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FilmRise acquires Cindy Meehl’s “The Dog Doc”

New York-based distributor FilmRise has acquired the feature-length documentary The Dog Doc, about veterinarian Marty Goldstein and his renowned pet clinic in South Salem, New York. The latest documentary from filmmaker ...
January 16, 2020

New York-based distributor FilmRise has acquired the feature-length documentary The Dog Doc, about veterinarian Marty Goldstein and his renowned pet clinic in South Salem, New York.

The latest documentary from filmmaker Cindy Meehl (Buck), the film follows Goldstein and his colleagues at the Smith Ridge Veterinary Center, where they use integrative, conventional and holistic approaches to treat pet health issues.

As the staff interact with animals, the stakes are high as viewers watch the owners, some of whom have traveled long distances, struggle with the reality of whether or not their pets will survive.

A veterinarian for more than 45 years, Goldstein has guest starred on programs such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Martha Stewart Show, and Good Morning America. He is also the author of The Nature of Animal Healing, and is currently working on a second book.

“This documentary will no doubt have audiences realizing an alternate approach to pet healthcare,” said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, in a statement. “Meehl’s intimate look at Dr. Goldstein’s practice offers an insider’s view at how he and his clinic uniquely treat and heal people’s most precious pets. A film all audiences can enjoy and relate to.”

FilmRise will release The Dog Doc theatrically in select markets in March 2020 followed by a national theatrical release and theatrical on-demand campaign.

The deal was negotiated by Max Einhorn of FilmRise and Ben Schwartz, Josh Braun and Matt Burke of Submarine.

About The Author
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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