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2007 Sundance Film Festival: The Cold, Hard Cash


My coverage of the 2007 Sundance Film Festival is almost over, as the event comes to a close in Park City, Utah. I've brought you previews of some of the promising comedies, dramas, dramedies and documentaries, so I figured I'd also mention some of the films that, thanks to big studios offering lots of money, will probably be coming to a theater near you (or Netflix) relatively soon. Check out which movies attracted the big money - and how much.

  • The dramedy starring John Cusack, Grace Is Gone, was bought by The Weinstein Company for $4 million.
  • The documentary questioning child genius, My Kid Could Paint That, handed over rights to Sony Pictures Classics for a cool $1 million.
  • The Southern small-town comedy starring Keri Russell, Waitress, was bought by Fox Searchlight for $4 million.
  • Paramount Vintage paid an impressive $7 million for the rights to a British coming-of-age film called Son of Rambow.

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  • I don't know how I missed this one, but I can't wait to see it: romantic drama Dedication, starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore drew $4 million from the Weinstein Company and First Look.
  • Not another dance competition movie! Yes, a drama called How She Move and was bought by MTV Films and Paramount Vantage for $3 million.
  • Psychological thriller Joshua drew in $4 million by Fox Searchlight, while horror flick The Signal was bought by Magnolia Films for $2 million.
  • Black Snake Moan already has Paramount Classics behind it and will be in theaters on February 23rd.
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