AMC/Sundance Channel Global has acquired six titles from the Sundance Film Festival for exclusive international premieres this spring.
Titles acquired for all international territories where the Sundance Channel is broadcast include Mina Djukic’s The Disobedient, Geetu Mohandas’ Liar’s Dice, Tim Sutton’s Memphis and Sterlin Harjo’s This May Be the Last Time.
Sydney Freeland’s Drunktown’s Finest has been acquired for Asia (excluding Malaysia), Benelux, Eastern Europe, France, Iberia and Latin America, while Alejandro Fernandez Almendras’ To Kill a Man has been picked up for Asia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.
The deals were negotiated by Gail Gendler, senior director of acquisitions, AMC/Sundance Channel Global.
Bruce Tuchman, president of AMC/Sundance Channel Global, announced the deals from Park City, Utah. Tuchman commented: “We’re excited to acquire a terrific selection of movies fresh from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to debut exclusively on Sundance Channel this spring.
“The channel shares the same mission as the festival to support the growth of independent film. It also provides a global platform to showcase the compelling work of emerging filmmakers. We’re looking forward to providing an even greater choice of high quality independent films along with first run original drama on Sundance Channel in the months ahead.”
Sundance Channel recently launched in the Middle East and North Africa in 24 countries, capping a successful year which also saw it launch for the first time in Latin America where it is now seen in seven countries throughout the region on numerous pay-TV platforms.