Sundance ’14: Films We Like, Music Box Films sign Canadian distrib deal

The deal, unveiled at Sundance, will see Ron Mann's (pictured) boutique distributor pact with the U.S. producer to coordinate North American releases of titles.
January 21, 2014

Ron Mann’s Films We Like has partnered with Music Box Films to distribute a slate of U.S. titles in Canada.

Films covered under the deal include Mark Mori’s doc Bettie Page Reveals All as well as the dramas Arnaud des Pallières’ Age of Uprising: the Legend of Michael Kohlhass, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Ida and Jan Troell’s The Last Sentence.

Films We Like will release the titles in Canada in coordination with Music Box Films’ U.S. release.

The deal, unveiled at Sundance, was negotiated by Mann, president of Films We Like, and Ed Arentz of Music Box Films.

“I am especially pleased to present Music Box’s selection of distinctive international, documentary, and independent movies in Canada,” Mann said in a statement on Monday.

Previously, Films We Like unveiled a similar pact with Drafthouse Films to distribute a slate of films in Canada.

(From Playback Daily)

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