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TVF acquires int’l rights for “Lady in Number 6″

The UK-based distributor has acquired international rights for Malcolm Clarke's film, which tells the story of Alice Herz-Sommer, who was, at the time of filming, the world's oldest living Holocaust survivor.
June 30, 2014

UK-based distributor TVF International has picked up the international rights to the Oscar-winning short doc The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life.

Malcolm Clarke’s film tells the story of pianist Alice Herz-Sommer, who was, at the time of filming, the world’s oldest living Holocaust survivor. Herz-Sommer passed away at the age of 110 on February 23, 2014.

The film features archival footage and interviews with Herz-Sommer and her friends, who also survived the Holocaust, to tell the story of how her love of music and unshakeable optimism guided her through the dark years of World War II, during which she, her husband and son, were sent to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin. She and her son were among those liberated from the camp by the Soviet Army in 1945.

The short was acquired by Netflix in late February of this year, and made its premiere via the service this past April in the U.S. and Canada.

About The Author
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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