Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Film Snaps Up Hyena

Magazine article Screen International

Tribeca Film Snaps Up Hyena

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Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to Gerard Johnson's Hyena following its recent screening in Toronto. In separate deals, Amplify and Starz Digital Media take Champs and Dada Films will release All You Need Is Love.

The thriller opened this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival and Tribeca plans a theatrical 2015 launch after brokering the deal with Independent Film Sales.

Johnson directed from his screenplay about a corrupt police officer in London who must adapt to an influx of Albanian organised crime. Peter Ferdinando stars.

Film4 and the BFI present Hyena, a Number 9 Films Production in association with Riggins Productions Limited and Lipsync. Stephen Woolley, Joanna Laurie and Elizabeth Karlsen are the producers.

The thriller is a recipient of the BFI's US Distribution Fund, the pilot scheme that helps UK films premiering at Toronto attract theatrical distribution and reach wider audiences in the US. …

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