New York-based film and television sales agent FilmRise has secured the worldwide distribution rights to Peter Pardini’s music documentary Now More than Ever: The History of Chicago.
The film, which held its world premiere at the Sedona International Film Festival, chronicles the history of seminal rock band Chicago Transit Authority, otherwise known as Chicago, from their inception in 1967, to the group’s rise throughout the ’70s and ’80s, and to their recent induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The doc features unprecedented access to rare archive material and performance footage, as well as interviews with the Grammy Award-winning band.
CNN Films has acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to the film, which will debut on television on New Year’s Day 2017.
The original acquisition deal was negotiated between FilmRise’s CEO Danny Fisher and Max Einhorn, VP of acquisitions, with agency CAA. The U.S. broadcast rights were negotiated by CNN’s Stacey Wolf, VP of business affairs.