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US Briefs: FilmRise acquires North America on 'From Nowhere'

The distributor has picked up Matthew Newton’s award-winning SXSW Narrative Spotlight audience award-winner.

Newton directed From Nowhere from a screenplay he wrote with Kate Ballen about three undocumented high school students in the Bronx who dig into their past when a teacher connects them with a lawyer to help them achieve legal status.

FilmRise struck the deal with Ryan Kampe of Visit Films and plans a winter 2017 theatrical release.

  • India Eisley and Jason Isaacs have joined psychological thriller Behind The Glass for Ace In The Hole Productions, Primary Wave Entertainment and Dana Lustig Productions. Making his English-language feature debut is Assaf Bernstein, whose Mossad spy thriller The Debt was adapted by Miramax into a US version starring Jessica Chastain and Helen Mirren.
  • The Vancouver International Film Festival will honour X-Files creator Chris Carter with the VIFF Impact Builder Award. As part of the Impact stream, the Builder Award is presented to a key contributor to British Columbia’s creative industries. VIFF will run from September 29-August 14.
  • AMC’s horror streaming service Shudder has signed its first exclusive deal, taking US rights to Newen Distribution’s supernatural miniseries Beyond The Walls directed by Hervé Hadmar and Marc Herpoux.

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