Quirky Sells

Fine Line and Artisan go shopping at Sundance

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Comedy is the flavour of the month at this year's Sundance with two funny flicks scoring highly with studio execs. The biggest sale of the festival came when Saving Grace was bought by Fine Line Features for $4 million. The movie stars Brenda Blethyn as an impoverished widow with debtors knocking at the door. In an attempt to settle her debts she asks the caretaker of the house to set up a marijuana farm. Another big sale came when Blow Up Pictures' Chuck and Buck was picked up by Artisan Entertainment. The industry spoof of a disabled brother visiting his studio executive sibling is slated to be released in America this summer as an alternative to the July big budget blockbusters. Artisan President Amir Malin hinted not to expect any more acquisitions from the company this week. 'We tend to be monogamists,' he said.

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