Submarine has sold all US rights excluding TV to Douglas Kass’ documentary Emptying The Skies to Music Box Films and has licensed Canadian rights to Films We Like. 

Java Films recently acquired international sales rights.

Music Box Films plans a theatrical release later this year on the story of the rampant poaching of migratory songbirds. The film is based on an essay by novelist Jonathan Franzen.

Emptying The Skies is a production of RingTheJing in association with Sustainable Films. The film was Directed by Douglas Kass. Roger Kass produced and co-directed while Franzen and Andrea van Beuren served as executive producers.

David Koh of Submarine and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers brokered the deal with Ed Arentz and William Schopf of Music Box Films and Films We Like president Ron Mann.