MIPDoc Exclusive: Dogwoof inks sales for “Weiner,” “Linklater”

London-based distributor Dogwoof has inked a raft of global sales for a batch of documentaries, including Weiner (pictured), Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures and Kate Plays Christine.
April 2, 2016

London-based distributor Dogwoof has inked a raft of global sales for a number of documentary titles, including Sundance award-winner Weiner

Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg‘s film, which follows ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner during his 2013 New York Mayoral campaign, was picked up by DBS (Israel), VRT (Belgium) and Canal Plus Spain. The doc took home the Sundance Grand Jury Prize in January.

Meanwhile, Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato’s doc Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures has been sold to HBO Europe, Canal Plus Spain, DBS and NTR (The Netherlands), while Richard Linklater: dream is destiny, a portrait of the Before Sunrise and Everybody Wants Some!! director, was snapped up by Canal Plus Spain and AMC Global (Latin America).

Elsewhere, AMC Global acquired Robert Greene’s film Kate Plays Christine for its Asia feed. The art doc on actor Kate Lyn Sheil’s preparations to play the role of news reporter Christine Chubbock, who committed suicide live on-air, was awarded the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Writing at Sundance.

Other deals include the sale of SXSW-bowing Love Bite to Canal Plus Spain, which also inked a TV deal for Crazy About Tiffany’s. Additional TV deals for the film were secured with DBS, AMC Global (MENA) and Tencent (China).

Frédéric Tcheng’s Dior and I went to AMC Global (MENA); Canal Plus Spain and DBS picked up Unbranded;  and The Fear of 13 sold to SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark), NRK (Norway), DBS, VPRO (the Netherlands) and RTL (German-speaking Europe).

Finally, Japan’s NHK bought The Case Against 8 and Speed Sisters, while Speed Sisters was also sold to Rai (Italy) and 2M (Morocco). Channel 8 (Israel) picked up Only the Dead and My Curious Documentary, and RTP (Portugal) picked up Fresh Dressed and Love is All.

At this weekend’s MIPDoc market, Dogwoof is seeking pre-sales for a number of films in various stages of production. The slate includes pop science doc Mission Rubberman, which the indie has already pre-sold to SVT, DR, NRK, RTBF, DBS and ZDF Arte.

Dogwoof is also looking for pre-sales for Roast Beef Productions’ Born to be Free, an investigation into the illegal trading of beluga whales; Amazons, a war doc on the Women’s Protection Unit fighting ISIS in the Syrian city of Kobane; and the Film4-funded theatrical doc Forgiveness, on a tragedy that occurred in the U.S. town of Conception.

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