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HBO Docs Picks Up Rights to Tribeca Film Festival Entry 'The Newburgh Sting'

Photo of Ben Travers By Ben Travers | Indiewire April 3, 2014 at 11:48AM

Directors Kate Davis and David Heilbroner will have their film showcased at the Tribeca Film Festival April 20th before debuting on HBO in July.
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The Newburgh Sting

Who says you have to go to a festival to get your film picked up? Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, who already have a relationship with HBO after working on "Southern Comfort" and "The Cheshire Murders," had their latest work acquired by the premium cable network Thursday. HBO nabbed U.S. and international television rights to "The Newburgh Sting" today before its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival later this month.

"We are very excited to partner with HBO and shine a light on the Newburgh case," Davis and Heilbroner said. "Our goal is to have people understand what really happened to these so-called terrorists and discover how vital it is to look beyond news bites and the government's claims."

"The Newburgh Sting" focuses on the state of surveillance in a post-9/11 world and features new footage from the FBI revolving around the homegrown terror case of the "Newburgh Four." Brought in by a Pakistani FBI informant, four criminals with no history of political ties plotted to bomb a Jewish synagogue in New York City and fire Stinger missiles at U.S. military supply planes. 

HBO plans to air "The Newburgh Sting" in July.

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