In the first on-site deal at SXSW 2022 Sony Pictures Classics has picked up worldwide rights to Kathlyn Horan’s documentary The Return Of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile following its world premiere earlier this week.
Horan’s TinFish Films produced alongside Motto Pictures’ Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, and Carolyn Hepburn, who produced SPC release The Mole Agent. The producers worked in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising.
The Return Of Tanya Tucker – Featuring Brandi Carlile premiered in 24 Beats Per Second and centres on the friendship between country music legend Tucker and six-time Grammy winner Carlile, whose album dedicated to her hero inspired Tucker’s comeback.
Executive producers are Lynn Hubbard and David Zapolsky, Jenny Raskin, Geralyn White Dreyfous, The Wadsworth Family, Regina K. Scully, Adam & Melony Lewis, InMaat Productions and Carlile. Submarine brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.
SXSW announced its juried and special award winners on Tuesday night and plays through March 20.