The WSJ is predicting a Sundance slowdown. They say distributors aren’t willing to bid on movies with narrow appeal. But does that mean the movies at Sundance with broader appeal, like The Only Good Indian, will actually have more Sundance bidders?
People still need content and the distributors that are left still have money, presumably, or they wouldn’t still be left. I think that while there might be less films picked up for distribution than the last few years, I’m wondering if there won’t still be some big paydays for the handful of Sundance films that prove to be crowdpleasers.
I’ll be there soon, of course, reporting from the thick of it.