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A&E acquires Corman doc rights

Pic to premiere at Sundance on Friday

TV rights for “Corman’s World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel,” a docu chronicling the career of producer-director Roger Corman set to bow Friday at Sundance, have been acquired by A&E IndieFilms.

The deal is part of A&E IndieFilms’ investment in the picture, directed by Alex Stapleton. “Corman’s World” could air on either A&E or (more likely) Bio, but no date has been scheduled.

Jack Nicholson, Ron Howard, Jonathan Demme and Martin Scor-sese are featured in the project, which is exec produced by Jared Moshe, Rich Lim, Joshua Ray Levin, Polly Platt and Antonio Von Hildebrand. Interviews are intertwined with archival footage, while Corman’s ongoing work and his influence on filmmakers like Quentin Tarantino is also addressed.

WME Global represents the film’s remaining available rights.

“Corman’s World is the preeminent retrospective of the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers,” said Bob DeBitetto, prexy/g.m. of A&E Network and Bio.

Far Hills Pictures’ Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne produced and financed the work, their third following “Barry Munday” and Scorsese doc “A Letter to Elia.”

DiBitetto, Robert Sharenow and A&E IndieFilms acquisitions veep Molly Thompson are exec producing for A&E IndieFilms, which has previously involved itself in such projects as former Oscar nominees “Murderball” and “Jesus Camp” as well as current projects “The Tillman Story” and “Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Elliot Spitzer.”

“A&E IndieFilms and Molly Thompson have an amazing history of distributing the highest quality documentaries,” Douglass said. “They are the ideal partner for a film that celebrates the birth of independent filmmaking and its godfather, Roger.”

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