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iW NEWS | Weinstein Picks Up Int’l for “Polanski” in Park City

iW NEWS | Weinstein Picks Up Int'l for "Polanski" in Park City

Director Marina Zenovich‘s Sundance doc “Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired” has been acquired internationally by The Weinstein Company, the company announced Saturday morning. The international deal excludes all U.S. and Canadian rights, as well as U.K. television rights. A pact for the remaining rights is expected to close today in Park City. The film had its world premiere last night at Sundance with buyers and industry buzzing about the film afterward. “Polanski,” screening in the festival’s doc competition, chronicles the private tragedy and scandal that led to the legendary Polish-born film-makers exile from the United States. Michal Podell, svp, business/legal affairs and acquisitions, negotiated the deal on behalf of The Weinstein Company. Josh Braun and Kevin Iwashina of Submarine Entertainment, along with John Sloss, Sarah Lash and Paul Brennan of Cinetic Media, negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. [Brian Brooks]

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