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UK sales company secures slate deal; Filmmaker-initiated WWII Podcast – Deadline

New UK sales company closes deal with slate

EXCLUSIVE: The new British sales company Mise En Scene has entered into a distribution agreement with New York and European distributor SPI International, which includes the company’s first six titles. SPI has acquired non-exclusive rights to What awaits us, with Rumer Willis and Emma Dumont; I wrote this for you with Brennan Keel Cook; Eat cars with Lexi Pappas, Lauren Ashley Carter; Super November, with Josie Long, Sean Biggerstaff and Heydon Prowse; Synchronicity, with Sara Mitich and Ash Catherwood; and Reach, with Garrett Clayton, Jordan Doww and Johnny James Fiore. London-based Mise En Scene was launched last March by Paul Yates and Netto Fernandes. SPI International and its FilmBox aggregation service operate a portfolio of 42 television and digital service channels in several countries.

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Crackle Plus takes on a South African star

EXCLUSIVE: AVOD platform Crackle Plus acquired the rights to the South African TIFF feature Sew winter on my skin, which will be released on Monday, February 1. Written and directed by Jahmil XT Qubeka, the film stars Ezra Mabengeza (Miracle at Sainte-Anne), Peter Kurth (A heavy heart) and Zolisa Xaluva (Knuckle City). Inspired by real events, the film portrays the hunt, capture and trial of popular black rebel hero John Kepe, a legendary outlaw of pre-apartheid South Africa. “We are extremely happy to present this heroic story to our viewers as the latest Cracklethe collection of original programs ”, declared Philippe Guelton, president of Crackle More. “The film’s unique style and aesthetic relies heavily on visual and musical elements to tell the deep story.” Crackle slate includes Bucket List, Insomnia, Heroes of Lucha Libre, Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story, Robert the Bruce, Company animals, About and Broke’s Go. Sew winter on my skin is distributed in North America by Screen Media, which, like Crackle, is also owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment.

American filmmaker launches podcast How my grandmother won WWII

EXCLUSIVE: American filmmaker Enid Zentelis (Evergreen) starts a podcast How my grandmother won WWII, who follows her journey to uncover the truth about her Hungarian Jewish grandmother’s secret work in British special operations during World War II. Zentelis, whose mother and grandmother survived the Holocaust in Hungary, recently uncovered an enigmatic letter from British special ops thanking her grandmother for her “ highly confidential work ” during the war. The six-part limited series will begin airing weekly episodes today, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Zentelis is best known for its narrative feature films and episodic work. As a writer-director, she was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance and the Nora Ephron Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival. The pod is co-hosted and produced by Zentelis and Vicki Vergolina (Let’s go with Chris Cuomo). The history consultants were Marcella Steingart (Netflix’s Abstract) and Jennifer Brooks (Confront ISIS).

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