Berlin: Greenwich Entertainment Nabs '¡Viva Maestro!' from Participant

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Cinephil is handling international sales for Ted Braun's documentary about the music director of the L.A. Philharmonic during the European Film Market.

Greenwich Entertainment has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to writer and director Ted Braun’s new documentary ¡Viva Maestro!

A theatrical release is planned for later this year after the deal with Participant was unveiled at the virtual Berlin market. ¡Viva Maestro! offers a portrait of the Los Angeles Philharmonic music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel.

The Venezuelan-born conductor earned the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award and is set to conduct the score for the revival of Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. The film follows Dudamel leading major orchestras beyond the Los Angeles Philharmonic, including in Berlin, Mexico City, Hamburg and Santiago, Chile.

Steve Tisch, Dean Schramm, Howard Bragman, Nicolas Paine and Braun share the producer credits, while Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann are executive producers. Participant also tapped Cinephil to represent international sales for the film.

“I couldn’t be happier to add Greenwich and Cinephil to round out our wonderfully strong and dynamic partnership with Participant,” Braun said in a statement.