RADiUS-TWC has acquired Fed Up (pictured), Stephanie Soechtig’s Sundance documentary about the food industry, which is exec produced by Katie Couric and Laurie David.
The doc explores why, despite media attention and government policies, childhood obesity continues to rise. The film follows a group of obese children for more than two years, as they attempt to lose weight.
In a statement, RADiUS co-president Tom Quinn trumpeted his past involvement with food docs such as Super Size Me, Jiro Dreams of Sushi and Food Inc.
Quinn and co-president Quinn and fellow co-president Jason Janego said: “After seeing Stephanie’s brilliant, eye-opening film, we immediately recognized the unprecedented opportunity to affect change in terms of how we eat. We look forward to collaborating with this exceptional team and can’t get started soon enough.”
Soechtig added: “My team at Atlas Films and I are thrilled to have found a partner in RADiUS-TWC. With their passion for the film and issue, we are confident we can make an impact and save all our children.”
Fed Up was produced by Soechtig, Eve Marson and Sarah Olson. In addition to Couric and David, the other exec producers are Regina Scully, Heather Reisman, Michael Walrath and Michelle Walrath. The co-producers are Kristin Lazure and Sarah Gibson, and the deal was negotiated by Quinn and Janego, with Cinetic acting on behalf of the filmmakers.
In related Sundance news, Submarine Entertainment has sold international and UK distribution rights for Ben Cotner and Ryan White’s The Case Against 8 to Dogwoof Global.
Submarine also sold the Canadian distribution rights to Films We Like, with Jaguar Distribution taking worldwide airline rights. The film presents a behind-the-scenes look at the case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage, and will premiere on HBO in the U.S. in June.