HBO has picked up US television rights to the Harry Belafonte documentary that premiered at Sundance and subsequently screened in Berlin.

Susanne Rostock’s film recounts the story of the singer’s life as a performer and civil rights activist and will broadcast in autumn.

UTA’s Rena Ronson brokered the deal with Karol Martesko-Fenster on behalf of the film and S2BN Entertainment.

Michael Cohl, Gina Belafonte, Jim Brown, William Eigen and Julius R Nasso produced.