EXCLUSIVE: The distributor has struck a deal at the EFM with VMI Worldwide for US rights to the family film A Fine Step.

VMI has also licensed rights to Mongrel Media in Canada, Zylo for France, Capelight Pictures for Germany, Umbrella Entertainment for Australia/New Zealand, M-Net Channel for Africa, and Daro Film Distribution for East Europe.  

Luke Perry, Armand Assante, and Leonor Varela star in the story of an injured expert horseman who recovers with the help of a young girl.

“This film is core to our content strategy – a great story that will inspire audiences and families across America,” said a spokesperson for Vertical Entertainment.

“We believe that Vertical is the perfect partner for releasing this picture in the US,” said a spokesperson for VMI. “Their expertise in family film is well established and we have great confidence in their distribution plans for A Fine Step.”

Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey of Vertical Entertainment negotiated the deal with Andre Relis of VMI Worldwide.