The distributor has acquired world rights to Harry Benson: Shoot First and will commence international sales in Berlin next month. Separately, HBO Documentary Films has moved on upcoming Sundance premiere Jim: The James Foley Story.
Matthew Miele and Justin Bare wrote and directed Harry Benson: Shoot First, about the legendary photographer who rose to fame covering The Beatles’ first trip to the US in 1964.
The film premiered at the 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival and will open theatrically later in the year.
Magnolia brokered the deal with Cinetic Media, which retains all remaining US rights.
- HBO Documentary Films has acquired US TV rights to Brian Oakes’ documentary Jim: The James Foley Story ahead of its world premiere in Park City later this month. The film follows the life of the US journalist beheaded by ISIS in 2014. Eva Lipman, George Kunhardt and Teddy Kunhardt produced and Peter Kunhardt served as executive producer. Cinetic Media brokered the deal with HBO on behalf of Kunhardt Films.