Films We Like acquires Canadian rights to Conan O’Brien doc

Just in time for its Hot Docs screening last Saturday night, the Canadian rights to Rodman Flender's documentary about Conan O'Brien have been picked up by Ron Mann's Films We Like.
May 2, 2011

Just in time for its Hot Docs screening last Saturday night in Toronto, the Canadian rights to Rodman Flender’s documentary about Conan O’Brien’s post-Tonight Show concert tour have been picked up by Ron Mann’s Films We Like distribution outfit.

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop bowed at the South By Southwest Festival, before landing at Hot Docs for Canadian screenings.

Ron Mann hammered out the deal for the American documentary with Liesl Copland at WME Global, who negotiated for the filmmakers.

“Ron and Films We Like have shown tremendous passion for our film and we’re really happy they have come on board.  We love that they share our vision and we fully support their future plans for the film,” Gavin Polone and Rachel Griffin, producers of Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop, said Friday.

The film follows the late night TV host on a 32-city music and comedy show after his much-publicized departure from hosting NBC’s Tonight Show.

Films We Like is currently releasing Bill Cunningham New York by Richard Press in Canadian theaters.

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