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Kew Media picks up global rights for Sundance-bound Leonard Cohen doc

Kew Media Group has acquired worldwide sales rights to Nick Broomfield‘s upcoming documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, world premiering at Sundance. The film tells the story of the relationship ...
November 30, 2018

Kew Media Group has acquired worldwide sales rights to Nick Broomfield‘s upcoming documentary Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love, world premiering at Sundance.

The film tells the story of the relationship between Canadian poet and musician Leonard Cohen and his Norwegian muse Marianne Ihlen. It follows the progression of their relationship from its early days in Greece, and its evolution through the period of “free love” and open marriage, to Cohen’s immense success as an artist.

It was produced by Broomfield through his Lafayette Films production banner with Marc Hoeferlin, Shani Hinton and Kyle Gibbon.

“Nick really creates cinema artistry around a story that is dear to him, and will undoubtedly find its way into the hearts of audiences,” said Jonathan Ford, EVP of sales and distribution at Kew, in a statement. “The Sundance premiere will be electric and we know this is just the beginning of a long, celebrated life for this film.”

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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