Strand takes 'Jack Cardiff' for N. America

Doc played during this year's Cannes Classics

LONDON -- L.A.-based Strand Releasing has snapped up all North American rights to documentary "Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff," in a deal struck by U.K. sales and finance label High Point Films.

The doc unspooled during this year's Cannes Classics and is described by director Craig McCall as "a conversation" with the Oscar-winning cinematographer who died last year.

Strand Releasing co-president Jon Gerrans secured rights to the doc after seeing it during last month's Festival de Cannes in a deal negotiated with High Point sales director Elisar Cabrera.

"Of the several U.S. companies clambering for North American rights, we believe that Strand Releasing demonstrates a key understanding in the film that sets them apart from the crowd, and we have every confidence they will do an excellent job," said High Point managing director Carey Fitzgerald.
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