New San Francisco-based distributor Anywhere Road and Red Envelope Entertainment have acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to writer/director Tata Amaral's Brazilian musical drama "Antonia," Robert Ogden Barnum, president of Anywhere Road and Bahman Naraghi, head of Red Envelope Entertainment announced recently. "Antonia" is described as a "high energy film about four gifted friends who struggle against poverty, violence and male chauvinism to realize their dream of becoming a professional hip-hop R&B band." The film will open in the U.S. on August 17. [Brian Brooks]