Sundance: Amazon Closes Deal for ISIS Doc 'City of Ghosts' for More Than $2 Million

A&E, which produced the critically acclaimed film, will retain the TV rights after the film’s theatrical run.

Amazon has plunked down more than $2 million for worldwide rights to Matthew Heineman’s ISIS documentary City of Ghosts. Amazon bought the critically acclaimed film from A&E IndieFilms.

City of Ghosts made its world premiere on Jan. 21 in the U.S. Documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival, where it drew rave reviews. THR‘s Todd McCarthy wrote that the film “effectively serves the dual purpose of exhibiting the rape of [the…

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