25 January 2013 3:35 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

2Nd Update: IFC has finally confirmed this deal. Here’s the release, at the bottom of Deadline’s break on the deal. Update, 3:35 Am: It was easier for Deadline to splash an exclusive about the Ain’t Them Bodies Saints deal last night than it was for Sundance dealmakers to paper it. But Cassian Elwes and Wme Global’s Graham Taylor and Alexis Garcia finally closed with IFC FilmsArianna Bocco at 3 Am Los Angeles time, for a bit more than $1 million for U.S. rights. That means the reps will hold a mini-auction for Canadian rights — after they take a nap. I heard this morning from Elwes, who said Saints will benefit from a multi-platform strategy that the dealmaker/producer road-tested with Margin Call, and which he feels is a major reason the indie market is reinvigorated. On this deal, Elwes had his original flight canceled and had »


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