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Bleecker Street has announced an exclusive output deal with Canadian distributor, levelFILM heading into TIFF, where Bleecker has Frances O’Connor’s Emily playing in Platform.

The partnership will see levelFILM handle Canadian distribution on Bleecker Street films where the latter controls North American or worldwide rights.

The first title to be released under the joint venture will be Catherine Hardwicke’s action-comedy Mafia Mamma starring Toni Collette and Monica Belucci, set for nationwide release in 2023.

Bleecker Street and levelFILM previously collaborated on Emma Holly Jones’ Mr. Malcolm’s List with Freida Pinto, Sundown (pictured) starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison, Venice Film Festival romance The World To Come with Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, Kitty Green’s The Assistant, and Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s Save Yourselves!.

Bleecker Street’s Kent Sanderson negotiated the output agreement with Avy Eschenasy, while John Bain and Dave Hudakoc negotiated on behalf of levelFILM.

Bleecker Street’s slate includes Guy Nattiv’s Golda starring Helen Mirren as 20th century Israeli leader Golda Meir; What Happens Later directed and starring Meg Ryan and co-starring David Duchovny; and The Tutor directed by Alice Troughton and starring Richard E. Grant, Julie Delpy and Daryl McCormack.

levelFILM has released more than 200 titles, with an upcoming slate that includes Lindsay MacKay’s The Swearing Jar and Rob Connolly’s Blueback.