Warner Independent Pictures has acquired rights in multiple territories to Cherie Nowlan's "Clubland," from the Premieres section at the Sundance Film Festival. The deal was reported at about $4 million by sources, but Warner Independent would not confirm the price of the pact. It was brokered by Cassian Elwes, Rena Ronson and Phil Alberstat from the WIlliam Morris Agency, while Tristan Whalley & Nicki Parfitt of Goalpost Film and Paul Federbush & Courtney Armstrong negotiated. The company is targeting a Summer '07 release in North America.
In other biz news, Sony Pictures Classics is about to officially annouce that it won the battle to secure rights to Amir Bar-Lev's Sundance competition doc "My Kid Could Paint That," making a deal wth the filmmakers and A&E IndieFilms. Trade reports pegged the pact at nearly $2 million. [Eugene Hernandez]