The studio has picked up North American rights at SXSW to Eduard Sanchez’s Bigfoot film, which International Film Trust handles for international sales.
UPDATE: Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired all international rights to Space Station 76, while in separate deals Picturehouse has acquired The Guest and Starz Digital Media has taken North American rights to To Be Takei ahead of their Austin screenings.
Period drama tops action epic in the online buzz chart.
The director of The Basketball Diaries starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Mark Wahlberg has been found dead at this home in Woodland Hills outside Los Angeles. He was 49.
Festivals and Awards
Ivan Reitman will receive the CinemaCon Lifetime Achievement Award at the Las Vegas convention on March 27.
The video platform will promote a $10m investment at SXSW on the anniversary of its Vimeo On Demand platform.
The social network and film marketing platform for upcoming movies has received further seed funding as a soft launch continues.
Latest box office news
Warner Bros’ 300 sequel beat off the competition from DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody & Sherman, while Fox Searchlight capitalised on 12 Years A Slave’s Oscar glory and scored a massive limited debut on The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Spurred on by Academy Awards glory, New Regency, River Road and Plan B’s acclaimed drama by Steve McQueen has surged past $100m through Lionsgate International licensees.
A delegation of Canadian animators has arrived in the UK to secure commissions and tap up kids indies for coproduction deals.