Toronto: Entertainment One Takes Worldwide Rights to 'Watermark' Doc

9:05 AM PST 08/29/2013 by Etan Vlessing

The Canadian distributor will handle international sales of the film by Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal.

TORONTO -- Entertainment One has picked up the worldwide rights to the Canadian documentary Watermark by Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky, ahead of its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Entertainment One Films International will handle international sales of the film, excluding Canada, where Mongrel Media will release.

The documentary about how water shapes humanity is a follow-up to Manufactured Landscapes, also by photographer Burtynsky and filmmaker Baichwal.

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“We’re delighted to secure international sales rights for Watermark and add it to our strong offering in advance of [the Toronto Film Festival],” said Charlotte Mickie, executive vp of Entertainment One Films International.

Watermark is being produced by Sixth Wave Productions' Nicholas de Pencier and Daniel Iron.

The distribution deal was negotiated by Mickie for Entertainment One, and Iron and de Pencier for Sixth Wave.

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