Shoreline Entertainment has acquired worldwide rights from Elbow Grease Pictures to Michael Schroeder's drama Man In The Chair, set to play on Saturday [10] in the Generation 14plus programme at the Berlinale.

The film stars Christopher Plummer, Michael Angarano, and M Emmet Walsh and tells of an aspiring teenage film-maker who enlists the help of the last surviving crew member from Citizen Kane.

The older man in turn procures the assistance of a retired Hollywood scriptwriter, and the process inspires the trio and results in an awards-worthy documentary. Man In The Chair won the American Spirit Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival at the weekend.

Shoreline's Morris Ruskin negotiated the deal with Elbow Grease Pictures' Sarah Schroeder and executive producer Peter Samuelson.

'We are extremely happy that The Berlin International Film Festival has recognised this funny and poignant film directed with great style and brilliant performances,' Ruskin said.

'The Berliners won't know what hit 'em when Flash (Christopher

Plummer) is unleashed upon them,' added Michael Schroeder, who is credited

with discovering Angelina Jolie in his 1993 action sci-fi Cyborg 2.