The Park City deal flow erupted on Friday led by Paramount Home Media’s $2.25m worldwide rights play for US Dramatic Competition entry Goat.


Andrew Neel directed the gritty drama about hazing, which will get a day-and-date VOD launch with Viacom stablemate MTV securing the first TV window.

A third party will handle theatrical distribution to the film starring Nick Jonas. CAA represented the filmmakers.

Other Sundance Film Festival deals announced on Friday included:

  • Sony Pictures Classics acquired US and Asia on John Krasinski’s Premieres family comedy The Hollars starring the director and Anna Kendrick. WME Global represented the filmmakers.

  • Universal has swooped on most of world rights to Matthew Ross’ Premieres drama Frank & Lola starring Michael Shannon and Imogen Poots. CAA and Preferred Content represented the filmmakers and Arclight handles international rights.

  • Magnolia picked up the world on Rob Cannan and Ross Adam’s World Cinema Documentary Competition entry The Lovers And The Despot and will commence international sales at the EFM in Berlin. The film recounts the kidnappings of a celebrated South Korean actress and her ex-husband by the late North Korean dictator and film fanatic Kim Jong-il. Submarine represented the filmmakers.

  • A24 took North American rights to Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s US Dramatic Competition bromance Swiss Army Man starring Paul Dano and Daniel Radcliffe. WME Global, UTA and ICM Partners represented the filmmakers.

  • Music Box and Netflix have partnered on North American rights to Norman Lear: Just Another Version Of You following a deal with Submarine. Music Box will handle theatrical distribution in association with PBS & American Masters Pictures in June before the autumn broadcast, followed by the SVOD premiere in the US only on Netflix.