By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire August 3, 2011 at 5:02AM
With today's announcement that the Toronto International Film Festival will premiere Nick Broomfield's latest documentary, "Sarah Palin: You Betcha!," in their Reel to Real section, Content Film has acquired international sales rights to the hot-button film. Channel 4 has the documentary's UK TV rights.
Content will also be selling "Hick," starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Blake Lively, which will premiere at the festival in their Special Presentation program.
Full release below:
CONTENT ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS (EXCL. UK TV) TO NICK BROOMFIELD’S SARAH PALIN: YOU BETCHA! DOC PREMIERING IN TORONTO
Los Angeles, 3 August 2011 – Content is delighted to announce the acquisition of Nick Broomfield’s latest documentary – his quest for the real Sarah Palin. Channel 4 has UK TV rights with Content representing International and Cassian Elwes the US.
Sarah Palin: You Betcha! is a journey across the icy mid-winter snows of Alaska to meet her school friends, family, and Republican colleagues, to try and discover the real Sarah Palin.
The provocative and entertaining documentary is directed by Nick Broomfield (Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam, Kurt & Courtney) and Joan Churchill. The film is produced Marc Hoeferlin (Battle for Haditha).
Content Film President, Jamie Carmichael said: ‘We’re delighted to be continuing our relationship with the fearless Nick Broomfield – who has yet again shown his talent for picking fascinating and timely subject matter.’
As announced today, the film will have its world premiere screening at the Toronto Film Festival next month in the Reel to Reel Section.
Content will also be selling HICK, starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Blake Lively, which will premiere at the festival in Special Presentation.
About Content Film, a division of Content Media Corporation plc
Content Film is the worldwide film and library sales arm of Content Media Corporation plc. Content specializes in high quality and commercial feature films, and is able to assist film producers in securing finance. Content handles worldwide sales, marketing, and publicity on all titles. The Feature Film Library arm also manages international sales on 200 titles.
Recent Content titles includes THE DALLAS BUYERS CLUB starring Matthew McConaughey and Hillary Swank, HICK starring Moretz, Lively, Redmayne and many more, SXSW Winner 96 MINUTES starring Brittany Snow, the action thriller THE NUMBERS STATION starring Malin Akerman; OUTPOST: BLACK SUN, Sundance’s THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD by Super Size Me’s director Morgan Spurlock, the bare Knuckle Fight Doc. Sundance selected KNUCKLE, the explosive action thriller THE TECHNICIAN; the violent medieval action IRONCLAD starring James Purefoy and Paul Giamatti amongst a superb ensemble cast combined with an award winning crew; from Hitman director Xavier Gens comes THE DIVIDE, a post apocalyptic action thriller full of twists and turns; the highly commercial family comedy THE DOG SQUAD: 3D directed by Les Mayfield; the World War II action AGE OF HEROES starring Sean Bean and Danny Dyer; and the powerful story inspired by real life events I AM SLAVE directed by Gabriel Range and produced by an awarded winning team premiered at the Toronto FF.
Content attends all major markets and festivals including Cannes, Venice, Toronto, AFM, Sundance and Berlin. Content Film is being managed in an executive capacity by Jamie Carmichael, President - Film Division.