Sundance News: A Busy Day For Buyers as "Waitress," "Clubland," and More Sell

by | January 22, 2007 | Comments

The deal floodgates opened today, with studios picking up "Clubland," "My Kid Could Paint That," "Waitress," "In the Shadow of the Moon," and "Joshua."

As previously reported, child painting doc "My Kid Could Paint That" sold to Sony Pictures Classics for just under $2 million ($1.85 million, to be precise). The film follows a kid whose paintings made her an abstract art celebrity, but whose parents might have orchestrated her success as a hoax.

"My Kid Could Paint That"

The NASA astronaut documentary, "In the Shadow of the Moon," also sold theatrically today to ThinkFilm for $2 million, while Discovery Channel nabbed broadcast rights. "Moon" will debut in 2007.

"In the Shadow of the Moon"

Shortly after its 11:30 am premiere, Adrienne Shelley‘s posthumous pic "Waitress" went to Fox Searchlight for "just under $4 million," according to Anne Thompson’s Risky Biz blog. The drama about an unhappily married woman in a small Southern town star Keri Russell and Nathan Fillion and will be released this year.


Warner Independent nabbed North American rights to the Brenda Blethyn starrer "Clubland," about lovelorn kid in a showbiz family. The sale of this Australian pic is being called "one of the biggest sales of the festival."


Also sold over the weekend was the family psychological thriller "Joshua," starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga as parents of a potentially sinister young boy. Fox Searchlight acquired the film for $3.7 million.


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