Doc draws districting drama

Doc draws districting drama
Jeff Reichert, who left his post as senior vp at Magnolia Pictures in October, is directing the documentary "Gerrymandering," an examination of political redistricting that is being executive produced by Bill Mundell, a leader in the redistricting reform movement.

The film is one of three docs being backed by New York-based Green Film Co., founded last year by indie producers Dan O'Meara and Chris Romano to make films covering a range of social issues. In addition to "Gerrymandering," Green is financing the untitled documentary about Barack Obama, directed by Amy Rice and Alicia Sams, that will air on HBO. It also has partnered with Chad Troutwine to produce "Freakonomics," a doc based on the Steven Levitt/Stephen Dubner best-seller that is being directed by several different filmmakers, including Morgan Spurlock and Alex Gibney.

Reichert became interested in the topic during the Texas congressional redistricting of 2003, which was appealed to the
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