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‘Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist’

Documentary specialist Dogwoof has secured a flurry of deals on two of its big sales titles at this week’s European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin.

Lorna Tucker’s Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist – the feature doc about British fashion icon Vivienne Westwood – has sold to US (Greenwich Entertainment), Canada (Films We Like), Scandinavia (Non Stop), CIS and Russia (Pioner), China TV rights (DD Dream), Thailand (Movies Matter) and world inflight (Jaguar).

Previously announced territories were China (Tencent), Germany, Austria, Switzerland (NFP), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Switzerland (NFP), Hong Kong (Edko), and Japan (Kadokawa).

The film premiered at Sundance in January, Dogwoof will release in the UK on March 23. Producers on the project were Eleanor Emptage, Shirine Best, Nicole Stott, and John Battsek. Executive producers were Anna Godas and Leo Haidar.

Dogwoof has also racked up deals on Kusama – Infinity, Heather Lenz’s portrait of Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama. The film has gone to Scandinavia (Non Stop), Australia and New Zealand (Madman), Mexico (Nueva Era), Taiwan (Joint Entertainment), Hong Kong (Edko), South Korea (AUD), CIS and Russia (Documentary Film Centre) and Thailand (Movies Matter). Talks are ongoing for France, Germany and Benelux - Magnolia Pictures has US rights.

Kusama – Infinity also premiered at Sundance this year. It was produced by Tokyo Lee Productions, Inc., Submarine, Parco, Dogwoof, and Goodmovies Entertainment.

Also during this year’s EFM, Dogwoof has sold two titles playing in the festival’s Panorama section to Non Stop for Scandinavia – Göran Hugo Olsson’s That Summer and Lauren Greenfield’s Generation Wealth.

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