By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 18, 2011 at 5:25AM
Television rights to the upcoming Sundance premiere "Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel" have been picked up by A&E IndieFilms, which also invested in the project. The directorial debut of Alex Stapleton, the film chronicles the career of legendary director and producer Roger Corman, who will be in Park City for the film's world premiere January 21.
The film was produced and financed by Far Hills Pictures' Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne. Stapleton, Izabela Frank, Mickey Barold and Jeff Frey also served as producers on the project. Far Hills Pictures also produced the Magnolia Pictures release "Barry Munday," and Martin Scorsese's doc "A Letter To Elia."
"A&E IndieFilms and Molly Thompson have an amazing history of distributing the highest quality documentaries," Stone Douglass said in a statement. "They are the ideal partner for a film that celebrates the birth of independent filmmaking and its godfather, Roger."
The deal for the film was negotiated by Molly Thompson, vice president of A&E IndieFilms, with WME Global on behalf of Far Hills Pictures. WME Global represents the film's remaining available rights.