Tricon takes int'l TV rights to Rush rock-doc

Tribeca award-winning doc from Scot McFadyen, Sam Dunn

TORONTO -- Canadian distributor Tricon Films & Television has picked up the international TV rights to the Canuck rockumentary "Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage" from Banger Films.

The Tribeca audience award-winning documentary from directors Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn chronicles the Canadian cult band Rush over the past 40 years.

The rockumentary has already received a Canadian theatrical release through Alliance Films and a U.K. market debut via Arts Alliance Media.

Toronto-based Tricon is also set to distribute "Metal Evolution: The Series." The eight one-hour episode series, executive produced by McFadyen and Dunn, is slated for a spring 2011 bow on VH1 Classics.