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SUNDANCE: A&E IndieFilms Picks Up TV Rights to 'Corman's World' Doc

Alex Stapleton's film will have its premiere Friday in Park City.

Corman's World
American International Pictures

Pre-Sundance deals are hopping today.

First Sony Pictures Classics grabbed rights to competition film Take Shelter, and now A&E IndieFilms has picked up TV rights to the Park City at Midnight selection Corman's World: Exploits of a Hollywood Rebel. The A&E deal comes as part of an investment in the documentary.

Alex Stapleton's film will have its premiere Friday in Park City.

Far Hills Pictures’ Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne financed and produced the film. Stapleton, Izabela Frank, Mickey Barold and Jeff Frey also served as producers on the project. Jared Moshe, Rich Lim, Joshua Ray Levin, Polly Platt and Antonio Von Hildebrand are executive producers. Exec producers for A&E IndieFIlms are Bob DeBitetto, Robert Sharenow and Molly Thompson.

Corman’s World is the preeminent retrospective of the life and career of one of Hollywood’s most prolific and influential filmmakers, and we are pleased to partner with Stone Douglass and Taylor Materne to bring Alex Stapleton’s film to audiences around the world," said DeBitetto, president and general manager of A&E Network and BIO Channel.   A&E IndieFilms exec Thompson negotiated the deal with WME Global on behalf of Far Hills Pictures.