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April 3, 2006 7:45 AM
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Goldcrest Packs in "39 Lbs." to Sales Line up

London-based film production, sales and distribution company Goldcrest Films has acquired all rights to Dani Menkin's doc "39 Pounds of Love" outside of the U.S. and Israel, the company announced Monday. The film is the story of Ami Ankilewitz, an American born Israeli who was diagnosed with a rare form of muscular dystropy that renders him immobile, except for one finger. His doctor predicted he'd die before the age of six but over thirty years have passed and Ami, weighing only 39 pounds, still survives. The film follows a riveting cross-country journey that Ami took with friends across the USA to look for the doctor who thought he wouldn't survive. Goldcrest's Stephen Johnston, Nick Quested and Patty Tapanes brokered the deal with executive producers Ed Priddy and David Gil. [Brian Brooks]

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