Sony Pictures Classics Picks Up Doc 'Lambert & Stamp'

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"Lambert & Stamp"

James D. Cooper's film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, follows two would-be filmmakers who discovered The Who.

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired all North American rights to James D. Cooper’s directorial debut, the documentary Lambert & Stamp

The film follows aspiring filmmakers Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert as they set out to put together an underground film in the 1960s and discover the band that would become The Who. The Who’s Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey as well as actor Terence Stamp are featured in the film.

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SPC also picked up Australian and New Zealand, Eastern European and Russian rights to the film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

The film is a Harms/Cooper, Motocinema production and was produced by Cooper along with Loretta Harms and Douglas Graves. W. Wilder Knight II is the associate producer and Harms and Mark Mullen are executive producers.

The deal was negotiated by Knight and Anne Atkinson of Pryor Cashman on behalf of the filmmakers with SPC.