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PBS Expands Theatrical Distribution Team In Time For Sundance 2017 — Exclusive

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PBS Distribution is expanding its theatrical distribution and non-theatrical sales efforts. The media distributor for the public television community has hired Erin Owens as head of theatrical distribution and Emily Rothschild as director of theatrical acquisitions and marketing. Both executives joined from their New York-based distributor Long Shot Factory. Owens and Rothschild will be looking to acquire theatrical, non-theatrical, home entertainment and VOD rights for films at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, which starts Thursday.

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PBS Distribution has joint partnerships with public media’s Wnet, Wgbh, Itvs, and Pov, with a goal of acquiring and releasing up to six feature-length documentaries per year.

In a statement, Andrea Downing, PBS Distribution co-president, said Owens and Rothschild’s “extensive experience designing, managing and implementing theatrical campaigns, including festival and non-theatrical strategies, will further enhance what
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Sundance Selects signs Punk Singer

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Sundance Selects signs Punk Singer
Company to release Sini Anderson’s punk rock documentary [pictured] later this year.

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer.

Anderson’s punk rock documentary world premiered at this year’s SXSW and profiles outspoken feminist icon Kathleen Hanna through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna.

The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman, director of acquisitions and productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Cinetic Media and Linda Lichter on behalf of the filmmakers.

Sundance Selects is planning a fall 2013 release.

Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, commented: “The Punk Singer is one of those great documentaries that makes you realise how much a single person can accomplish in a short span of time.

“We look forward to bringing the film to the multitude of Kathleen’s fans, as well as a broad audience.”

The Punk Singer was edited by Bo Mehrad and Jessica Hernandez, and was
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Sundance Selects signs up The Punk Singer

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Sundance Selects signs up The Punk Singer
Company to release Sini Anderson’s punk rock documentary [pictured] later this year.

Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to Sini Anderson’s The Punk Singer.

Anderson’s punk rock documentary world premiered at this year’s SXSW and profiles outspoken feminist icon Kathleen Hanna through 20 years of archival footage and intimate interviews with Hanna.

The deal was negotiated by Jeff Deutchman, director of acquisitions and productions for Sundance Selects/IFC Films with Cinetic Media and Linda Lichter on behalf of the filmmakers.

Sundance Selects is planning a fall 2013 release.

Jonathan Sehring, president of Sundance Selects/IFC Films, commented: “The Punk Singer is one of those great documentaries that makes you realise how much a single person can accomplish in a short span of time.

“We look forward to bringing the film to the multitude of Kathleen’s fans, as well as a broad audience.”

The Punk Singer was edited by Bo Mehrad and Jessica Hernandez, and was
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Sundance Selects Takes North American Rights To Rock Docu ‘The Punk Singer’

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Sundance Selects Takes North American Rights To Rock Docu ‘The Punk Singer’
Sundance Selects has acquired North American rights to The Punk Singer, the Sini Anderson-directed punk rock docu. The film covers the 20-year journey of outspoken feminist icon Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of punk band Bikini Kill and dance-punk trio Le Tigre. She rose to national attention as the voice of the riot grrrl movement, but when she stopped shouting, many wondered why. Tamra Davis, Gwen Bialic, Rachel Dengiz and Erin Owens are the producers. The film made its world premiere at the 2013 SXSW, and Sundance Selects plans a fall release. Related: Sundance Selects Lines Up Docu ‘Dancing In Jaffa’ “The Punk Singer is one of those great documentaries that makes you realize how much a single person can accomplish in a short span of time,” said Jonathan Sehring, President of Sundance Selects/IFC Films. “From her pioneering riot grrrl music as the frontwoman for Bikini Kill and Le Tigre
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