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Buyer’s Guide to Tribeca Titles With Buzz

Major theatrical acquisitions are rare at Tribeca, but the festival has supplied a steady stream of product (some 400 films in its history) to a host of buyers, including, most recently, A24, Saban Films, IFC and the Orchard. Here are a dozen target titles.

“Between Us”
Olivia Thirlby stars in this romantic dramedy about an L.A. couple on the rocks. Featuring Adam Goldberg, Peter Bogdanovich and Lesley Ann Warren.
Sales: CAA

“Betting on Zero”
A doc following hedge fund titan Bill Ackman’s crusade to expose global nutritional giant Herbalife as the largest pyramid scheme in history.
Sales: Cinetic

“Custody”
Starring Viola Davis as a beleaguered judge, this courtroom drama from Tony Award winner James Lapine (“Into the Woods”) focuses on a high-stakes child custody battle.
Sales: CAA

“Keep Quiet”
A doc about an anti-Semitic Hungarian politician who later discovered he was Jewish.
Sales: The Film
Sales Co.

“King Cobra”

A drama from Justin Kelly (“I Am Michael”) set in the cutthroat world of gay porn. Starring James Franco, Christian Slater, Keegan Allen and Alicia Silverstone.
Sales: CAA

“A Kind of Murder”
Based on a story by Patricia Highsmith, this ’60s-set noir thriller stars Haley Bennett, Jessica Biel and Patrick Wilson, and was produced along with vets Ted Hope and Christine Vachon.
Sales: CAA/Sierra

“Little Boxes”
Exec-produced by Cary Fukunaga, this dramatic comedy from Rob Meyer (“A Birder’s Guide to Everything”) follows a bi-racial kid and his parents adjusting to new surroundings.
Sales: UTA

“Obit”
On the heels of last year’s popular “Very Semi-Serious” comes a new doc about those responsible for writing the obituaries in the New York Times.
Sales: Cinetic

“Southwest of Salem”
A true-crime doc about four women who were convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls, but have maintained their innocence for more than two decades.
Sales: Submarine/Preferred Content

“Wolves”

Michael Shannon and Taylor John Smith topline this drama from Bart Freundlich (“The Myth of Fingerprints”) about a troubled father and his son.
Sales: CAA

“Women Who Kill”
Produced by indie stalwarts Parts and Labor (“The Witch”), Tribeca-supported filmmaker Ingrid Jungermann’s feature debut is a LGBTQ Brooklyn comedy.
Sales: Paradigm.

“Youth in Oregon”

A road-trip dramedy starring Frank Langella, Billy Crudup and Christina Applegate.
Sales: Paradigm

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