Magazine article Screen International

UK Deals for Venus & Serena

Magazine article Screen International

UK Deals for Venus & Serena

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K5 International has served up tennis documentary Venus & Serena to UK distributor Kaleidoscope and the BBC.

The deal, struck by K5's Carl Clifton and Kaleidoscope's Spencer Pollard, will see the film released to coincide with the 2013 Wimbledon Championship in June.

The BBC will broadcast the feature across its channels as part of it summer scheduling and around the Wimbledon event, which is covers every year.

Further deals are being closed at the market in Cannes, according to K5.

Directed by Maiken Baird and Michelle Major, the film follows the Williams sisters through a year of their lives as they tackle injury, the media and those around them to maintain their position as the most successful women tennis players in history.

Executive producer is Oscar-winning filmmaker Alex Gibney and the film's music is by Wyclef Jean. …

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