Black People : NATE PARKER MAKES HISTORY AT SUNDANCE AS “BIRTH OF A NATION” EARNS LARGEST FESTIVAL DEAL EVER

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    NATE PARKER MAKES HISTORY AT SUNDANCE AS “BIRTH OF A NATION” EARNS LARGEST FESTIVAL DEAL EVER
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    Fox Searchlight is set to lock in a $17.5 million deal to purchase The Birth of a Nation, the epic drama about Nat Turner’s historic slave revolt as reported by Variety. The film starring Nate Parker as Turner, received a dynamic response following its premiere at Sundance Film Festival.
    Parker also wrote and directed The Birth of a Nation, using his own money to finance the project. In what’s being called the “richest” deal in the film festival’s history, Fox Searchlight beat out The Weinstein Company, Sony, and Netflix in bidding.
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    A trailer has not been released. Gabrielle Union, Armie Hammer, Jackie Earle Haley, Aja Naomi King, and Mark Boone Jr. all star alongside Parker in the gripping real life story about the 1831 slave rebellion.

    http://blavity.com/fox-searchlight-purchases-nat-turner-saga-birth-of-a-nation-for-17-5m/
     
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    Watch Live-Stream Panel With Nate Parker & Cast on Making of 'Birth of a Nation'

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    Below, live from the Sundance Film Festival, a panel conversation with Nate Parker, and the stars and crew of his much-talked-about "Birth Of A Nation," which made its world premiere at the festival yesterday (if you've missed all the chatter, including the film's record-setting sale to Fox Searchlight, click here to catch up).

    The conversation is being moderated by Deadline's Dominic Patten, and it's live-streaming from Sundance. The conversation includes the lengthy road from thought to screen that Parker traveled in getting the film finally in front of an audience.

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    http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowan...-cast-on-making-of-birth-of-a-nation-20160126

     
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    This is a big deal. They are gambling big that this will be a hit





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    Especially, in that Nat Turner is not the subservient AA slave standard Hollywood is accustomed to. And, it will be a big hit.
     
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    We have to support it en masse





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    Also, if you haven't seen the original Birth of a Nation, please do. Parker titled this new film after that disaster intentionally. I'm so glad he did.
     
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    IKR! The white fall-out from this will be bigger than it was over "The Wiz!"
     
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    Also, if you haven't seen the original Birth of a Nation, please do. Parker titled this new film after that disaster intentionally. I'm so glad he did.




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    Im looking forward to seeing this !
     
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