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iW NEWS | Warhol Doc Acquired By Arthouse and Netflix

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire May 16, 2007 at 6:0AM

Esther Robinson's award-winning documentary, "A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Andy Warhol Factory," has been picked up in a partnered acquisition between Art House Films, in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment, and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment. The companies will share the North American rights and will release the film theatrically and on DVD. Arthouse individually acquired the Worldwide rights and will represent the film during the Cannes Market. The deal was negotiated between David Koch, Head of Acquisitions & Productions for Arthouse Films, Arthouse partner Lily Bright and her company, Curiously Bright Entertainment, Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment, Robinson's attorney Dan Satorious, Red Envelope's Liesl Copland, Head of Acquisitions & Distribution, and Thom Zadra, Envelope's Head of Business Affairs. "Sea" recently took home the Best New York Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the coveted Teddy Award at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Part documentary and part mystery, Robinson details the relationship of her uncle, Danny Williams, with Andy Warhol. Set during the '60s Factory era, Williams' mysteriously disappeared at age 26 after years of creative and sexual collaboration. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be involved with both Arthouse and with Esther on this fantastic film," commented Red Envelope's Copland in a statement. "Important to the history of cinema both in the story it tells of Danny Williams, and as unique and artful piece of filmmaking in its own right, [Sea] is just the type of project we at Red Envelope Entertainment aim to broaden the audience for by becoming involved at an early stage." [Peter Knegt]
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Esther Robinson's award-winning documentary, "A Walk into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Andy Warhol Factory," has been picked up in a partnered acquisition between Art House Films, in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment, and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment. The companies will share the North American rights and will release the film theatrically and on DVD. Arthouse individually acquired the Worldwide rights and will represent the film during the Cannes Market. The deal was negotiated between David Koch, Head of Acquisitions & Productions for Arthouse Films, Arthouse partner Lily Bright and her company, Curiously Bright Entertainment, Josh Braun of Submarine Entertainment, Robinson's attorney Dan Satorious, Red Envelope's Liesl Copland, Head of Acquisitions & Distribution, and Thom Zadra, Envelope's Head of Business Affairs. "Sea" recently took home the Best New York Documentary Award at the Tribeca Film Festival and won the coveted Teddy Award at this year's Berlin International Film Festival. Part documentary and part mystery, Robinson details the relationship of her uncle, Danny Williams, with Andy Warhol. Set during the '60s Factory era, Williams' mysteriously disappeared at age 26 after years of creative and sexual collaboration. "We couldn't be more thrilled to be involved with both Arthouse and with Esther on this fantastic film," commented Red Envelope's Copland in a statement. "Important to the history of cinema both in the story it tells of Danny Williams, and as unique and artful piece of filmmaking in its own right, [Sea] is just the type of project we at Red Envelope Entertainment aim to broaden the audience for by becoming involved at an early stage." [Peter Knegt]

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