Fortissimo Films has picked up worldwide rights excludingNorth America and the UK to Christopher Guest's upcoming comedy For YourConsideration.

The picture, which received its world premiere at Toronto inSeptember, takes a tongue-in-cheek swipe at the Hollywood Awards season.Fortissimo will offer to buyers at the AFM next month and the picture will alsoscreen at the London Film Festival.

Guest directed and co-wrote the screenplay with Eugene Levy. Gueststars alongside Catherine O'Hara, Fred Willard, Parker Posey, and Ricky Gervaisamong others.

"We saw how amazingly well the audiences in Toronto responded to the film and immediatelysought the international sales rights from Shangri-La Entertainment,"Fortissimo's Michael J Werner said.

"The glowing reviews the film received the following morningconfirmed our judgement that For Your Consideration is yet another tour de force fromChris."

Warner Independent Pictures will release the Castle Rockand Shangri-La Entertainment co-production in North America on Nov 17.

The film is the latest in a string of comedies from Guest whichall feature the same ensemble, namely Waiting For Guffman, Best In Show and A Mighty Wind.