New Yorker Films has picked up theatrical and home video/DVDrights from Showtime Networks to Jessica Sanders' miscarriage of justicedocumentary After Innocence.

The distributor plans an autumn domestic release in New York Cityfollowed by a nationwide roll-out. New Yorker Films also acquired broadcast andbasic cable television rights, with Showtime Networks retaining premium cabletelevision rights.

After Innocence premiered at Sundance back in January, when it won a specialgrand jury prize for its story of innocent men wrongfully imprisoned fordecades only to be released after DNA evidence proved their innocence.

Showtime Independent Films produced the picture in associationwith The American Film Foundation; Sanders and Marc H Simon served as producers.

Andrew Herwitzof the Film Sales Company brokered the deal on behalf of Showtime, Sanders andproducer Marc Simon, with Jose Lopez of New Yorker Films. Herwitz expects toannounce a number of international deals shortly.