Sundance: Orchard, CNN Films Partner for Hunting Doc 'Trophy'

Courtesy of Sundance Film Festival

Orchard has plans to release the film later this year on a minimum of 150 screens.

The big-game hunting documentary Trophy has been acquired by CNN and The Orchard for North America.

CNN will handle the broadcast rights to the film, with all others going to Orchard, which has plans to release the film later this year on a minimum of 150 screens.

Trophy, which screened in Sundance's U.S. documentary competition, is an in-depth look at the intersection of big-game hunting, breeding and wildlife conservation, with interviews with figures from a Texas-based trophy hunter to the world’s largest private rhino breeder in South Africa.

Shaul Schwarz and Christina Clusiau co-directed the documentary, which was produced by Lauren Haber and Pulse Films' Julia Nottingham.

Thomas Benski, Lucas Ochoa, Lars Knudsen, Dan Cogan, Sharon Chang, Lilly Hartley, Jeffrey Tarrant, Maxyne Franklin, Kate Townsend, Victoria Steventon, Tom Hardy and Dean Baker executive produced.

UTA Independent Film Group and Gray Krauss negotiated the deal on behalf of the filmmakers.

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