Jeremy Thomas’ company will assume sales duties after striking a deal with Submarine, which has also licensed UK rights to StudioCanal, Australia and New Zealand to Madman and the Benelux to Home Screen.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland’s documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel premiered in Venice and as previously announced will open in North America through Samuel Goldwyn Films.
Submarine’s David Koh and Josh Braun struck the deals with Fabien Westerhoff and Thorsten Schumacher on behalf of HanWay Films, Paul Wiegard of Madman Entertainment, Alison Meese for StudioCanal and Luc Freyer on behalf of Home Screen.
The film portrays the life of the late, celebrated fashion industry figure, who as the creative director of Harper’s Bazaar launched the career of 1960s supermodel Twiggy and advised Jackie Onassis.
The film includes archival footage, family photographs and recorded conversations with George Plimpton and the director, who is married to the subject’s grandson.
“We have been so fortunate to have Mrs Vreeland as the central figure in this film,” Immordino Vreeland said. “She comes alive and gives us a new perception of fashion in the 20th century.
“We are excited to work with HanWay Films, Madman Entertainment, StudioCanal, Home Screen and Samuel Goldwyn Company on the release of the film and want to thank Submarine Entertainment for arranging all of the great distribution partners for the launch of the film.”
- Title: Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel
- Sales Agent: HanWay Films