Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Starz Digital Picks Up ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

Magazine article Screen International

US Briefs: Starz Digital Picks Up ‘Miss Sharon Jones!’

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Starz Digital has acquired all North American rights from Submarine to Barbara Kopple's Miss Sharon Jones! and plans a theatrical launch on July 29 followed by digital and ancillary roll-out in autumn.

The film premiered in Toronto last year and features Jones as she battles illness at a critical juncture in her singing career. Kopple and David Cassidy produced.

• USA Swimming is partnering with Tugg on The Last Gold, which chronicles the efforts of the 1976 US women's Olympic swimming team against the East Germans during a notorious period of doping. The film will open nationwide on July 11 after the world premiere at the LA Film festival on June 6. Brian T. Brown directed and Julianna Margulies narrates.

• The Orchard has picked up from ICM Partners all North American and UK rights to June Pictures' Operator, Logan Kibens' directorial debut that premiered at SXSW and stars Martin Starr and Mae Whitman. The distributor has set a digital and VoD debut for November. …

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