GaryRubin's First Independent Pictures is extending its global reach and has pickedup US, Australian/New Zealand and South African rights from ShorelineEntertainment to the comedy Everything's Gone Green.

FirstIndependent plans a spring 2007 US release for the project, based on the firstscreenplay by Generation X writer Douglas Coupland.

Thestory centres on a slacker that experiences an ethical trauma after he profitsfrom a money-laundering scheme.

Everything'sGone Green, which had its world premiereat Toronto in September, was directed by Paul Fox and stars Paulo Costanzo.

"DouglasCoupland's work is renowned and his first effort in features is noexception," Rubin said. "This is also a terrific opportunity for ourfirst foray into acquiring foreign territories."

"FirstIndependent is passionate about the movie and they understand how to marketsophisticated, witty independent films," Shoreline chief executive officerMorris Ruskin said.

FirstIndependent Pictures recently released the drama Edmond, based on a screenplay by David Mamet and starring WilliamH Macy.