Magazine article Screen International

Dark Matter of Love Lands US Deals

Magazine article Screen International

Dark Matter of Love Lands US Deals

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EXCLUSIVE: Tugg, Al-Jazeera, Netflix and Virgil Films to share rights.

Sarah McCarthy's adoption documentary The Dark Matter of Love, which played at Toronto 2013, has landed several US deals.

Tugg have picked up theatrical & non-theatrical rights, Al-Jazeera have TV broadcast rights, with a Netflix premiere to follow, and Virgil Films have taken all other ancillary rights.

McCarthy said: "After our TIFF premiere we had offers from traditional, all-rights distributors but the terms were so one-sided we decided to take the time to split the rights into multiple deals and find the right partners, offering the best deals. Kevin Iwashina & his team at Preferred have done a brilliant job of implementing our bespoke distribution strategy for Dark Matter."

McCarthy also retains non-exclusive non-theatrical, digital download, DVD & educational rights via the film's website. …

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