• Werner Herzog & Andre Singer Film ‘Meeting Gorbachev' North American Rights Go To The Orchard

    5 days ago - By Deadline

    A film memoir of former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev featuring exclusive interviews has had its North American rights acquired by distributor The Orchard from History Films .
    Meeting Gorbachev is a documentary directed by Werner Herzog and André Singer for Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film. The behind-the-scenes look at the eighth and last leader of the Soviet Union features interviews of Gorbachev by Herzog on three occasions across a six-month period...
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  • Aretha Franklin Documentary ‘Amazing Grace' Acquired by Neon for Early 2019 Release

    5 days ago - By The Wrap

    Neon has acquired the North American rights to “Amazing Grace,” the Aretha Franklin documentary film that made its world premiere at DOC NYC and then screened at the AFI Film Festival in November, the distributor announced.
    The company is planning an early 2019 theatrical release, and it has already opened in New York and Los Angeles for an Oscar-qualifying run.
    Directed by the late Sydney Pollack and produced by Alan Elliott, the 1972 concert film presents Aretha Franklin with a choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts back when the legendary queen of soul was 29 years old and at...
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  • Aretha Franklin's ‘Amazing Grace' Acquired By Neon, Will Get Early 2019 Release

    5 days ago - By Deadline

    Neon has acquired North American rights to Amazing Grace , the Aretha Franklin concert film that has taken 45 years to get to a big screen. The 1972 concert documentary directed by Sydney Pollack chronicles Franklin's famed performance with the choir at the New Bethel Baptist Church in Watts when she was 29, which became the genesis of the biggest-selling gospel album of all time. It had been mired in legal technicalities ever since.
    The pic finally had its world premiere...
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  • Werner Herzog's ‘Meeting Gorbachev' Acquired by The Orchard for Early 2019 Release

    5 days ago - By The Wrap

    The Orchard has acquired the North American distribution rights to “Meeting Gorbachev,” the documentary about former Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev, which will be co-directed by Werner Herzog, the company announced Friday.
    The Orchard is planning a theatrical release for early 2019, while HISTORY retains all television rights for the documentary.
    Directed by Herzog and André Singer for Spring Films and Werner Herzog Film, “Meeting Gorbachev” conducts behind-the-scenes memoirs from Gorbachev, the eighth and final leader of the Soviet Union and one of the world's most established...
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