Magazine article Screen International

Swen Enters UK Distribution with Venice Title 'The Journey'

Magazine article Screen International

Swen Enters UK Distribution with Venice Title 'The Journey'

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The Swen Group has acquired UK and Ireland rights to Venice and Toronto drama The Journey from IM Global.

The acquisition will mark the first UK release for the growing distributor, which recently expanded into US distribution.

The company, known for its acquisitions in Latin America, is understood to be finalising deals for The Journey in other major European territories and is eyeing further acquisitions for the UK and US.

Swen will partner with Shear Entertainment on the UK theatrical release, which is earmarked for June 30.

The deal was brokered by Michael Rothstein on behalf of IM Global and Swen Group founder Murray Lipnik.

The Journey, starring Timothy Spall and Colm Meaney, charts a fictional meeting between adversarial Northern Ireland politicians Ian Paisley, leader of the Democratic Unionist Party, and Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness. …

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