By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire January 28, 2011 at 1:05AM
Madmen Entertainment has acquired all rights in Australia and New Zealand to two U.S. Documentary Competition Sundance films, Cindy Meehl's "Buck" and Andrew Rossi's "Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times."
Both films were picked up earlier this week for North American distribution. "Buck" went to Sundance Selects, while "Page One" was taken by Magnolia Pictures and Participant Media.
"We are thrilled to have extracted these two gems from a busy marketplace," said Paul Wiegard of Madman Entertainment.
Full press release below:
MADMAN ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES FILMS BUCK BY CINDY MEEHL AND PAGE ONE: A YEAR INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES BY ANDREW ROSSI FROM SUBMARINE ENTERTAINMENT
Sundance Film Festival -- January 27, 2011 -- Madman Entertainment announced today that it has closed a deal and acquired all rights in Australia and New Zealand from Submarine Entertainment to Buck by Cindy Meehl and Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times by Andrew Rossi. The deals were negotiated by Paul Wiegard from Madman Entertainment and Josh Braun & David Koh of Submarine Entertainment. Both films will be released theatrically by Madman Entertainment and are screening in the U.S. Documentary Competition at this year's Sundance Film Festival.
Cindy Meehl's Buck is a film about a living legend in the horse world, Buck Brannaman, who was the real life inspiration for The Horse Whisperer. Buck was Produced by Julie Goldman. Andrea Meditch served as Creative Consultant. The film was Edited by Toby Shimin.
Filmmaker Andrew Rossi spent the year embedded in the offices of the New York Times as the institution faces it's most trying times as newspapers go bankrupt and organizations like Wikileaks transform the way information is given. Page One was Directed, Written, Produced by Andrew Rossi and Produced by Josh Braun, David Hand, Kate Novack, Alan Oxman, and Adam Schlesinger. Written by Rossi And Kate Novack. Executive Produced by Daniel Stern and Daniel Pine.
Paul Wiegard of Madman Entertainment stated, "We are thrilled to have extracted these two gems from a busy marketplace."