Sundance 2013: Elle Driver/Wild Bunch Nabs Foreign Rights to 'Twenty Feet From Stardom'
The film, which premiered at Eccles Theatre on Jan. 17, tells the story of the industry's unheralded back-up singers.
PARK CITY -- Elle Driver/Wild Bunch has picked up foreign rights to the music documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom.
The film, which premiered at Eccles Theatre on Jan. 17, was produced by veteran record executive Gil Friesen, whose dream was to tell the story of the industry's unheralded back-up singers. Morgan Neville directed.
Neville follows half a dozen diverse and gifted back-up singers spanning music history, each of whom emerge from the shadows of superstardom. Interviews include Bruce Springsteen, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder, Sting, Joe Cocker and Bette Midler.
"We feel these stories need to be shared with audiences around the world so everyone can fall in love with these amazing singers and it will be exciting and look forward to collaborating with Elle Driver on the international launch," Neville said.
Radius acquired North American rights earlier in the festival and will launch theatrically in the United States later this year.
The filmmakers were repped by David Koh and Josh Braun of Submarine. Adeline Fontan Tessaur and Agnes Mentre negotiated on behalf of Elle Driver.Email: Tatiana.Siegel@THR.com, Twitter: @TatianaSiegel27
Email: Daniel.Miller@THR.com; Twitter: @DanielNMiller
- Shades Of Blue, Tiger Eyes & Beyond: Chatting with Joe Bonamassa, Jim Peterik and Sondre Lerche
- 'South Park' Completely Trolls Washington Redskins With In-Game Ad Ripping Team Name
- Hell on Wheels: Recent Season Four Episode Seven Delivers!
- Ken Burns' 'The Roosevelts' Reveals Everything Wrong With Our Current Political Class
- Camilla Belle & Max Greenfield Support 'L.A. Loves Alex's Lemonade' Fundraiser
- Pregnant Hayden Panettiere Has Fun at Food & Wine Festival After Nude Pics Leak
- Rosario Dawson, Luke Evans, & Ashley Madekwe Support amfAR's Important Cause in Milan
- Leonardo DiCaprio Awarded at Global Citizen Awards, Raps 'Scenario' Alongside Jamie Foxx - Watch the Amazing Video!