— IFC Films is busy buying. It announced two acquisitions today: North American distribution rights to Sundance award-winning documentary Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Seth Keal produced with Stern and Sundberg. IFC negotiated the deal with Josh Braun and Jason Janego of Submarine Entertainment for release this year.
— IFC also bought North American rights to the Jon Hamm (Mad Men) starrer Stolen for a March release. The mystery thriller is the first from director/producer team Anders Anderson and Andy Steinman and their production company A2 Entertainment. The deal was negotiated with Chris Perry at Arclight. IFC will release the pic via its “IFC in Theaters” platform which brings indies to on-demand viewers at home the same day as the theatrical premiere.