One Child Nation: Amazon Acquires Sundance Fest Top Winner

Amazon, the digital giant, picked up global rights to One Child Nation, a documentary about China’s policy of forcibly restricting family size that debuted to great acclaim at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The deal is in the high-six figures.

The sale comes on the heels of the film’s grand jury prize triumph — “One Child Nation” won the top honor for documentary filmmaking at Saturday’s award ceremony as negotiations were wrapping up.

The company paid $14 million for “The Report,” a political thriller with Adam Driver; it dropped $5 million on the Shia LaBeouf drama/cinematic therapy session “Honey Boy;” it dropped $14 million for the self-improvement comedy “Brittany Runs a Marathon;” and it wrote a $13 million check for “Late Night,” a buzzy look at diversity in writer’s rooms that stars Mindy Kaling and Emma Thompson.

No other company was as active as Amazon in terms of deal-making at the 2019 Sundance Film Fest.

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