Magazine article Screen International

First Hand Strikes French Deal for Bergman's Video with Pretty Pictures

Magazine article Screen International

First Hand Strikes French Deal for Bergman's Video with Pretty Pictures

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EXCLUSIVE: The documentary includes contributions from Woody Allen, Alejandro Gonzalaz Inarritu, Robert De Niro and Martin Scorsese.

Swiss-based First Hand Films has struck a deal with French distributor Pretty Pictures for the documentary Bergman's Video.

Pretty Pictures has secured all exclusive distribution rights to the documentary series and the feature film for theatrical release, DVD/VOD and TV for France. The theatrical release in France is scheduled for second half 2013.

The project, which is available as 6 x 45', 90' and 120', is a Gadda Five Production with Sweden's SVT. It is currently in production.

"Bergman's Video is a dream come true, an homage to cinema. Not only do we get to know what grand emotions fuel the filmmakers, we can actually watch them tell us the stories in their own words. We are also excited to be in a position to bring this to the big screen with Pretty Pictures on board, and we look forward to sharing this unique viewing experience with audiences worldwide," said Esther van Messel, CEO, First Hand Films. …

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