A&E IndieFilms picks up “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel”

Ahead of its Sundance premiere, Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel has been acquired by A&E IndieFilms for TV rights.
January 18, 2011

Ahead of its Sundance premiere, Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel‘s television rights have been acquired by A&E IndieFilms.

The directorial debut from Alex Stapleton uses archival footage and interviews with Jack Nicholson, Martin Scorsese and other Hollywood players to chronicle the career of prolific writer/director/producer Roger Corman.

The film was produced and financed by Far Hills Pictures’ Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne.¬† Stapleton, Izabela Frank, Mickey Barold, and Jeff Frey also served as producers on the project.

The deal was negotiated by Molly Thompson, vice president of acquisitions for A&E IndieFilms, with WME Global on behalf of Far Hills Pictures. WME GLOBAL represents the film’s remaining available rights.

In a statement, Douglass says, “A&E IndieFilms and Molly Thompson have an amazing history of distributing the highest quality documentaries. ¬†They are the ideal partner for a film that celebrates the birth of independent filmmaking and its godfather, Roger.”

Corman will be in Park City for the world premiere of Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel on January 21.

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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.