Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation Unveils More Sundance Sales on Comedy 'The Big Sick'

Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation Unveils More Sundance Sales on Comedy 'The Big Sick'

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FilmNation licensed rights prior to the world premiere of The Big Sick in Park City to a host of leading distributors including Roadshow in Australia, Scanbox in Scandinavia and Swen in Latin America.

Glen Basner and his team closed deals in: Italy (Cinema SRL), Canada (Elevation), Middle East (Italia), Benelux (Searchers), Portugal (Nos), Switzerland (Impuls), Hong Kong (Intercontinental) and Singapore (Shaw Renters).

Rights have also gone in: South Africa (Ster Kinekor), Taiwan (Filmware), Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam (Multivision), Indonesia (PT Amero), Greece (Spentzos) and Israel (Lev). Star TV acquired pan-Asian pay-TV rights.

On Sunday Amazon Studios closed the $12m deal with FilmNation and UTA Independent Film Group for US rights and negotiated with FilmNation for the UK, France, Germany, Spain, China, South Korea, Japan, India, Russia, Malaysia and Poland. …

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