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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.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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