Showtime has scooped up rights to air Sundance documentary Dreamcatcher.
The move comes during a particularly busy week in the pay cable network’s film forays, signing a five-year output deal with Robert Simonds‘ new TV and film studio, STX Entertainment, on Feb. 20, and just a few days ahead of Dreamcatcher‘s official debut at the film festival this coming Sunday.
From director Kim Longinotto (Salma, Rough Aunties, Divorce Iranian Style), Dreamcatcher tells the story of Brenda Myers-Powell. A former prostitute, the Chicago native now works to help women and teenage girls leave the sex industry through her Dreamcatcher Foundation. The film draws on Myers-Powell’s own history while shining a light on human trafficking and the cycle of sexual exploitation among at-risk youth.
No date has been set for Showtime’s premiere of Dreamcatcher, but its world premiere will be held on Jan. 25 as part of Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary section.
Dreamcatcher is a Rise Films, Vixen Films and Green Acres production, in association with Impact Partners and Artemis Rising Foundation. Film Sales Company’s Andrew Herwitz brokered the deal.