score record-breaking pacts despite the fact that all-night bidding wars were conducted over Zoom.This year’s festival has a number of high-profile features that should attract buyers’ attention, either because they feature A-list stars like Lena Dunham, Dakota Johnson and Regina Hall or because they deal with hot topics like abortion rights and religion.
There are also a number of documentaries exploring everything from the rise of TikTok to the fight to prevent a climate change catastrophe that could score major sales.
With streaming services such as Disney Plus and HBO Max on the prowl for content and digital veterans like Amazon and Netflix still swinging their checkbooks around, it’s a seller’s market.
Here’s a look at some of the big films that are on studios and streamers’ must-watch list. SHARP STICKDirector: Lena DunhamStars: Jon Bernthal, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kristine Froseth, Taylour Paige, Lena DunhamSales Agents: CAA, FilmNationWhy Buyers Are Circling: Dunham, who has kept a relatively low profile since “Girls” wrapped up its six-season run in 2017, returns with this look at a young woman’s sexual coming-of-age.Read more on variety.com