Magazine article Screen International

TWC Buys Carney's Song

Magazine article Screen International

TWC Buys Carney's Song

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The Weinstein Company has closed a $7m deal with a $20m P&A commitment for US rights to Can A Song Save Your Life? following Saturday night's hit world premiere that concluded a second early major deal after Bad Words.

By late Saturday night TWC had emerged as the sole suiter in what had been a frenzied night of courtship. The deal closed shortly afterwards. UTA and CAA co-represent US rights.

Heading into the weekend US buyers, stretched by the vast number of acquisitions screenings in Toronto this year, had been bracing themselves for a busy weekend. Every distributor is looking to fill pipelines in a scramble that increases the likelihood of inflated prices.

By late Saturday afternoon buyers had been huddling with sales agent WME Global over Alex Aja's Horns and CAA was understood to have received at least three offers on Jonathan Teplitzky's The Railway Man. TWC had shown intermittent interest in that title too. …

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