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“Blackfish” continues to travel globally

Dogwoof has signed a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures International Entertainment for the documentary Blackfish, covering Asia, Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.
January 30, 2014

Dogwoof  has signed a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures International Entertainment for the documentary Blackfish, covering Asia, Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.

The documentary, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, looks at the story of a killer whale, Tilikum, and the controversy around captivity at SeaWorld.

Blackfish is nominated for a BAFTA and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

The deal was brokered by Ana Vicente, head of theatrical for Dogwoof.

“This deal is the culmination of an amazing year for Blackfish,” said Vicente. “It so rewarding to see how passionate Universal feels about Blackfish, which is what we at Dogwoof look for in the partners for the films we represent.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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