IFC, Sony partner for ‘Salvation’

Duo to release pic in N. America

PARK CITY, UTAH — IFC Films and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions are partnering to acquire North American rights to Sundance title “Salvation Boulevard,” which preemed on Monday here in Park City as one of the fest’s premiere pics. IFC will distribute theatrically.

Deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, senior VP of acquisitions and productions of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, along with VP of business and legal affairs Betsy Rodgers and SPWA senior VP of business affairs Michael Helfand. UTA’s Rena Ronson and Richard Klubeck brokered the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

Salvation Boulevard,” helmed by George Ratliff and toplining Pierce Brosnan, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris and Greg Kinnear, tells the story of a pastor (Brosnan) and his religious impact on a community.

Pic, which is based on a tome by Larry Beinhart, was produced by Cathy Schulman, Celine Rattray and Peter Fruchtman.

IFC has been busy in Park City, nabbing rights to four other fest titles, including Cindy Meehl’s docu “Buck,” Ewan McGregor starrer “Perfect Sense,” “The Ledge,” with Patrick Wilson and Liv Tyler, and “These Amazing Shadows,” which screened in the fest’s Premiere category.

SPWA scooped up rights to Morgan Spurlock’s docu “The Greatest Movie Ever Sold.”

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