Other deals done for Girl Model, The Story of Film and more titles.
Among deals at this year’s International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), StudioCanal has taken UK rights to Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel from HanWay Films.
Lisa Immordino Vreeland directs the portrait of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue legend Diana Vreeland.
Also, HanWay continues to close deals on The Story Of Film, the epic documentary from Mark Cousins that tells the story of cinema in 15 parts. It has gone to ABC/Cinemien for Benelux; Icon for Australia; and Bim for Italy.
“We’re planning a little theatrical release for it as well We’re thinking of setting up screenings of two or
three episodes in arthouse cinemas,” a spokesperson for ABC Cinemien said. The DVD box set will be released in Benelux in the spring.
ABC Cinemien has also taken the Vreeland doc and plans a summer 2012 release. Samuel Goldwyn will release in the US in May 2012.
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel was previously pitched in IDFA’s Forum and is screening in offcial selection this year.
Here at IDFA, other sales companies have also revealed details of some of their recent deals.
David Redmon and Ashley Sabin’s Girl Model, about Russian girls lured into modeling for the Japanese market,
which is represented by Dogwoof Global Sales, has pre-sold to BBC Storyville in the UK and to Danish broadcaster DR2.
CAT & Docs’ The Ballad Of Genesis and Lady Jaye, about musician and artist Genesis P-Orridge, has gone to Arsenal for Germany and Films We Like for Canada.
Austrian outfit Autlook Film Sales has sold new music doc Beats, Rhyme and Life and LSD doc The Substance to Cinema Delicatessen for the Netherlands.