Nat Turner Drama The Birth of a Nation Sells For $17.5M, the 'Richest Deal In Sundance History'

In a deal Variety is reporting as the “richest” in the history of the Sundance Film Festival, The Birth of a Nation has been purchased by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million. The film, written and directed by Nate Parker (star of 2014's underseen but excellent Beyond the Lights), tells the story of Nat Turner’s 1831…

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There's Only 1 Female Film Director For Every 15.24 Male Ones, and Things Aren't Getting Any Better

Sundance Film Festival is underway, meaning lots of fresh, ground breaking indie narrative and documentary films — ones that might not normally get tons of buzz otherwise — are thrust into the spotlight. Along with the movie madness, a new study examining the gender disparity female directors face in the film industry…