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iW NEWS | HBO Confirms "Polanski" Deal; Plans Oscar Qualifying Run

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 21, 2008 at 12:14AM

HBO Documentary Films confirmed it has picked up all U.S. rights to writer/director/producer Marina Zenovich's Sundance Film Festival doc competition film "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" and the company confirmed that plans to will give it an Oscar qualifying this year. The film, which had its world premiere Friday in Park City, UT, focuses on the legendary director whose reputation became forever tarnished after his public conviction of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Cinetic Media and Submarine Entertainment represented the filmmakers in their negotiations with HBO. indieWIRE reported on the film yesterday. [Brian Brooks]
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HBO Documentary Films confirmed it has picked up all U.S. rights to writer/director/producer Marina Zenovich's Sundance Film Festival doc competition film "Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired" and the company confirmed that plans to will give it an Oscar qualifying this year. The film, which had its world premiere Friday in Park City, UT, focuses on the legendary director whose reputation became forever tarnished after his public conviction of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. Cinetic Media and Submarine Entertainment represented the filmmakers in their negotiations with HBO. indieWIRE reported on the film yesterday. [Brian Brooks]

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