City Lights picks up 'Manda Bala'


Danny Fisher, CEO of New York-based City Lights Pictures, a division of City Lights Media Group, said Friday that the company has acquired North American distribution rights to 2007 Sundance Film Festival Documentary Grand Jury Prize winner "Manda Bala" (Send a Bullet). Simultaneously, Celsius picked up foreign distribution rights, and the Sundance Channel took domestic broadcast rights, he added. "Manda Bala" -- from first-time director Jason Kohn, who produced with Jared Ian Goldman and Joey Frank -- will be released theatrically by City Lights Pictures in the summer. City Lights Home Entertainment will handle home video through its DVD and digital distribution deal with WEA Corp., Warner Music Group's U.S. sales and retail marketing company. Cinetic Media repped the filmmakers in the deal.