Oscilloscope Acquires SXSW and Sundance Documentary 'Chasing Ice'
The film about the Extreme Ice Survey is screening at SXSW after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival.
Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired all U.S. rights -- except for television -- to feature documentary Chasing Ice.
The film's U.S. television rights were acquired by National Geographic Channel during the Sundance Film Festival in January. The film premiered Jan. 23 at the festival and screened in the U.S. Documentary Competition section.
Chasing Ice is also screening at SXSW Film Festival, which began Friday.
The film follows photographer James Balog as he works on the Extreme Ice Survey, a photography project that used time-lapse cameras to capture evidence of Earth's melting ice.
Chasing Ice was produced by Jeff Orlowski, Paula DuPre’ Pesmen, and Jerry Aronson.
Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine, and Wilder Knight and Anne Atkinson of Pryor Cashman LLP represented the filmmakers in the sale. David Fenkel and David Laub represented Oscilloscope in-house.
Chasing Ice is the second 2012 Sundance film acquired by Oscilloscope on Friday; earlier in the day it snagged comedy Hello I Must Be Going. In February the company picked up U.S. rights to Sundance drama 28 Hotel Rooms.
- Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar And Selma Blair Had The Best 'Cruel Intentions' Reunion
- Cabaret: Betty Buckley Shines A (Ghost) Light At Joe's Pub
- 'Kung Fury' Released On YouTube In All Its '80s-Inspired Glory
- Mariah Carey Slams 'American Idol' As 'Fake,' Calls It The 'Worst Experience' Of Her Life
- Chace Crawford Hits Up Hugo's For Lunch After Memorial Day Getaway
- Emmanuelle Chriqui & Zendaya Hit Up The Reveal Of The Penthouse Inspired by Vivienne Westwood
- Rita Ora Keeps Smiling After A$AP Rocky's 'Better Things' Song Diss
- Rashida Jones Talks 'Hot Girls Wanted' & Porn: It's Almost Part Of Our Mainstream