Everyone know that the Sundance Film Festival is a marketplace for distributors, but this year’s edition has been especially potent. From Amazon’s $10 million deal for “Manchester By the Sea” to the record-breaking $17.5 million spent by Fox Searchlight for U.S. competition standout “The Birth of a Nation,” much has been made about the sales in Park City this year. But what do these figures really tell us about the health of the industry? And where does this leave some of the smaller films?
Screen Talk co-hosts Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson sat down at the Kickstarter Green Room on Main Street to discuss these questions and more with a live audience, following an introduction from Keri Putman, executive director of the Sundance Institute. Stick around for the end of the recording, when the Kohn and Thompson reconvene a few days after the recording to take some of the more recent news into account.
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