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Selects to distribute Jaffa

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Hilla Medalia’s documentary Dancing In Jaffa following its world premiere at Tribeca. Separately Doppelganger Releasing has acquired Black Out and Image Entertainment announced it will release the found footage thriller Evidence this summer.

Diane Nabatoff, Neta Zwebner-Zaibert and Medalia produced Dancing In Jaffa [pictured], the story of a ballroom dancer who sets up classes for ethnically diverse students in the Israeli city.

Morgan Spurlock and Jeremy Chilnick, La Toya Jackson and Jeffré Phillips and Nigel Lythgoe served as executive producers alongside Dan Setton, J Arnhold, Robert Machinist and Jonathan Shukat.

Sundance Selects/IFC Films negotiated the deal with Preferred Content and UTA Independent Film Group on behalf of the filmmakers. K5 handles international sales.

  • Doppelganger Releasing has picked up US rights to Arne Toonen’s Dutch crime comedy Black Out, set to screen at Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal in July. William Schopf of parent company Music Box Films negotiated the deal with Maarten Kuit of Hazazah Pictures. Doppelganger plans a first quarter 2014 release.
  • Image Entertainment will release Bold Films’ found footage thriller Evidence on premium VoD on Jun 21 followed by theatrical on Jul 19. Olatunde Osunsanmi directed the story of detectives who piece together the events that resulted in a massacre. Stephen Moyer and Radha Mitchell star and Bold Films’ Michel Litvak and David Lancaster produced with Marc Platt, Adam Siegel, Nik Mavinkurve, Anthony Rhulen and Jeffrey Stott. Gary Michael Walters and Jake Wagner served as executive producers.

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