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Sundance’s ‘Snow’ falls on Artistic

Pic prod'n is Marcus family affair

Artistic License Films will handle domestic distribution for Sundance 2000 entry “Snow Days,” now retitled “Let It Snow.”

Produced, written by and starring Kip Marcus and helmed by brother Adam Marcus, “Let It Snow” won two awards at AFI’s Los Angeles Intl. Film Festival, including the new writer award sponsored by the Writers Guild of America.

Pic also stars Golden Globe and Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters, newcomer Alice Dylan and “NYPD Blue” series regular Henry Simmons.

Artistic License Films will distribute “Let It Snow” in major cities across the country this summer. Pic is being distributed in 16 countries, with foreign sales handled by Curb Intl.; it will have its U.S. television bow on HBO in the winter.

‘Dream fit’

“We had offers after Sundance from a number of strong distributors, but Artistic License is truly the dream fit for our film,” said Kip Marcus. “My brother and I are thrilled to be working alongside Sande Zeig and the talented Artistic License family to bring our comedy to the public.”

“Let It Snow” tells the story of a young man trying to get a second chance at first love. He needs a snowy day to rekindle a romance from high school. Unfortunately, it’s June.

The brothers Marcus have a deal at Warner Bros. Television to create, produce, star in and direct a series inspired by their film. “Friends” exec producer Kevin Bright will exec produce their WBTV projects.

In addition, the brothers have a blind script deal at Imagine Entertainment to create an hourlong series.

Artistic License Films releases include Academy Award-nominated films “Sound and Fury” and “Dancemaker” as well as “After Life” and 1998 Palme d’Or winner “Eternity and a Day.” Currently in release are “The Girl” and “The Young Girl and the Monsoon.”