Magnolia, Red Envelope nab Iraq docu


Magnolia Pictures and Red Envelope Entertainment have acquired North American rights to Charles Ferguson's Iraq documentary "No End in Sight," which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival.

Oscar-nominated Alex Gibney ("Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room") executive produced the film that has been touted as one of the more unique examinations of the U.S. occupation of the Middle East because of its focus on the circumstances surrounding the decision to attack.

" 'No End in Sight' is remarkable, a stirring, perfectly assembled catalog of the almost unimaginable short-sightedness that passed for strategy in Iraq," Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles said. "This film is a must-see for anyone who cares about how American government has conducted itself and where we're going as a country."

Bowles negotiated the deal along with Red Envelope Entertainment head Bahman Naraghi, Magnolia head of business affairs Jason Janego and Cinematic Media's John Sloss.