Harvey and Bob Weinstein stamped their mark on the festivaltoday as they swooped on Jonathan Levine's hip genre picture All TheBoys Love Mandy Lane forDimension and Ari Sandel's documentary Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show for The Weinstein Company (TWC).
Dimension Films took worldwide rights to Mandy Lane in a deal believed to be in the$3.5m-$4m range. It followed a rapturous response to the world premierescreening in the Midnight Madness section on Saturday.
The deal marks a triumphant entry into the production arena for fledglingLos Angeles-based Occupant Films. Founders Keith Calder, Joe Neurauter andFelipe Marino plan to foster strong ties with Levine and are already indevelopment with him on the teen thriller Positive.
All The Boys Love Mandy Lane stars Amber Heard as an idolised high school student whoaccompanies five friends on fateful trip to a ranch.
The cast includes Anson Mount, Michael Welch, Edwin Hodge,Whitney Able, Peyton Hayslip, and Aaron Himelstein. Neuratuer and Marino producedwith Chad Feehan, and Calder served as executive producer. CAA and Submarinerepresented the film-makers in the deal.
Meanwhile TWC bought Vince Vaughn's Wild West Comedy Show, which charts a nationwide stand-up tourby Vaughn and friends.
At time of writing a number of major studios continued to circleMark Palansky's directorial debut Penelope, and strong interest surrounded Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker's documentary ThePrisoner Or: How I Planned To Kill Tony Blair.
Buyer activity was set to continue with world premierescreenings later today of Gabriel Range's George W Bush assassination picture Death Of APresident, Jonathan King'sNew Zealand genre title Black Sheep, and Michael Ian Black's romantic comedy The Pleasure Of YourCompany.
Beyond that, alleyes will be on the world premiere this week of Leon Ichaso's Hector Lavoesalsa biopic El Cantante, which stars Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.