The Film-makersAlliance has acquired US rights to Erik Moe, Peter Rudy and David Fleer's awardwinning comedy No Sleep 'Til Madison and will release it straight to DVD in April.

The picture stars comedian Jim Gaffigan and won theSundance Channel Emerging Film-maker Award at the St Louis International FilmFestival.

The storycentres on an obsessive sports fan's man's annual pilgrimage to the Wisconsinstate hockey tournament and the characters and obstacles he encounters enroute.

No Sleep 'TilMadison is the first offive pictures in the Film-makers Alliance Collection for DVD and VHS, a jointdistribution effort by the LA-based Film-makers Alliance and production anddistribution group Cinema Libre Distribution promoting independent features.