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Fortissimo picks up Linsanity

Fortissimo Films has acquired all rights outside of North America and China to feature documentary, Linsanity, which recently screened at Sundance.

Directed by Evan Jackson Leong, the film is about Asian American basketball star Jeremy Lin who became a star player for the New York Knicks in early 2012. The film was produced by Christopher C. Chen of Endgame Entertainment, Brian Yang of 408 Films and Allen Lu.

Fortissimo’s Winnie Lau brokered the deal with Chen. CAA is representing US rights on behalf of the producers. Fortissimo will commence sales activities immediately with screenings set to take place at the upcoming Hong Kong Filmart.

Linsanity is Leong’s debut feature documentary having previously worked with director Justin Lin on Better Luck Tomorrow and The Fast And The Furious. He also served as co-producer of Lin’s Finishing The Game.

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