BREAKING: The Weinstein Company’s Radius-TWC label has acquired Inequality For All, which is playing in the U.S. Competition at Sundance. It’s the fourth pickup in Park City for Radius, which overnight nailed down Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried and also acquired Twenty Feet From Stardom and Concussion here.
In Inequality, noted economic policy director Robert Reich distills the topic of widening income inequality and addresses the question of what effects this increasing gap has on our economy and our democracy. Inequality premiered Saturday at the Prospector Square Park Theatre and bidding went on all night with several suitors before TWC emerged in an exclusive negotiation this morning. The plan is to release the Jacob Kornbluth-directed pic in summer 2013. Producers are Jen Chaiken and Sebastian Dungan of 72 Productions.
“Inequality For All left us speechless”, Radius co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego said. “We feel extremely proud and privileged to collaborate with Jacob, Jen, Sebastian and Robert on such a triumphant and inspirational film that reaches across the aisle and empowers anyone who sees it to become an agent of change.”
Quinn, Janego and Weinstein Co president David Glasser negotiated the deal with WME Global’s Mark Ankner, Liesl Copland and attorney Linda Lichter.