Dogwoof takes “The Work” for world sales and UK distribution
London-based distributor Dogwoof has announced the global sales acquisition of SXSW Grand Jury Documentary winner The Work. The deal will see Dogwoof handle all sales — excluding North America — with a UK theatrical release in 2017.
Directed by Jairus McLeary and co-directed by Gethin Aldous, The Work is the story of inmates in Folsom State Prison who undergo four days of group therapy. The doc is produced by Alice Henty with brothers Jairus, Eon and Miles McLeary and is a Blanketfort Media production. The Orchard and First Look Media hold North American rights.
“The Work has the hallmarks of a contemporary classic, a study of modern masculinity with unprecedented access to an intimate world of characters who lay bare their emotions in an incredibly powerful way. We look forward to bringing this astonishing film to international buyers in Cannes and to UK audiences in the Autumn,” said Oli Harbottle, head of distribution, Dogwoof.
Tribeca Film Festival sees host of sales
As the Tribeca Film Festival wraps up, 11 of the films available for acquisitions have announced distribution deals.
Apple Music jumped into the film festival market for the first time, buying all rights to Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story (pictured) and Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives.
U.S distributor The Orchard locked deals for three narratives including North American Rights for Flower, and worldwide rights for Super Dark Times and Take Me.
See a below the full list of distributions deals announced so far:
- Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: The Bad Boy Story (World premiere) bought by Apple Music – All rights
- Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of our Lives (World premiere) bought by Apple Music – All rights
- ELIÁN (World premiere) bought by Gravitas Ventures – U.S. theatrical, digital and video rights
- The Endless (World premiere) bought by Well Go USA Entertainment – North American rights
- Flower (World premiere) bought by The Orchard – North American rights
- From the Ashes (World premiere) bought by National Geographic Global Networks – Worldwide rights
- November (International premiere) bought by Oscilloscope Laboratories – North American rights
- The Reagan Show (World premiere) bought by Gravitas Ventures/CNN Films – North American theatrical and streaming rights and CNN Films has acquired North American broadcast rights
- Super Dark Times (North American premiere) bought by The Orchard – Worldwide rights
- Take Me (World premiere) bought by The Orchard – Worldwide theatrical, digital rental and sales, cable/satellite VOD, airline, DVD and soundtrack rights. [Netflix will release the film on its worldwide streaming platform later this year.]
- Tom of Finland (North American premiere) bought by Kino Lorber – North American rights