Ed Noeltner's Cinema Management Group has closed deals onthe Oscar shortlisted wrongful imprisonment documentary The Trials Of DarrylHunt.

Rights have gone to France (Free Dolphin), Scandinavia (NobleFilms), Portugal (Filmes Unimundos) and Iceland (Sena Films).

Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern's film is attracting stronginterest from buyers in Spain, Australia and Japan; it will be released in NorthAmerica through THINKFilm in association with HBO Documentary Films.

"The film is gaining momentum with the buyers due to theheightened visibility it's been getting in the press," Los Angeles-basedNoeltner said.

"Of course the competition is fierce this year, but then itall comes down to the emotional impact your film makes with the nominating committeeand we feel Darryl Huntwill win hands-down in that category".

The Trials OfDarryl Hunt chroniclesthe 20-year struggle to free a black teenager wrongfully arrested in 1984 forthe rape and murder of a young white woman.