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“Gatekeepers” sold to UK, Australia

TIFF hit The Gatekeepers (pictured), which looks at the Israel/Palestine conflict through the eyes of top level members of Israeli security force the Shin Bet, has been picked up by distributors in the UK and Australia.
November 5, 2012

TIFF hit The Gatekeepers (pictured), which looks at the Israel/Palestine conflict through the eyes of top level members of Israeli security force the Shin Bet, has been picked up by distributors in the UK and Australia.

The 95-minute documentary will receive a theatrical run in Australia after being picked up by Madman Entertainment, while distributor Metrodome has taken rights for the UK and Ireland.

North American rights for the doc were taken by Sony Pictures Classics after the film’s world premiere at the 2012 Jerusalem International Film Festival, and the distributor is positioning the doc for a potential Oscar run.

The film is directed by Dror Moreh and produced by Moreh, Estelle Fialon and Cinephil Sales MD Philippa Kowarsky.

The latter oversaw the Australian and UK sales, negotiating the former with Paul Wiegard for Madman and the latter with Metrodome’s head of acquisitions Joel Kennedy and acquisitions manager Giles Edwards.

 

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