MD Thorsten Schumacher and director of sales and distribution Fabien Westerhoff brokered the deal with Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine on behalf of the filmmakers.

HanWay will handle remaining territories after Submarine previously licensed rights to Constance Marks’ Sundance special jury prize winner documentary to Mongrel Media in Canada, Madman in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and Jaguar for airlines.

Submarine is expected to announce US television, DVD, streaming and “other distribution” deals shortly.

Being Elmo reveals the life of the puppeteer behind the iconic children’s figure and features interviews with Frank Oz and others behind the scenes at Sesame Street and the Jim Henson Workshop. Marks produced with James Miller and Corinne LaPook.