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Hellers sign distrib deals

Zia inks 'Whisky,' 'About Us,' pacts with Steeplechase

Bobbi Valentine Heller and Douglas M. Heller, partners in Zia Film Distribution LLC, have signed multiple long-term distribution agreements.

Recent acquisitions included worldwide theatrical, broadcast and video rights to David Straus’ indie “Whisky, Riddles, and Dandelion Wine” (a pic the helmer turned in as his UCLA senior thesis) and domestic broadcast and video rights to the Oprah Winfrey-hosted television special “About Us: The Dignity of Children. ”

Zia has also formed a strategic alliance for retail, video distribution and proprietary licensing with Steeplechase Entertainment Inc., whose principals are former Orion Home Video president Herb Dorfman and industry vet Joe Pershes.

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