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LONDON – U.K. indie sales and distribution banner Dogwoof will handle international sales and U.K. distribution of Mike Myers‘ directorial debut, Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon, in a deal with A&E IndieFilms.
The film tracks the life and career of Shep Gordon, one of the most influential figures in the entertainment industry.
Gordon managed acts such as Alice Cooper, Blondie and Anne Murray, and is credited with creating the cult of the “celebrity chef.”
He met Myers in the 1990s and the pair have been close friends ever since.
Dogwoof plans to roll out the film in U.K. theaters and will give the documentary its European debut at the upcoming European Film Market in Berlin.
Radius-TWC will release the movie theatrically in the U.S. in the early summer of this year, and the film will also screen at SXSW.
“Supermensch is an irresistible story of a true legend, an entrepreneur and business man who created the rules for entertainment management, but most importantly this is a film with so much soul. We are so proud to be working with Shep, Mike and the A&E team and cannot wait to take it to market,” said Dogwoof’s Anna Godas.
“We’re delighted to be working with the Dogwoof team. They’ve got a great track record for creative marketing of terrific films, and we have been impressed by the passion they have shown for Supermensch,” added A&E Indiefilms’ Molly Thompson.
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