Sundance Israeli Settlers Docu Lands At Bond/360; XLrator & Blue Fox Ink Pre-AFM Deal


Bond/360 has acquired the U.S. rights to The Settlers, Shimon Dotan’s documentary chronicling the lives of Israeli settlers who have been living on the West Bank since the end of the Six-Day War in 1967. The pic bowed this year at the Sundance Film Festival. Bond/360 plans a spring 2017 theatrical release beginning at New York’s Film Forum and then a nationwide expansion. Bond/360 COO Elizabeth Sheldon struck the deal with Tel Aviv-based Cinephil’s Philippa Kowarsky ahead of the film’s New York Film Festival screenings October 6-7.

XLrator Media and Blue Fox Entertainment have inked a distribution deal to partner on 15 films a year across all North American platforms. The deal also calls for Blue Fox to sell international rights to these and other select XLrator Media films beginning in November at the American Film Market. The pics will go out through XLrator’s genre label Macabre and kicks off with the holiday-themed thriller Good Tidings which has a December 6 release date; other pics could follow that would appear on the docu label Lifeframe. The two companies previously teamed when XLrator acquired North American rights to the horror pic The Windmill, which bows in theaters October 28 after a VOD and iTunes bow October 25.

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