FilmRise has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Mike Nichols: American Masters, the documentary directed by Nichols’ longtime comedy partner Elaine May that premiered on PBS. Under the pact, FilmRise is selling the film for distribution, including theatrical, in territories outside the U.S. via its international sales partnership with Content Media.
The docu features commentary on the Oscar-, Emmy-, Tony- and Grammy-winning Nichols from Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, Steven Spielberg, Dustin Hoffman, Alec Baldwin, Paul Simon and Matthew Broderick. The DVD and Blu-ray will contain exclusive additional footage not seen in the broadcast version of the film including interviews with Bob Balaban, James L. Brooks, Tommy Tune and Robert Osborne.
In February, HBO bowed Becoming Mike Nichols, a one-on-one sit-down documentary that premiered at Sundance.