The Best Portraits From Sundance 2012


The 2012 Sundance Film Festival started earlier this week in its usual place, Park City, Utah. The festival gives filmmakers a chance to show off their work to the studios (Sony, Fox Searchlight, Lionsgate, etc.) in hopes of being picked up for a distribution deal. The average paycheck in 2012 seems to come in around $2 million for the rights to a film. Although Fox Searchlight picked up The Surrogate, a true story that chronicles journalist and poet Marc O’Brien’s quest to lose his virginity at the age of 38, starring John Hawkes, Helen Hunt & William H. Macy for a cool $6 million.

Success is not guaranteed for films nabbed by the studios. Yep, even Fox Searchlight president Peter Rice, who oversaw the success of Little Miss Sunshine, fucked up in 2007 when he handed over $3.7 million for Joshua, a creepy-kid thriller starring Sam Rockwell and Vera Farmiga. Released that summer, Joshua only managed to bring in $482,355.

Sam Rockwell isn’t around this year, his last SD appearance was for Moon & The Winning Season, but the rest of Sundance is still filled with your favorite television stars breaking into movies; newbies hoping to make it bigger than their siblings; and oldies trying to have sex with everyone else. It’s a good thing for us that various news organizations force all of them into photo booths…with mustaches?


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2 Comments on “The Best Portraits From Sundance 2012”

  1. 01.26.12 at 9:46 AM #

    Love the slideshow…. thanks for all the work you each contribute.
    I really look forward to each post.

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