Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Cinema Guild Turns on 'The Wrong Light' for US

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Cinema Guild Turns on 'The Wrong Light' for US

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Cinema Guild has acquired all US rights to documentary The Wrong Light (pictured), directed by Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams.

Produced by Shine Global, the non-profit production company behind War/ Dance, The Wrong Light centres on a charismatic activist who leads an anti-trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand that provides shelter and education to young girls rescued from brothels.

Cinema Guild plans to give the film a US theatrical release in the autumn.

• Straight Up Films has acquired the rights to Man's Search For Meaning, the memoir by psychiatrist Viktor Frankl about life in the Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. At the time of Frank's death in 1997, the book had sold more than 10 million copies in twenty-four languages. Straight Up is talking to potential screenwriters to adapt the book into a narrative feature. …

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