In the second deal of the day for Sundance U.S. doc competition title "The Last Mountain," New Video announced that it has acquired U.S. DVD and Digital Rights to the film, directed by Bill Haney. Earlier today, Dada Films said it had picked up U.S. theatrical rights to the film.
The deal was negotiated by Mark Kashden of New Video and Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers.
Dada will open "Mountain" in theaters after a run on the festival circuit, followed by a DVD and Digital Release on New Video's Docurama label.
Bill Haney said in a statement, "I am delighted to be in business with New Video whose commitment to bringing quality documentaries for many years to a broad audience is a natural fit for 'The Last Mountain.' Mark Kashden and his team's enthusiasm and expertise in the new age of documentary distribution completely won me over."