The Exchange has added worldwide sales rights to Sesame Street documentary Street Gang from Mad Hot Ballroom director Marilyn Agrelo, and will launch sales at the AFM next week.
CEO Brian O’Shea announced the acquisition on Monday (22) and said, “This is a story for all of us. Sesame Street has served as a cultural touchstone for multiple generations of children, in the U.S. and around the globe.”
Street Gang goes inside the hearts and minds of the Sesame Street creators to understand how they produced the show, and what it was like to be at the centre of a cultural and social phenomenon.
The documentary focuses on the most experimental and groundbreaking period of the show and speaks to original creators, cast, celebrity guests, and crew.
Agrelo’s documentary is based partly on the 2008 New York Times bestseller of the same name by Michael Davis. Producing the Macrocosm Entertainment and Citizen Skull Productions feature are Trevor Crafts, Ellen Scherer Crafts, Mark Myers, and Heather Kenyon.
The Exchange’s AFM 2018 line-up includes Drew Barrymore’s The Stand-In, Vanessa Redgrave and Timothy Spall in Mrs Lowry And Son, and Alex Pettyfer, Charlette Le Bon, Laura Harrier, and Lana Condor in Warning.
O’Shea and his team will also be talking up Sundance 2018 award winners Blaze from Ethan Hawke, and Jeremiah Zagar’s We The Animals.