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PARK CITY '08 10:51 a.m. | "Polanski" & HBO?; Buzz Docs: "Teen," "Secrecy," "Recruit" Closing In

By Indiewire | Indiewire January 20, 2008 at 6:42AM

Docs remain the hot on day four of Sundance... Marina Zenovich's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" seems likely to land at HBO, according to insiders, but contacted this morning HBO said that nothing is confirmed yet. Following an international deal with The Weinstein Company, HBO's high six-figure offer tops a combined ThinkFilm/History Channel/Netflix proposed pact, in a deal being brokered by Submarine and Cinetic. A theatrical run for the film is being considered but indieWIRE is awaiting more details from any official annoncement. Warner Independent Pictures and Roadside Attractions were also apparently in the running for the Polanski film. Meanwhile, buyers have been buzzing about "American Teen" since last night, but the film remains on the market as of this morning, according to an insider. Rumors last night had Fox Searchlght initially whisking away the "Teen" team after the screening, but at the film's Main St. party later, Sony Pictures Classics made a pitch and Paramount Vantage also paid respects. CAA and Cinetic are working the film. Among other doc action on the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, a source said that Peter Galison and Robb Moss' "Secrecy" could close a deal soon (Submarine is repping), while Edet Belzberg's "The Recruit" (formerly known as "An American Soldier") is stirring offers with insiders piecing together a deal, according to another source (Andrew Herwitz is selling the doc). indieWIRE reported on many of these film in a recent festival dispatch. [Eugene Hernandez]
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Docs remain the hot on day four of Sundance... Marina Zenovich's "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" seems likely to land at HBO, according to insiders, but contacted this morning HBO said that nothing is confirmed yet. Following an international deal with The Weinstein Company, HBO's high six-figure offer tops a combined ThinkFilm/History Channel/Netflix proposed pact, in a deal being brokered by Submarine and Cinetic. A theatrical run for the film is being considered but indieWIRE is awaiting more details from any official annoncement. Warner Independent Pictures and Roadside Attractions were also apparently in the running for the Polanski film. Meanwhile, buyers have been buzzing about "American Teen" since last night, but the film remains on the market as of this morning, according to an insider. Rumors last night had Fox Searchlght initially whisking away the "Teen" team after the screening, but at the film's Main St. party later, Sony Pictures Classics made a pitch and Paramount Vantage also paid respects. CAA and Cinetic are working the film. Among other doc action on the first weekend of the Sundance Film Festival, a source said that Peter Galison and Robb Moss' "Secrecy" could close a deal soon (Submarine is repping), while Edet Belzberg's "The Recruit" (formerly known as "An American Soldier") is stirring offers with insiders piecing together a deal, according to another source (Andrew Herwitz is selling the doc). indieWIRE reported on many of these film in a recent festival dispatch. [Eugene Hernandez]

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