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Extra: Abramorama takes “‘Til Kingdom Come”; HBO Europe slates true crime series

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 ...
January 15, 2021

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.

It is produced by John Battsek, Abraham (Abie) Troen and Zinshtein (Forever Pure). Torstein Grude is co-producer and Maxyne Franklin is executive producer.

Abramorama’s Richard Abramowitz (CEO) and Karol Martesko-Fenster (COO) negotiated the deal with head of MetFilm Sales Vesna Cudic.

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.

Berg, Johnson and Martina Iacobaeus are executive producers with HBO Europe’s Hanne Palmquist, Hanka Kastelicova and Antony Root.

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 IcebergChenonceau: Royals of the River and The Year that Changed History. 

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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