Somerset, Artistic nab documentaries

Topical indies headed to theaters, DVD

NEW YORK -- A pair of topical indie documentaries are heading to theaters this fall.

Somerset Films has acquired North American theatrical and DVD rights to the feature "Article VI: Faith, Politics, America," Bryan Hall and Jack Donaldson's examination of the titular topics. A September New York, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., opening will be followed by a planned expansion to around 200 markets through November.

Artistic License Films picked up theatrical rights to Pamela Tanner Boll's "Who Does She Think She Is?" a study of five women balancing motherhood and art careers. An October New York and Los Angeles release is planned, followed by a platform rollout.

Somerset's Dean C. Hale negotiated his deal with Hall and Donaldson for Wiley Rhodes Productions and Living Biography Media. Artistic License's Sande Zeig negotiated her deal with the film's director for Mystic Artists.