SPC makes its move for 'Step'


Sony Pictures Classics is about to acquire "Every Little Step," the Endgame Entertainment documentary about "A Chorus Line" that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.

The company is in final negotiations to acquire North American and Australian rights for mid-to high-six figures.

Despite the difficult market for docus, a number of distributors were keenly interested in the film.

Endgame's Adam Del Deo and Jim Stern co-directed "Step," which looks at a set of actors auditioning for the revival of the Broadway show several years ago. Senator, Roadside Attractions and Miramax were among those circling the film.

The project, which began life as a potential nonscripted TV show, was packaged by William Morris Independent, which repped the filmmakers. HBO had shown early interest in doing the project as a special, but John Breglio, attorney for original "Chorus Line" director-choreographer Michael Bennett's estate and executive producer of the docu, is said to have nixed the idea.

The purchase would mark the first by SPC at Toronto but continues an intense fest-buying streak that began at Sundance last year.