Another domestic deal wasclinched in the closing days of the Toronto International Film Festival, withTHINKFilm taking domestic theatrical and DVD rights to Susan Kaplan's documentary ThreeOf Hearts: A Postmodern Family.
US cable network Bravo camein on the project at an early stage and holds TV rights with the intention oflaunching it in Bravo's upcoming feature documentary strand premiering in 2005.
The film was produced byHibiscus Films in association with Bravo and Cactus Three. It follows three NewYorkers in a committed "trinogomous" relationship. Kaplan spent over eightyears filming the trio as they fell in love, established a business togetherand had children.
The deal was brokered byJosh Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the filmmakers and RandyManis for THINKFilm. Victoria Cook and Ryan Smith of Frankfurt Kurnit Klein& Selz, PC provided legal counsel.
"We are very excitedabout getting this film out to theatres," said Mark Urman, President ofTHINKFilm, in a statement. "Three Of Hearts is highly entertaining and will have audiences ofall genders and persuasions talking and re-examining their ownrelationships."
"THINKFilm understandsour film completely, and I am confident that they are the best distributioncompany to launch the film theatrically and will make the perfect compliment toBravo's television premiere," exclaims director Kaplan, who formed herproduction company Hibiscus Films with her husband David Friedson in 1998.
"From the first momentwe signed on to work with Susan on this unique project, we knew big things werepossible for this film," added Bravo president Lauren Zalaznick. "In partneringwith THINKFilm, we are excited that one of the first films in our new featuredocumentary strand will be seen in theaters in addition to it's premiere onBravo".
Three Of Hearts is one of several documentaries which THINKFIlm hason its upcoming slate, joining Going Upriver: The Long War Of John Kerry,Mondovino and Born Into Brothels.