Docu on Arthouse palette
Follows Warhol scenester WilliamsArthouse Films, in association with Curiously Bright Entertainment and Netflix's Red Envelope Entertainment, has nabbed North American theatrical and DVD rights to the documentary "A Walk Into the Sea: Danny Williams and the Andy Warhol Factory."
New York-based Arthouse also took on worldwide sales duties to the Esther B. Robinson docu.
"Warhol Factory" tells the mysterious story of Williams, Warhol's one-time lover and a member of the artist's '60s-era entourage who disappeared at age 26. Robinson, Williams' niece, used footage shot by Williams as well as interviews with such Warhol "superstars" and colleagues as Billy Name, Danny Fields, Brigid Berlin, Paul Morrissey, Chuck Wein and members of Williams' family.
"Warhol Factory" won the Teddy Award in February at the Berlin International Film Festival and was named best New York documentary at this month's Tribeca Film Festival. It is part of Josh Braun's domestic and international sales lineup at Submarine Entertainment.
The film was produced by Robinson, Doug Block and Tamra Raven and executive produced by Sasha Robinson. It was produced in association with Chicken and Egg Pictures.
The deal was negotiated by Braun of Submarine and attorney Dan Satorius of Lommen Abdo on behalf of the filmmakers. They negotiated with Arthouse head of acquisitions and production David Koh; partner Lilly Bright and her Curiously Bright company; and Red Envelope Entertainment head of acquisitions and distribution Liesl Copland and head of business affairs Thom Zadra.