London-based More2Screen has taken the theatrical and TV rights to Under Great White Northern Lights, a film about US rock band The White Stripes. It is planning a spring release.
The distributor has signed a deal with XL Recordings to release the film in UK and internationally (excluding USA, Japan, South East Asia), with the theatrical release planned to roll out in digital cinema sites from March.
Under Great Northern Lights was directed by music video and film director Emmett Malloy and premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival 2009. The film follows the band try to meet the challenge of appearing in every province and territory in Canada. XL Recordings will release a live album and DVD on March 15.
More2Screen was co-founded by Christine Costello, former CEO of Pearl & Dean cinema advertising, and Penny Nagle, former MD of igig.tv, in 2006.
The company specialises in delivering cultural programming to digitally equipped cinemas and big screen venues in the UK, uncluding live concerts, music documentaries, sporting events and educational features.
Its latest release is Burlesque Unlimited, a feature documentary about performer Immodesty Blaize and the history of Burlesque.