Magazine article Screen International

A24 Closing on $6M Worldwide Deal for Sundance Hit 'The Farewell'

Magazine article Screen International

A24 Closing on $6M Worldwide Deal for Sundance Hit 'The Farewell'

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Streamers and studios had been in pursuit of Lulu Wang crowd-pleaser starring Awkwafina.

A24 is closing on what is undestood to be a $6m deal for worldwide rights to Lulu Wang’s directorial debut The Farewell starring Awkwafina, which became an early Sundance hit following its world premiere in Park City in Friday.

The distributor beat out a number of studios and streamers, all of whom had bid on the film after it lit up The Eccles at its first showing in US Dramatic Competition. It screens again on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

The deal followed Amazon Studio’s $13m acquisition of US rights to Late Night, NEON’s US deal for Monos, and the acquisition of Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Halston by 1091 Media (new owner of The Orchard’s film and TV group). …

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