Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation Sold out International on 'Late Night' before Sundance (Exclusive)

Magazine article Screen International

FilmNation Sold out International on 'Late Night' before Sundance (Exclusive)

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eOne picked up the UK; Roadshow Australia; Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions took bulk of territories.

FilmNation sold out international territories on Late Night beforethe Emma Thompson-Mindy Kaling crowd-pleaser premiered at Sundance and triggered a marquee $13m US deal with Amazon Studios, Screendaily has learned.

Nisha Ganatra directed the feature from a screenplay by Kaling about an out-of-touch veteran talk show host facing the axe who hires her first female writer in a nod to diversity and a bid to save the show. In the end the women have a profound impact on each other’s lives.

FilmNation chief Glen Basner and his team concluded the deals last year but they were never announced. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) picked up the bulk of territories, including Spain, Mexico, Italy, China, Japan, Brazil, South Korea, Benelux, and the Middle East. …

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