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SXSW ’13: Dogwoof links up with “The Network”

Dogwoof Global has taken on the international sales rights for The Network (pictured), the debut documentary from Taxi to the Dark Side producer Eva Orner.
March 8, 2013

Dogwoof Global has taken on the international sales rights for The Network, a doc directed by Taxi to the Dark Side producer Eva Orner.

The documentary (pictured, above), which enjoys its world premiere at SXSW in Texas, tells the story of TOLO TV, Afghanistan’s first indie TV network, and the family behind it. Now the country’s largest network, The Network looks at what the future holds for TOLO TV and its mainly female staff.

The deal was brokered by Orner and Dogwoof Global’s acquisitions exec Vesna Cudic. It screens at SXSW on March 11, 13 and 14.

“With the imminent withdrawal of U.S. forces in 2014, this film is very timely and perfect for the upcoming MIPTV,” said Cudic.

“I’m thrilled to be working with Dogwoof on The Network. They have a stunning reputation, a stellar team and represent so many of the world’s best documentaries and filmmakers,” said Orner.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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