Sundance's 'The Birth Of A Nation' Is Exactly What Hollywood Ordered
Fox Searchlight snagged the film for a whopping $17.5 million after an intense bidding war with multiple studios.By Lexie Hammesfahr | January 26, 2016
"The Birth of a Nation" — a film Nate Parker produced, directed and starred in — set a record price tag after it received multiple standing ovations at the Sundance Film Festival.
Fox Searchlight secured worldwide distribution rights for a jaw-dropping $17.5 million after an intense bidding war with studios like Netflix, Paramount and The Weinstein Co.
And that bodes really well for "The Birth of a Nation," which has the potential to be a heavyweight during awards season next year. After all, Fox Searchlight is the studio that led "12 Years a Slave" and "Birdman" to best picture wins at the Oscars. It's also the studio that's leading awards campaigns for "Brooklyn" and "Youth."