
For a Good Time, Call [DL] Jamie Travis Nia Vardalos, Sugar Lyn Beard, Lauren Miller, Ari Graynor, and Justin Long Focus Features $2 million
Indie Game: The Movie [DL] Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky N/A (documentary) HBO and Scott Rudin Undisclosed
Me @ The Zoo [DL] Chris Moukarbel and Valerie Veatch Chris Crocker HBO Undisclosed
Red Lights [HR] Rodrigo Cortes Robert De Niro, Cillian Murphy, Sigourney Weaver, and Elizabeth Olsen Millennium Entertainment <$4 million
Arbitrage Nicholas Jarecki Richard Gere, Tim Roth, Susan Sarandon, and Brit Marling Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions $2 million+
Robot & Frank Jake Schreier Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, Liv Tyler, James Marsden, and Peter Sarsgaard Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films $2 million+
Liberal Arts Josh Radnor Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins, Allison Janney, John Magaro, and Elizabeth Reaser IFC Films $1 million+
V/H/S [DL] Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Ti West, Glenn McQuaid, Joe Swanberg, and Radio Silence N/A (found footage) Magnolia Pictures Undisclosed
Chasing Ice [DL] Jeff Orlowski N/A (documentary) National Geographic Channel Undisclosed
Wish You Were Here Kieran Darcy-Smith Joel Edgerton, Theresa Palmer, and Felicity Price Entertainment One Undisclosed
The Pact Nicholas McCarthy Caity Lotz and Casper Van Dien IFC Midnight <$1 million
How To Survive a Plague [HR] David France N/A (documentary) Sundance Selects Undisclosed
Simon Killer [Reuters] Antonio Campos Brady Corbet IFC Films Undisclosed
Middle of Nowhere [Reuters] Ava DuVernay Emayatzy Corinealdi and David Oyelowo Participant Media and AFFRM Undisclosed
Shadow Dancer James Marsh Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough, Gillian Anderson, Aidan Gillen, and Domhnall Gleeson ATO Undisclosed
Compliance [DL] Craig Zobel Ann Dowd and Dreama Walker Magnolia Pictures Undisclosed
Nobody Walks [Reuters] Ry Russo-Young John Krasinski and Olivia Thirlby Magnolia Pictures Undisclosed
2 Days in New York [HR] Julie Delpy Julie Delpy, Chris Rock, and Albert Delpy Magnolia Pictures Undisclosed
Lay the Favorite [Reuters] Stephen Frears Rebecca Hall, Bruce Willis, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joshua Jackson, and Laura Prepon The Weinstein Company $2 million+
The Comedy [DL] Rick Alverson Tim Heidecker Rough House Pictures Undisclosed
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap [Reuters] Ice-T Ice-T The Indomina Group Undisclosed
Safety Not Guaranteed [HR] Colin Trevorrow Aubrey Plaza, Mark Duplass, Jake Johnson, and Karan Soni FilmDistrict $1 million+

Read more:
EW Special Coverage: Sundance 2012
Gallery: Sundance Star Portraits
Sundance Film Festival Awards: ‘Beasts of the Southern Wild,’ ‘The Surrogate’ honored
Sundance 2012: The 12 biggest stories of the indie film fest


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