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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.

Chasing Ice
"Chasing Ice"

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.

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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 OrlowskiPaula 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.  

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