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According to insiders, Parker’s deep connection to the material and his willingness to go door-to-door to promote the picture were major reasons that “The Birth of a Nation” landed the biggest deal in the history of the Sundance Film Festival: a $17.5 million payday from Fox Searchlight for global rights.

Parker’s story, and his multi-hypenate status, is expected to be a key component in the marketing outreach of the film. With the possible exception of Orson Welles in “Citizen Kane” or Warren Beatty in “Reds,” few have managed to successfully write, direct, produce, star in a film as Parker did with “The Birth of a Nation…”

Read More… Courtesy of: http://variety.com/2016/film/festivals/birth-of-a-nation-sundance-fox-searchlight-deal-1201689369/

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