Dendy Films has securedAustralian and New Zealand rights to the comedy For Your Consideration from sales agent Fortissimo Films.

Dendy joint general managersRichard Payten and Andrew Mackie, who describe themselves as longtime fans ofdirector Christopher Guest and his regular ensemble of collaborators, plan torelease the film early next year.

Guest again teamed withEugene Levy to write the script, as he did for Best In Show and Waiting For Guffman. Guest has put aside his docudrama style,instead opting for a straight-forward narrative.

The affectionate look at thefilm industry's award season, and the people that find themselvescaught in the surrounding hype, focuses particularly on the actors behind abuzz-generating film set in the mid-1940s in America's south.

The cast includes CatherineO'Hara, Harry Shearer, Callie Webb, Fred Willard, and Jane Lynch.

For Your Consideration screened at the Toronto International Film Festivaland will be presented at the London Film Festival later this month. KarenMurphy is the producer.

Dendy releases three filmsbefore the end of this year: director Richard Linklater's US independent film FastFood Nation, Australian director Gregory Read's Like Minds, and Pedro Almodovar's Volver. Australia is the first territory to release Fast Food Nation.