PalmPictures has acquired worldwide rights to Andrea Stewart's documentary SunDogs, about the Jamaican dog sledteam that enters the 2006 UK Dog Sledding Championships in Scotland.
PalmPictures will finance the project, which is currently filming in Jamaica and isexpected to be completed by the end of the year. A late 2006 theatrical releaseis in the works.
PalmPictures chief Chris Blackwell and head of acquisitions and production DavidKoh negotiated the deal with Stewart and executive producer Danny Melville.
Stewartis also producing. Blackwell, Koh and Leigh Ingleby will serve as executiveproducers alongside Melville.
"Jamaica is possessedwith a dual spirit - a cool place with a hard edge," Stewart said."Despite chronic struggle, its character shines through its vibrantculture. Their humour and confidence fascinates the rest of us as Jamaicans takeon challenges from Bobsled to Dogsled. It is this unique spirit that SunDogs will document."