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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