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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
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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