Elie Samaha's LA-based Franchise Pictures has acquiredinternational rights in all media to Hollywood North, Peter O'Brian's comedy that recentlypremiered at Toronto.

The film centres on the trials and tribulations of making a filmin Canada and stars Alan Bates, Matthew Modine, Deborah Kara Unger, JenniferTilly, John Neville, Fabrizio Filippo and Joe Cobden.

John Gillespie produced based on a screenplay by Tony Johnston,Barry Healey and John Hunter. Aniz Manji and Mark Thomas served as executiveproducers.

O'Brian'sproducing credits include The Grey Fox and My American Cousin.