Extra: Kino Lorber takes “Bugs,” Sundance debuts FilmTwo

In today's 'Extra,' distributor Kino Lorber has picked up all U.S. rights for Andreas Johnsen's feature doc Bugs and two doc makers have been accepted into Sundance's inaugural FilmTwo lab.
May 18, 2016

Edible insects doc “Bugs” to get U.S. theatrical release

Kino Lorber has picked up all U.S. rights to director Andreas Johnsen’s documentary Bugs, which world premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival last month. The film was produced by Sigrid Dyekjær of Danish Documentary and follows two head chefs from Nordisc Food Lab who are intent on popularizing edible insects as a sustainable food source. The distributor is planning a theatrical release in the fall, followed by digital, educational and packaged media releases.

Moselle, Cunningham accepted into Sundance’s inaugural FilmTwo lab

The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle and Valentine Road director Marta Cunningham have been accepted into a new Sundance Institute lab for filmmakers trying to get a second feature off the ground. The FilmTwo Initiative is run through Sundance’s Feature Film Program and is backed by NBCUniversal. The lab is for fiction films, but Sundance is interested in including non-fiction directors who are developing scripted projects. In all, 13 filmmakers have been accepted into the inaugural FilmTwo program, which provides participants with script and rough cut feedback as well as production resources.


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