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iW NEWS | Overture and Vantage Team For Moore

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 13, 2008 at 12:50PM

Paramount Vantage and Overture Films have announced that they will team to co-finance and distribute Michael Moore's next film, an as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Fahrenheit 9/11." Paramount Vantage will handle international distribution in all media and Overture will handle domestic distribution in all media. The former will launch the film into the international marketplace this week in Cannes. "It's great to be working again with [Overture CEO] Chris McGurk and [Paramount Film Group President] John Lesher," said Moore in a statement. "Both of them have been exceptional to work with in the past and I look forward to their assistance in this new project." Lesher previously represented Moore as one of his agents at Endeavor and was involved in "Fahrenheit 9/11," while McGurk oversaw the release of "Bowling For Columbine" while at MGM. "We are thrilled to be working with Michael again, said McGurk and Overture COO Danny Rosett jointly in a statement. "His fearless filmmaking has become an important catalyst for challenging mainstream thoughts and values regarding the important critical issues facing this country and the world." This is the first co-production between Paramount Vantage and Overture Films after making an exclusive international distribution deal made during Cannes 2007 that allowed Overture access to Vantage's international sales division as well as the distribution arm of Paramount Pictures International. The new Moore film is scheduled for release in 2009. [Peter Knegt]
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Paramount Vantage and Overture Films have announced that they will team to co-finance and distribute Michael Moore's next film, an as-yet-untitled follow-up to "Fahrenheit 9/11." Paramount Vantage will handle international distribution in all media and Overture will handle domestic distribution in all media. The former will launch the film into the international marketplace this week in Cannes. "It's great to be working again with [Overture CEO] Chris McGurk and [Paramount Film Group President] John Lesher," said Moore in a statement. "Both of them have been exceptional to work with in the past and I look forward to their assistance in this new project." Lesher previously represented Moore as one of his agents at Endeavor and was involved in "Fahrenheit 9/11," while McGurk oversaw the release of "Bowling For Columbine" while at MGM. "We are thrilled to be working with Michael again, said McGurk and Overture COO Danny Rosett jointly in a statement. "His fearless filmmaking has become an important catalyst for challenging mainstream thoughts and values regarding the important critical issues facing this country and the world." This is the first co-production between Paramount Vantage and Overture Films after making an exclusive international distribution deal made during Cannes 2007 that allowed Overture access to Vantage's international sales division as well as the distribution arm of Paramount Pictures International. The new Moore film is scheduled for release in 2009. [Peter Knegt]