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Morgan Spurlock’s doc is acquired at Sundance

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Morgan Spurlock's The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, giving it the distinction of being the first film to be picked up at the Sundance Film Festival.
January 21, 2011

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions has acquired Morgan Spurlock’s The Greatest Movie Ever Sold, giving it the distinction of being the first film to be picked up during the Sundance Film Festival.

SPWA picked up the North American rights to the documentary, which explores product placement, marketing and advertising, while also being funded by all three of those things.

The doc will be distributed through Sony Pictures Classics for an April release.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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