Yesterday in our AMC News Sundance studio, we discussed some breaking news with John Horn, the LA Times‘ reporter here covering acquisitions. He said that The Kids Are All Right was on the verge of a sale, and this morning he writes with Steven Zeitchik that it happened:
Focus Features appears to have closed a
deal to acquire rights to Lisa Cholodenko’s family dramedy “The Kids
Are All Right,” according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
Focus paid about $5 million for the film’s domestic rights, and also
acquired some foreign territories, according to the person.
We also had our fair share of actors (see Elijah Wood, Rebecca Lawrence and Adam Brody, above) and filmmakers in the studio yesterday, so here’s the “short and tweet” recap, as tweeted by myself and AMC News producer Mark Marraccini.
- I’m sitting at one of our #sundance edit bays wailtching clips for today’s interviews. /@jacobsoboroff http://twitpic.com/zvee7
- Doing the reads off the TelePrompTer. That’s our EP Corey. #sundance Here’s my view: http://twitpic.com/zvx2a
- Just interviewed Diego Luna & co about Abel. Diego played translator for the kids that starred in the film. #sundance /@jacobsoboroff
- http://twitpic.com/zwqmp – Jacob intv’ing Aaron Johnson & dir Sam Taylor-Wood from ‘Nowhere Boy’
- http://twitpic.com/zwyi6 – Getting ready to intv cast of ‘The Romantics’ [Malin Ackerman & Jeremy Strong]
- Here’s the entire Utah-based crew behind our show on set b4 our final intvs w cast of The Romantics. http://twitpic.com/zx5pp
- http://twitpic.com/zx60a – Team AMCNews hard at work in Sundance /@marramark
- http://twitpic.com/zx71c – Ready to intv Adam Brody, Elijah Wood and cast from ‘The Romantics’
- That’s a wrap! Done shooting our @AMCnews Special: 10 Stories of #Sundance. Now we have to actually put the show together before Friday!
- I’m headed to Cane Toads: The Conquest tonight at #sundance. Stoked. /@jacobsoboroff
- RT: Got my 3D glasses on. Ready for @takepart‘s Cane Toads: The Conquest. #sundance http://twitpic.com/zya2c (via @jacobsoboroff)
- There’s Mark Lewis director of @takepart‘s Cane Toads. I interviewed him yesterday in the studio. #sundance http://twitpic.com/zyd37
- Mark Lewis, @takepart‘s Cane Toads director: “I try to make my nonfiction films like casting a drama.” #sundance
Now we’re back at it today, hard at work in the AMC News Sundance production office. Here’s a peek:
- Who is that jerk on the monitors? #sundance /@jacobsoboroff http://twitpic.com/100tz7
- http://twitpic.com/1016d9 – AMC News production office working hard finishing Sundance special /@marramark
- Celebs who came 2 our #sundance studio signed this snowboard. auctioning it 4 #Haiti relief. Deets soon. http://twitpic.com/101e61
We’ll have lots more content from Sundance as the week goes on and we approach the premiere of the AMC News Special: 10 Stories of Sundance this Friday night at 11PM | 10C. As we work to finish the show be sure to follow along with us on Twitter.Read More