Palm Pictures has announced a deal for North American rights to Keven McAlester's "Your Gonna Miss Me," which was nominated for best documentary at this year's Independent Spirit Awards. The company is planning a Summer 2007 release, according to an annoucement from Palm Pictures Manager Lisa Nishimura.
A film about the rise and fall of rock musician Roky Erickson (former member of The 13th Floor Elevators), the film will was acquired from the producers and Red Envelope Entertainment in a deal brokered by Josh Braun of Submarine and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment and by Bahman Naraghi, head of Red Envelope. Sundance Channel and Showtime have acquired first window TV rights.
"Palm Pictures has long been dedicated to bringing audiences the best in documentaries," Nishimura said in a statement, "Erickson is a cultural pioneer who has influenced three generations of music. We are honored and proud to bring this film to North American audiences." [Eugene Hernandez]