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Paramount Vantage Gets "How She Move"

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire January 24, 2007 at 2:38AM

In the latest deal annonuced at the Sundance Film Festival, Paramount Vantage, in association with MTV Films, have acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to Ian Iqbal Rashid's "How She Move" from the Sundance Film Festival's world dramatic competition. Produced by Sienna Films, the move is described as, "an inspiring, coming of age film set in the competitive step-dancing world." It was produced by Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny and Brent Barclay. In a statement, EVP of acquisitions and production Amy Israel said, "'How She Move' is a crowd-pleasing hip-hop film that has incredible dancing and a real heart. Director Ian Iqbal Rashid’s has proven himself to be an exceptionally talented filmmaker whose work can deliver on all levels." The deal was brokered by Charlotte Mickie of Celluloid Dreams and Richard Klubeck of UTA, with the Vantage side represented by co-president Nick Meyer, EVP of business affairs and operations Jeff Freedman and VP of acquisitions and co-productions Joe Matukewicz. Director Ian Iqbal Rashid spoke with indieWIRE in a recent interview. [Eugene Hernandez]
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In the latest deal annonuced at the Sundance Film Festival, Paramount Vantage, in association with MTV Films, have acquired worldwide rights (excluding Canada) to Ian Iqbal Rashid's "How She Move" from the Sundance Film Festival's world dramatic competition. Produced by Sienna Films, the move is described as, "an inspiring, coming of age film set in the competitive step-dancing world." It was produced by Jennifer Kawaja, Julia Sereny and Brent Barclay. In a statement, EVP of acquisitions and production Amy Israel said, "'How She Move' is a crowd-pleasing hip-hop film that has incredible dancing and a real heart. Director Ian Iqbal Rashid’s has proven himself to be an exceptionally talented filmmaker whose work can deliver on all levels." The deal was brokered by Charlotte Mickie of Celluloid Dreams and Richard Klubeck of UTA, with the Vantage side represented by co-president Nick Meyer, EVP of business affairs and operations Jeff Freedman and VP of acquisitions and co-productions Joe Matukewicz. Director Ian Iqbal Rashid spoke with indieWIRE in a recent interview. [Eugene Hernandez]

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