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HBO and Scott Rudin To Develop 'Indie Game' into TV Series

By Jason Guerrasio | Indiewire January 22, 2012 at 4:21PM

HBO has made its second acquisition at Sundance, buying the remake rights to the documentary “Indie Game: The Movie.” Sources indicate Scott Rudin will develop the film as a fictional half-hour comedy series for the network. Rudin's currently producing two series for HBO: "Newsroom" and "The Corrections." The film premiered Friday in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Directed by first-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, "Indie Game" is a heartfelt look inside the life and work of four indie video game developers as they try to get their respective projects off the ground. Before the festival began, HBO bough U.S. broadcasting rights to U.S. Competition doc "Me @The Zoo."
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Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky's "Indie Game: The Movie"
Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky's "Indie Game: The Movie"

HBO has made its second acquisition at Sundance, buying the remake rights to the documentary “Indie Game: The Movie.”

Sources indicate Scott Rudin will develop the film as a fictional half-hour comedy series for the network. Rudin's currently producing two series for HBO: "Newsroom" and "The Corrections."

The film premiered Friday in the World Cinema Documentary Competition. Directed by first-time filmmaking duo Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky, "Indie Game" is a heartfelt look inside the life and work of four indie video game developers as they try to get their respective projects off the ground.

Before the festival began, HBO bough U.S. broadcasting rights to U.S. Competition doc "Me @The Zoo."

This article is related to: Sundance Film Festival, Sundance 2012