Goldwyn Films Picks Up Freida Lee Mock's Doc 'Anita'


The film, about Anita Hill who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment, will be released this fall.

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Freida Lee Mock’s Anita, a documentary about Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment at his Senate confirmation hearing in 1991.

The film, which recently screened as part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, will be released this fall.

The film is directed, written and produced by by Mock, an Oscar-winner for her documentary Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision. Executive producers are Geralyn Dreyfous, Regina Kulik Scully and Freada Klein.  Co-executive producer is Dan Cogan and associate executive producer is Barbara Lee.

“We are excited to be working with the talented Freida Mock in bringing Anita’s powerful, life-changing story to not only the people who lived through the circus of the hearings but also to a new generation. Anita’s impact on the course of history over the last 20 plus years shouldn’t be forgotten and this film celebrates her legacy,” Peter Goldwyn, senior vp of Samuel Goldwyn Films

The deal was negotiated by Ian Puente, vp and general counsel of Samuel Goldwyn Films and by CAA and Marc Simon at Cowan DeBaets Abrahams & Sheppard on behalf of the filmmaker.