Oscilloscope nabs 'Frontrunners'

Documenatry premiered at South by Southwest

NEW YORK -- Beastie Boy Adam Yauch's new Oscilloscope Pictures has picked up worldwide rights to the comic high school election docu "Frontrunners."

Caroline Suh's real-life take on the Reese Witherspoon/Matthew Broderick satire "Election" follows four students in a campaign for student council president at Manhattan's competitive Stuyvesant High School. The film premiered in competition this year at the South by Southwest Film Festival.

Oscilloscope will release the film Oct. 15 at New York's Film Forum, followed by a platform release across the country before the November presidential elections. A DVD release is planned early next year.

Oscilloscope's David Fenkel negotiated the deal with Karen Shatzkin, Suh and Erika Frankel.