Sundance: SPWA goes to Austenland, RADiUS gets Concussion
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions made the announcement on Monday afternoon  and said that SPC will distribute the comedy in North America. Meanwhile RADiUS-TWC confirmed it had picked up North American rights to Concussion.
Several buyers pursued Napoleon Dynamite co-writer Jerusha Hess’ feature directorial debut after its Friday premiere.
Twilight creator Stephenie Meyer produced Austenland in association with Moxie Pictures.
Keri Russell plays a woman obsessed with the BBC production of Pride And Prejudice who travels to a Jane Austen theme park in search of her perfect gentlemen. Jennifer Coolidge, Jane Seymour, JJ Feild and Bret McKenzie round out the cast. SPWA negotiated the deal with UTA Independent Film Group.
RADiUS-TWC negotiated the deal for Concussion with Paradigm’s Ben Weiss and attorney Andre Des Rochers.
Stacie Passon’s feature directorial debut premiered in the US Dramatic Competition and centres on a disillusioned housewife who suffers a blow to the head and reinvents herself as a prostitute for women.
Robin Weigert stars. Rose Troche produced and Anthony Cupo and Cliff Chenfeld served as executive producers.
Concussion was selected for the Independent Feature Project’s narrative lab and received the Adrienne Shelly Director’s Grant and the Calvin Klein Spotlight on Women Filmmakers Live The Dream Grant at the Gotham Awards.
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