DRG, Latimer Films ink first-look deal

Distributor DRG signed a first-look deal with indie producer Latimer Films and will distribute Going to the Dogs, the latest doc from director Penny Woolcock (pictured).
June 5, 2014

Distributor DRG has signed a first-look deal with indie production company Latimer Films.

The first project distributed under the deal will be Going to the Dogs (one x 60 minutes), which will air in the United Kingdom on pubcaster Channel4′s ‘Cutting Edge’ strand on June 12. The film is due to premiere at Sheffield Doc/Fest on June 8.

Directed by Penny Woolcock (pictured), the film delves into the illegal world of dog fighting, which police and animal control officials have identified as a growing problem in inner city areas. Woolcock filmed with former gang members who speak frankly about how they train and fight the dogs, and treat their injuries.

She also filmed a pheasant shoot and examines the slaughter of animals for the food industry to question the ways animals are treated as commodities.

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