Roadside Attractions has picked up North American theatrical and home video rights to R J Cutler's Anna Wintour documentary The September Issue, a popular title at Sundance following its world premiere last month.
The A&E IndieFilms production offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Vogue's iconic editor-in-chief in the run-up to the magazine's influential September edition. A&E IndieFIlms is the documentary arm of A&E Network.
Appropriately enough Roadside plans to release the film this September. A&E will follow the theatrical and home video release with a television broadcast premiere.
Roadside co-president Howard brokered the deal with A&E Network's senior vice president of non-fiction and alternative programming Robert Sharenow, A&E IndieFilms vice president Molly Thompson, and CAA. Elle Driver acquired international rights early in the festival.
'Roadside Attractions' enthusiasm for the film knows no limit,' Cutler said. 'I feel lucky that they are our partner for the theatrical release and look forward to collaborating with their entire team.'
'Because R J turns the process of assembling a high-profile magazine into a kind of suspense thriller, we think this film is such a great bet for theatrical,' Cohen added. 'And fashion lovers all want to know what the legendary Anna Wintour is really like and they will not be disappointed.'
The September Issue won the Sundance Excellence In Cinematography Award for US Documentaries.