Crime, “Game” Docos Become Film & TV

ro*co productions and 1492 Pictures are teaming on a deal to adapt documentary films into dramatic narrative features. The first of these will be Yoav Potash’s doco “Crime After Crime” which premiered at Sundance last year.

Said doco follows two newly graduated from school attorneys as they fight an uphill battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman who had been incarcerated in prison for twenty years – having been sentenced to life behind bars for her role in the murder of the man who abused her.

The film won fifteen awards including the Freedom of Expression Award from the National Board of Review. ro*co is at Sundance this year with four films its distributing this year including “The Atomic States of America” and “We’re Not Broke”.

Meanwhile HBO and producer Scott Rudin have acquired feature remake rights to Lisanne Pajot and James Swirsky ‘s doco “Indie Game: The Movie” which premiered in Sundance on Saturday afternoon reports Deadline.

Rudin will develop the film into a fictional half-hour comedy series for HBO on which he will serve as executive producer.

The documentary captures the emotional journey of a new breed of struggling independent artists: the indie game designer. Refusing to work for major game developers, these innovators bet on themselves by independently conceiving, designing, and programming their distinctly personal games.