With less than a week before the start of Wimbledon, Cinetic has announced a raft of international deals on tennis documentary Love Means Zero.
The film, which screened recently on the Showtime premium cable network in the US and on Sky Atlantic in the UK, has gone to Yes-Docu for Israel, VPRO for the Netherlands, NonStop for Scandinavia and Movistar for Spain, with deals in France and Germany pending, according to Cinetic. Airline rights have gone to Terry Steiner International.
Directed by Jason Kohn, Love Means Zero profiles 85-year-old Nick Bollettieri, who coached tennis champions including Jim Courier, Monica Seles and Andre Agassi at his tennis academy in Florida. The documentary tells the story of how Bollettieri’s success came at the cost of broken marriages, financial ruin and a fractured relationship with Agassi.
Produced by Showtime Documentary Films, Love Means Zero premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year and subsequently screened at Rome, IDFA, True/False, CPH:DOX and Sheffield Doc/Fest.
Kohn produced alongside Amanda Branson Gill, Jill Mazursky, Anne White and David Styne, with Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra and Stephen Espinoza serving as executive producers.