Discovery Communications’ Animal Planet and Lionsgate have teamed up on North American and UK rights to the documentary.


Brian Golden Davis’ The Million Dollar Duck premiered in Park City and centres on the Federal Duck Stamp Contest, the only juried art competition run by the US government.

Animal Planet has acquired TV rights while Lionsgate will handle a limited theatrical release as well as digital home entertainment and packaged media. Preferred Content represented the filmmakers in the deal.

  • Locarno International Film Festival and the Film Society Of Lincoln Center will launch a US joint initiative to increase diversity within the film industry. The Industry Academy International, which launched in Mexico and Brazil last year, will include six participants and run from March 20-23 during the 45th New Director/ New Films. Industry Academy project manager Marion Klotz from LIFF will produce the workshop.