Docs

Kew Media Distribution adds to AFM slate

The company will shop docs Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured), Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and others at the Santa Monica market.
October 29, 2018

Kew Media Distribution has picked up a raft of new projects for its American Film Market slate.

Titles added to the company’s catalog include the documentaries Chaka Khan: Keep On Holdin’ On, Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes (pictured) and Mr. Nelson: On The North Side.

Divide and Conquer, a documentary from director Alexis Bloom, tells the story of the rise and downfall of Fox News chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. The film recently made its world premiere at TIFF in the festival’s documentary lineup. Bloom’s recent credits include We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks and Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsDivide and Conquer was produced by Bloom and Will Cohen (Dirty Money).

Two other doc’s joining Kew’s lineup include Mr. Nelson: On The North Side and Chaka Khan: Keep On Holdin’ On from director Michael J. Kirk (Find Your Groove). Produced by Kirk and Daniel D’or, Mr. Nelson follows Spike Moss as he explains the origin and influences that shaped the Prince’s music. Chaka Khan, meanwhile, details the 10-time Grammy winner’s life and time as a civil rights activist.

Kew’s AFM slate also includes White Pine Pictures’ Margaret Atwood: Encounters, which follows the Canadian author and her partner as they pursue their passions; and the docs Own The Sky and Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos.

Kew Media Distribution represents the international sale rights for all these titles. AFM runs from Oct. 31 to Nov. 7.

From Playback Daily

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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