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Exclusive: North American deal among those concluded.
Montreal-based Seville International has licensed territory rights to Slavko Martinov’s feelgood documentary Pecking Order, which premiered at Hot Docs in May and will screen in competition at the Edinburgh International Film Festival later this month.
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired North America, while Lemon Tree will distribute in China, and Discovery Film releases in the former Yugoslavia.
Pecking Order trains its sights on the competitive poultry pageantry scene as a group of chicken enthusiasts vie for the crown at the New Zealand National Poultry Show.
The film follows members of the Christchurch Poultry, Pigeon and Bantam Club as they bid to win the nationals despite decades of infighting that threatens to tear the 148-year old club apart.
“It’s great to have Freestyle Digital Media take the film under its wing – they will get flying results I am sure,” Seville International senior vice-president of international sales Anick Poirier said. “We »
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Jawbreaker is coming to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, E! is developing a new TV series based on the 1999 film.From writer and director Darren Stein, the dark comedy follows a clique of popular high school girls who accidentally kill their friend during a birthday prank. The film's cast includes Rose McGowan, Julie Benz, Rebecca Gayheart, Judy Greer, and Charlotte Ayanna.Read More… »
Behold, the next reboot in the entertainment industry's tireless attempts to revive old classics! This week, E! confirmed a TV reboot of 1999's Jawbreaker, the cheeky cult phenomenon that is in the same vein as Heathers and other similar dark high school comedies. While it's natural to be reticent about such a development, the Jawbreakers reboot has an ace in the hole: one of the original minds behind the film is already on board. Here's all the information you'll need about the upcoming project. 1. The Story The story follows a popular clique of high school girls known as the "Flawless Four." In the original film, Rose McGowan plays ringleader Courtney, while Julie Benz, Rebecca Gayheart, and Charlotte Ayanna play her three lackeys. Three of the girls surprise Liz (Ayanna) on the morning of her 17th birthday. They shove a jawbreaker in her mouth and kidnap her as part of a »
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