VFF 2013 Best Film director Joe Swanberg just got the first deal at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His follow up to Drinking Buddies, Happy Christmas, was picked up by Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures. 

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SlashFilm, January 16th, 2014:

The 2014 Sundance Film Festival hasn’t even officially began yet, but the first film is off the market. It’s Joe Swanberg‘s Happy Christmas, starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber and Lena Dunham. Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Pictures will co-distrubute with Magnolia handling U.S. theatrical and VOD wile Paramount will do home video and international. Read the full press release below.