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TIFF ’13: NonStop takes “When Jews Were Funny”

Ahead of its world premiere tonight at TIFF, the Swedish distributor has picked up Scandinavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Alan Zweig's documentary (pictured).
September 10, 2013

Ahead of its world premiere tonight (September 10) at the Toronto International Film Festival, Sweden’s NonStop Entertainment has picked up the Scandanavian, Icelandic and Baltic rights to Alan Zweig’s documentary When Jews Were Funny.

Andrew Herwitz of The Film Sales Company and NonStop director of acquisitions and distribution Jakob Abrahamsson inked the deal after the film’s first P & I screening on Sept. 9.

NonStop plans a limited theatrical release for the film, produced by Jeff Glickman and Jesse Ikeman.

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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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