Sundance 2020: Streamers Spent Big and Documentaries Are All the Rage

Sundance 2020: “The headline for this festival is that the documentary moment has arrived,” producer Bryn Mooser says

The 2020 Sundance Film Festival has come and gone, and the marketplace for sales recovered from a slow start to produce a healthy stream of acquisitions — including a record-breaking sale for Andy Samberg’s “Palm Springs” and a lot of activity in the documentary genre.

“The headline for this festival is that the documentary moment has arrived,” said Bryn Mooser, founder and CEO of XTR, which produced both “Mucho Mucho Amor” and “The Fight” that sold at the fest. “Where you saw the most momentum, where you saw the most excitement, where you saw people having the most conversations, was really all documentary this year. And I think you’re seeing that reflected in sales.”

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