Abramorama acquires ‘Til Kingdom Come for North Americadoc
New York-headquartered indie distributor Abramorama has acquired the North American theatrical and digital distribution rights for Emmy Award-winning Israeli director Maya Zinshtein’s feature-length documentary ‘Til Kingdom Come, produced by Venture Land and Passion Pictures with Piraya FIlms and NDR.
The 76-minute film (pictured), which investigates the connection between Jews and evangelical Christians in the U.S. and Israel, had its world premiere screening at the Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival (Docaviv) and its domestic premiere screening at the Chicago International Film Festival.
HBO Europe slates Pray, Obey, Kill
HBO Europe will premiere the six-part true crime docuseries Pray, Obey, Kill, produced by Warner Bros ITVP Sweden, this spring.
The series, created by Anton Berg, Martin Johnson and Henrik Georgsson, seeks to shed light on the murder of a young woman in the remote Swedish village of Knutby that drew international attention.
Georgsson (The Bridge) serves as director. The series is produced by Ruth Reid for Warner Brothers ITVP.
Altice France, Kwanza ink deal
French telco Altice France and international documentary distributor Kwanza have signed a four-year distribution deal for programs produced by Altice Group subsidiary RMC Production.
Kwanza has committed to handling international sales for more than 40 hours of content production or in production in 2020 and 2021. The deal could eventually cover a higher volume of programming in the coming years.
The partnership goes beyond distribution to include early-stage financing of projects with international clients.
Both companies previously partnered on the coproduction and distribution of Petra: Secrets of the Ancient Builders. The documentary was pre-bought by National Geographic worldwide and sold in 13 other territories, including Germany (Welt), Italy (Rai) and Australia (SBS).
Titles joining Kwanza’s catalog include Battle of Okinawa: Operation Iceberg, Chenonceau: Royals of the River and The Year that Changed History.