TIFF ’13: Dogwoof takes int’l rights to “Dangerous Acts”

The London-based distributor will represent director Madeleine Sackler's doc Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus (pictured) across all foreign platforms and territories.
September 5, 2013

Dogwoof Global has acquired the international rights to director-producer Madeleine Sackler’s Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus (pictured).

The London-based distributor will handle sales for the doc across all foreign platforms and territories. Pay-TV network HBO already nabbed the U.S. television rights to the film, which will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on Monday (September 9).

The film is about the Belarus Free Theatre (BFT), a theater group that challenges social and political issues in the ex-Soviet country. The BFT was founded in March 2005 by Natalia Kaliada, Vladimir Shcherban and Nicolai Khalezin, all three of whom are now living as exiles in England.

“We are thrilled to be working with the wonderful team at Dogwoof on international sales for Dangerous Acts,” Sackler said in a statement. “Making the film required acts of heroism from not only the theater members, but also an international crew, so we are excited to share their story around the world.”

Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus was executive produced by Andrea Meditch (Man on Wire), who brokered the deal with Dogwoof, and edited by Anne Barliant and Leigh Johnson.

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