Fall Festival 2020 Deals: The Complete List of Venice/TIFF/NYFF Purchases So Far

Fall Festival 2020 Deals: The Complete List of Venice/TIFF/NYFF Purchases So Far
Though Telluride was canceled, and Venice, TIFF, and NYFF have set slimmer and/or virtual offerings this year, acquisitions activity out of the fall’s biggest festivals is off to a productive start.

The earliest deals were huge, with streamers snapping up worldwide rights for two Black Oscar-winning actresses’ directorial debuts. Netflix is reportedly close to closing a near-$20-million deal for Halle Berry’s Mma drama “Bruised,” ahead of its online and drive-in TIFF premiere as a “work in progress” Saturday. The streamer also picked up Venice winner “Pieces of a Woman,” and Sam Levinson’s secretly shot quarantine film “Malcolm and Marie” starring Zendaya and John David Washington out of the TIFF marketplace for a whopping $30 million.

Amazon, meanwhile, made the first eight-figure deal of the season when it bought Regina King’s “One Night in Miami” more than a month ahead of its Venice premiere.

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