Screen Media nabs rights to 'White Lion'

Features more than 30 lions trained by Kevin Richardson

Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Michael Swan's "White Lion," which feature more than 30 lions trained by "lion whisperer" Kevin Richardson, who also served as producer.

The film won three South African Film and Television Awards, including best cinematography, best music composition and best sound design.

To promote the release of the family adventure film, Screen Media will partner with local zoos across the country.

The deal for "Lion," which was shot in South Africa, was brokered by Robert Baruc and David Fannon at Screen Media and Scott Bedno and David Jackson at Showcase Entertainment.