Sundance ’14: Dogwoof, Madman acquire “Dinosaur 13″

Dogwoof Global has picked up the international rights to this year's Sundance Film Festival opener Dinosaur 13 (pictured), while Madman Entertainment acquired the doc for Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.
January 23, 2014

Dogwoof Global has picked up the international rights to Dinosaur 13 (pictured), the opening night U.S. documentary at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Madman Entertainment acquired all rights in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa for the documentary, and Jaguar Distribution took worldwide airline rights, excluding North America.

Directed by Todd Douglas Miller, the film chronicles paleontologist Peter Larson of South Dakota’s Black Hills Institute of Geological Research, as he battles for the legal rights to the discovery of a 65 million-year-old fossilized Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton.

The film’s sales agent, Submarine Entertainment, sold the North American theatrical and TV rights to the film to Lionsgate and CNN Films respectively, earlier in the festival.

“We are delighted to have come on board for Dinosaur 13 both for UK distribution and foreign sales,” said Oli Harbottle, head of distribution for Dogwoof Global, in a statement. “This fascinating and engrossing film immediately grabbed our attention from the moment it was announced as opening night film.”

In related Sundance news, U.S. cable net Sundance Channel has acquired the American TV rights to This May Be the Last Time.

Directed by Sterlin Harjo, the documentary examines the history of the Native American songs sung by a Seminole community following the disappearance of the filmmaker’s grandfather in 1962.

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