RADiUS-TWC has made its second documentary acquisition of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, picking up all English speaking rights to Jacob Kornbluth’s Inequality for All.
The film sees former U.S. Secretary of Labor Robert Reich (pictured above) humorously guiding viewers through the causes and consequences of the widening income gap in America.
In a statement, TWC co-chairman Harvey Weinstein said: “Together, Robert and Jacob have given the inequality of the U.S. economy the knock-out punch it deserves by exposing the lies being told to the American people. Funny and poignant, Inequality for All is this year’s game-changer.”
The doc was produced by Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan of 72 Productions, and RADiUS is slating a summer 2013 release. The sale comes after RADiUS acquired Morgan Neville’s doc Twenty Feet from Stardom earlier in the festival.
Reich said: “We’re approaching a turning point in our economy and democracy, and people need to see this film in order to understand what’s at stake. I have enormous confidence in Harvey Weinstein and RADiUS to get this film in front of as many people as possible.”
Chaiken and Dungan added: “With the success that Harvey has had bringing important docs to a wide audience, and Tom Quinn and Jason Janego’s smart and innovative approach to distribution, we feel the film has found its perfect home.”
RADiUS co-presidents Quinn and Janego, along with TWC president and COO David Glasser, negotiated the deal with WME Global’s Mark Ankner and Liesl Copland, and attorney Linda Lichter of Lichter, Grossman, Nichols, Adler & Feldman.