Cinedigm acquires North American rights to UFC documentary
The digital exhibitor negotiated the deal for Like Water with Christine D ‘Souza and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content on behalf of the producer.
Cinemavault handles all international sales on Like Water, which premiered at Tribeca last year where it won the best new documentary director prize for Pablo Croce.
Jared Freedman of Flow With The Go Films produced the documentary, which focuses on the life of Anderson Silva, the sport’s longest reigning UFC middleweight champion, leading up to his UFC 117 win over Chael Sonnen.
“It was clear that Cinedigm’s platform and distribution strategy was the best way to showcase the film for audiences,” Preferred Content managing partner Iwashina said. “I am excited that there is not only a new, active buyer in the marketplace, but one that understands the changing ways in which consumers digest their content.”