Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Winner 'Cartel Land' Scores TV Sales

Magazine article Screen International

Sundance Winner 'Cartel Land' Scores TV Sales

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Dogwoof has scored a slew of deals for Matthew Heineman's documentary feature Cartel Land, which won the US documentary directing and cinematography awards when it debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

Vesna Cudic, head of TV sales and acquisitions for Dogwoof, closed deals with DR (Denmark), SVT (Sweden), NKR (Norway), YLE (Finland), VPRO (Netherlands)..

Mette Hoffman Meyer, commissioning editor for DR, said Cartel Land was "one of the scariest films I have seen - the access into a society of corruption, murder, and violence is just mind blowing."

Heineman's hard-hitting film is the true story of two very different vigilante groups across the US border that have formed to combat the ruthless Mexican drug cartels.

Pre-MIPTV sales included a deal between Dogwoof's UK arm and BBC Storyville with Dogwoof planning a theatrical release this autumn. …

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