Once known primarily as a music festival, SXSW is where film and technology meet. It’s a collision that is shaping the future of entertainment. With next month’s festival looming, we throw a spotlight on some of films likely to make waves in Austin and trace their project origins.
Our analysis shows more than $60 million being spent so far snapping up Sundance films. The real story, however, is how the top sellers resisted the highest advances on the table in favour of deals that offered far greater upsides. Here’s why that long view matters.
65% of all the films that sold and won awards at Sundance 2015 were made by Slated members. We break down every deal in an informative grid.
Check out our top new and trending members and films for January. Todd Cherniawsky, Charles Howell, David H. Steinberg, Martin Asbury, Matt Maddox, David Lancaster, Gary Michael Walkers, Michelle Chan, Joseph S DeBeasi, and Mauro Blanco. And films Salty, Don't Knock Twice, 16:19, Challenger, MUTTS, Colours, Bone Walker, Exit Highway 1, Shill, CALL TO DUTY
Some of the most iconic films to come out of Sundance were financed by home video distributors. Will history repeat itself at this year’s festival where VOD players are expected to make most of the dealmaking waves? Read on also to find out what nearly two thirds of the films premiering in Park City all have in common..