Sundance: Radius-TWC Picks Up Katie Couric-Produced Documentary 'Fed Up'
Radius-TWC has acquired worldwide rights to Fed Up, a documentary expose executive produced by Katie Couric about how the food industry has contributed to obesity in America.
Directed by Stephanie Soechtig, the film follows a group of obsese children for more than two years as they try to lose weight, while it also takes aim at the food industry and the U.S. government.
In addition to Couric, the film is executive produced by Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth), Regina Scully (The Invisible War),Heather Reisman, Michael Walrath and Michelle Walrath. Producers are Eve Marson, Sarah Olson and Soechtig.
"After seeing Stephanie's brilliant, eye- opening film, we immediately recognized the unprecedented opportunity to affect change in terms of how we eat. We look forward to collaborating with this exceptional team and can't get started soon enough,” Tom Quinn and Jason Janego, Radius co-presidents, said.
Couric commented, "Knowledge is power and we hope that creating a greater awareness about the food we eat we will inspire the public to change their habits and help our children lead the lives they deserve. Radius has a great track record to be the perfect partner in sharing this project that I hope will help people in this country and all around the world lead longer, healthier lives."
Quinn and Janego negotiated the deal with Cinetic on behalf of the filmmakers.
Fed Up is second film that Radius, The Weinstein Company’s boutique VOD label, has acquired at the festival, where it also took worldwide rights to Charlie McDowell’s debut feature The One I Love, starring Elisabeth Moss and Mark Duplass.