Acquisitions: Steep, Gotham, School

“Sony Pictures Classics has acquired the extreme skiing documentary “Steep” produced by several ABC News veterans. The story centers on a group that engages in a particularly dangerous form of backcountry skiing. Pic was shot over two winters, as featured athletes took life-threatening risks in search of the perfect slope and moves…” (full details)

“Gotham Group and the provincial Chungcheongnam-do government of South Korea have joined forces to produce and distribute animated feature films. The movies produced will be computer-generated, and while financial details were not disclosed, it is known that the money in place will ensure that six to 10 films in the $40 million range will be made for theatrical distribution…” (full details)

“Arthouse Films has nabbed worldwide rights to “The Cool School: How Los Angeles Learned to Love Modern Art,” a documentary narrated by Jeff Bridges. Morgan Neville’s feature includes interviews with Dennis Hopper, Frank Gehry, Dean Stockwell, Roy Lichtenstein and several other artists about Los Angeles’ seminal Ferus Gallery and its impact on the post-World War II art world…” (full details)