M8 picks 'Guitar' rights


TORONTO -- Canadian film producer M8 Entertainment on Monday said it has bought the international rights to the SXSW audience award winner "Air Guitar Nation" from U.S. director Alexandra Lipsitz ("Last Comic Standing").

Montreal-based M8 Entertainment said it will introduce the documentary about the birth of the U.S. Air Guitar Championships and one person's journey to possibly win the competition at AFM this week.

Produced by Lipsitz, Dan Cutforth and Anna Barber, "Air Guitar Nation" is set for a U.S. theatrical release this spring by Docurama Films.

The deal for "Air Guitar Nation" with M8 Entertainment was brokered by Cinetic Media.

The documentary earlier screened at Tribeca, Edinburgh and Michael Moore's Traverse City Film Festival.