Source: Toronto International Film Festival


Screen Media has picked up all North American rights and select territories from Millennium Media to Roger Michell’s ensemble drama Blackbird starring Susan Sarandon, Kate Winslet, Mia Wasikowska, and Sam Neill.

Additionally, the distributor has acquired the film for German pay and free TV, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Rainn Wilson and Bex Taylor-Klaus round out the key cast in Blackbird, which premiered at Toronto International Film Festival last year. Screen Media plans a theatrical September release.

Sarandon plays a woman diagnosed with ALS who assembles her clan to discuss the future only for the gathering to dissolve into family dynamics.

Christian Torpe wrote the screenplay and producers are David Bernardi, Sherryl Clark, and Robert Van Norden.

Screen Media senior vice-president of global acquisitions and co-productions Seth Needle and executive vice-president of distribution Mike Messina brokered the deals with Millennium Media co-presidents Jeffrey Greenstein and Jonathan Yunger, who continue to handle international sales.