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Cargo Film takes int’l rights for “Under the Gun”

The Katie Couric exec-produced gun violence doc picks up an international sales agent ahead of its international premiere at Hot Docs next month.
April 12, 2016

New York sales agent Cargo Film & Releasing has acquired the international distribution rights for the doc Under the Gun.

Directed by Stephanie Soechtig and exec produced by Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric, the film world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January and is to make its international premiere at Hot Docs next month.

The doc looks at the spate of mass shootings in the U.S. in recent years and, more broadly, the country’s problems with gun violence using statistics, commentary and personal accounts from former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and parents from the Newtown massacre.

Lionsgate has the U.S. broadcast rights to Under the Gun and cable net EPIX has the U.S. TV rights.

The deal was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by producer Joshua Kunau and Cargo’s David Piperni.

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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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