Sundance Takes TV Rights (by Eugene Hernandez, July 14, 2005)

Ira Sachs’ “Forty Shades of Blue,” winner of the American Dramatic Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival this year has secured distribution in theaters, on DVD and via cable television. Upstart distributor Capital Entertainment, headed by CEO Harry Winterstern and president Richard Williams, will open the film in theaters in September, before a DVD release and then a pay television premiere on Sundance Channel next year.

The film, directed by Sachs from a script he wrote with Michael Rohatyn, was produced by Margot Bridger, Ira Sachs, Mary Bing, Jawal Nga, and Donald Rosenfeld and executive produced by Geoff Stier and Diane Von Furstenberg. Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment and Roger E. Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment negotiated the deal with Richard Shore and Richard Williams of Capitol and Christian Vesper from Sundance Channel.

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