UK deals dominated Sundancetoday [Tuesday] as the BBC announced it had bought Kirby Dick's documentary ThisFilm Is Not Yet Rated, Momentumpicked up Jody Hill's comedy The Foot Fist Way, and Pathe UK took Luc Jacquet's upcoming The Fox& The Child.
The BBC will air ThisFilm Is Not Yet Rated to UKaudiences after IFC's broadcast world premiere in the US.
Jason Emerton and Dawn Cleaverfrom the BBC's international documentary division BBC Storyville negotiated thedeal just before Sundance with IFC general manager and executive vice presidentEvan Shapiro, vice president of documentary and features Alison Palmer Bourke,and director of integrated partnerships and licensing Gregg Diller, along withCactus Three's Julie Goldman and Krysanne Katsoolis.
Dick's film analyses the USfilm ratings system and was produced by Eddie Schmidt. Fortissimo has justpicked up international rights.
"We love Kirby Dick'swork and showed his film Chain Camera on BBC Storyville," BBC Storyville editor Nick Fraser said."We are delighted to have the opportunity to show this very clever andprovocative film."
Momentum Pictures'all-rights UK rights deal on Hill's directorial debut was negotiated by thedistributor's Lara Thompson and CAA.
The story centres on a smalltown martial arts instructor who discovers his wife has cheated on him andembarks upon a quest to find his personal hero.
Hill co-wrote the screenplaywith Danny R McBride and produced and appears in the picture alongside McBride,Ben Best and Mary Jane Bostic.
Pathe UK moved in on The Fox & The Child after Jacquet announced the upcomingproject via satellite link from France over the weekend.
The year-long European shoot is set to begin in March in time fora December 2007 delivery and the story centres on an encounter between a younggirl and a wild fox.
Wild Bunch is handlingworldwide sales and is only taking meetings for English-speaking territories atthis stage. The company is in talks for US and Australian rights.