AMC Networks has acquired Prime Entertainment’s series Hollywood’s Best Film Directors for Sundance HD channels in more than 115 territories across Latin America, the Middle East, Asia and France. Launched in 1996, the network airs independent films and programmes and is based on the ‘celebrating creativity’ ethos of Sundance Film festival founder Robert Redford.
Hollywood’s Best Film Directors focuses on the biographies of award-winning directors filmed by Prime’s team. Prime Entertainment Group is showcasing this series along with its other cinema/celebrity related shows at LA Screenings and Cannes Film Festival and will announce more deals in the weeks to come.
“We are glad to have Sundance on board,” said David Freydt (pictured below, left), Prime’s managing director. “The show has been doing very well worldwide and has been a big success on major movie networks like HBO, NBC Universal, Sky, Turner, and others. This deal with Sundance is a big encouragement for us to continue sharing our love for cinema and admiration for these great filmmakers whose movies marked the history of the cinema industry and are so close to all of us.”
The latest episode of the Prime series includes director Jean-Jacques Annaud (pictured below, right), known for The Name of The Rose, Seven Years in Tibet, and Enemy at The Gate.