Zed to distribute select Kino Lorber docs in Europe

French distributor Zed has acquired a selection of documentaries and classic films from U.S. indie art house distributor Kino Lorber's catalog in the European market. (Pictured: Seeds of Time)
October 23, 2015

Zed will distribute select titles from Kino Lorber’s catalog of documentaries and classic films.

The two distributors have inked a deal that will see the French producer-distributor handle the U.S. indie art house distributor’s titles in the European market.

Titles that fall under the deal include Sandy McLeod‘s 2014 doc Seeds of Time (pictured) and the 1970 Oscar nominee King: Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis, as well as D.W. Griffith’s 1915 silent epic The Birth of a Nation and Fritz Lang’s Scarlet Street.

The deal is part of Zed’s strategy to grow its documentary distribution reach globally.

The deal was negotiated between Zed’s head of acquisitions Larris Dubois-Flavien and Kino Lorber senior VP Elizabeth Sheldon.

Earlier this year, Zed signed a two-way deal with CITVC, the distribution arm of Chinese broadcaster CCTV.

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