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“Blackfish” continues to travel globally

Dogwoof has signed a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures International Entertainment for the documentary Blackfish, covering Asia, Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.
January 30, 2014

Dogwoof  has signed a multi-territory deal with Universal Pictures International Entertainment for the documentary Blackfish, covering Asia, Italy, Portugal, Central and Eastern Europe, Africa, Scandinavia and Latin America.

The documentary, from director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, looks at the story of a killer whale, Tilikum, and the controversy around captivity at SeaWorld.

Blackfish is nominated for a BAFTA and was shortlisted for an Academy Award.

The deal was brokered by Ana Vicente, head of theatrical for Dogwoof.

“This deal is the culmination of an amazing year for Blackfish,” said Vicente. “It so rewarding to see how passionate Universal feels about Blackfish, which is what we at Dogwoof look for in the partners for the films we represent.”

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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