Saturday, January 29, 2005

Memphis filmmaker's flick sets Sundance record

From KnoxNews:
'Hustle & Flow' snatched up for $16 million

By JOHN BEIFUSS, Scripps Howard News Service
January 29, 2005

PARK CITY, Utah - Craig Brewer's "Hustle & Flow," the low-budget independent movie shot last summer on the inner-city streets of Memphis, was snapped up this month in a Sundance Film Festival-record deal worth $16 million.

"This is historic, not just for Memphis but for independent filmmaking," said Brewer, the 33-year-old writer-director...
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