Sundance 2012 – The Movies That Got Sold! Here’s A List Of What’s Headed To A Theatre Near You.. Maybe!

So Sundance is over and the market has closed with a fair few sales happening for North American rights. Here’s a list, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter and Indiewire, of the films that have been picked up by distributors in the U.S. There’s a very strong chance that most of these will find their way to Australia and I have marked the ones that already are! (** denotes also sold in Australia)



The Surrogate | Fox Searchlight: Nearly $6 million, worldwide rights (CAA) **

Red Lights | Millennium Entertainment: Nearly $4 million, U.S. rights (UTA) **

For a Good Time, Call … | Focus Features: $3 million, worldwide rights (Cinetic) **

Arbitrage | Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions: About $3 million, North American rights (WME) **

Robot & Frank | Sony and Samuel Goldwyn Films: $2 million-plus, North American rights and select territories (ICM, CAA)

Lay the Favorite | The Weinstein Co.: $2 million-plus, U.S. rights (CAA) **

Celeste and Jesse Forever | Sony Pictures Classics: About $2 million, North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe (UTA)

The Words | CBS Films: $2 million, U.S. rights (CAA, Cassian Elwes, Laura Rister) **

Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap | The Indomina Group: $1 million-plus, worldwide rights (UTA)

V/H/S | Magnolia Pictures (Magnet): $1 million-plus, North American rights (WME)

Black Rock | LD Distribution: $1 million-plus, N. American rights (Submarine) Liberal Arts | IFC Films$1 million-plus, North American rights (Gersh)

Safety Not Guaranteed | FilmDistrict: $1 million-plus, U.S. rights (ICM) **

Shadow Dancer | ATO Pictures: $1 million, N. American rights (CAA) **

Beasts of the Southern Wild | Fox Searchlight: Nearly $1 million, U.S. rights (WME) **

How to Survive a Plague | Sundance Selects: High-six figures, North American rights (Submarine)

The Pact | IFC Midnight: High-six figures, North American rights (Preferred Content)

Nobody Walks | Magnolia Pictures: Mid- to high-six figures, North American rights (Submarine)

Middle of Nowhere | Participant Media and the African-American Film Festival Releasing Movement: Mid-six figures, U.S. rights (Paradigm)

The Queen of Versailles | Magnolia Pictures: Mid-six figures, North American rights (Submarine)

Searching for Sugar Man | Sony Pictures Classics: Mid-six figures, N. American rights (Submarine) **

Compliance | Magnolia Pictures: N/A, U.S. rights (Cinetic)

2 Days in New York | Magnolia Pictures: N/A, North American rights (CAA) **

Wish You Were Here | Entertainment One: N/A, North American rights (LevelK) **

Simon Killer | IFC Films: N/A, North American rights (UTA, CAA)