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Sundance 2013: Madman Nabs All Rights in Australia and New Zealand to Doc 'The Summit'

PARK CITY -- Madman Entertainment has picked up all rights in Australia and New Zealand to the documentary The Summit.

The film from director Nick Ryan centers on a calamitous expedition up K2, the second-highest peak in the world. The project explores what happened to a group of 24 climbers -- 11 of of whom were killed or vanished during a trek to the summit.

The Summit premiered as part of Sundance's World Cinema Documentary Competition category at the Egyptian Theatre on Jan. 18. IFC Films' sister label Sundance Selects acquired North American rights to the film for a low-seven-figure on Friday.

Written by Mark Monroe, the film was executive produced by John Battsek, Pat Falvey, Darrell Kavanagh and John McDonnell.

"We are delighted to partner with Madman, and believe they are the perfect match for the film," Ryan said. "We look forward to working with them on the release."

Submarine's David Koh and Josh Braun repped the filmmakers. Paul Wiegard negotiated on behalf of Madman.


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