Docs

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.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

Menu

Search