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Exclusive: Magnolia pens int’l deals for Maysles’ “Iris”

Distributor Magnolia Pictures International has penned deals in Australia, Canada and the UK for Albert Maysles' fashion documentary Iris (pictured).
November 24, 2014

Distributor Magnolia Pictures International has inked deals in Australia, Canada and the UK for Albert Maysles’ fashion documentary Iris (pictured).

The doc looks at New York fashion icon Iris Apfel, known for her over-the-top style, and was picked up by Magnolia in October shortly after its world premiere at the New York Film Festival earlier in the month.

Dogwoof has taken all rights to the film for the UK, while Canada’s Kinosmith and Australia’s Madman Entertainment also picked up complete rights for the doc. In addition, the distributor is currently negotiating several multi-territory pay-TV deals.

The film – which traces Apfel’s upbringing from a middle-class Queens neighborhood to a career in high-fashion in Manhattan – enjoyed its international premiere at IDFA last Thursday (November 20). It was produced by Laura Coxson, Rebekah Maysles, and Jennifer Ash Rudick, and will be released theatrically in the U.S. in April.

All sales were negotiated by Christina Rogers of Magnolia Pictures International.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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