Cohen Media Group has acquired all North American rights to Shoah director Claude Lanzmann’s Toronto entry The Last Of The Unjust.

The documentary will screen in the New York Film Festival and is lined up for a 2013 theatrical release for awards season qualification followed by traditional theatrical release in 2014.

The Last Of The Unjust chronicles the efforts by Theresienstadt concentration camp intern Benjamin Murmelstein to negotiate with Adolph Eichmann the freedom of tens of thousands of Jews.

Cohen Media Group’s John Kochman and evp Gary Rubin brokered the deal with Le Pacte CEO Jean Labadie and head of international sales Camille Neel.

  • Sundance Channel has acquired US broadcast rights to the supernatural drama The Returned from Music Box Films.  The eight-part French series distributed by Zodiak Rights was created by Fabrice Gobert and is based on the feature film Les Revenants by Robin Campillo. 
  • OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network will broadcast later this year Barbara Kopple’s documentary Running From Crazy.