Good Machine scores ‘Series 7’ rights

Dark satire takes aim at reality TV

TORONTO — Good Machine Intl. has picked up all international rights to Daniel Minahan’s “Series 7: The Contenders” from Blow Up Pictures, with FilmFour Distribution snapping up the film’s U.K. rights from GMI. USA Films will release pic in North America.

Produced by Blow Up’s Jason Kliot and Joana Vicente (“Chuck and Buck”), Killer Films’ Christine Vachon (“Boys Don’t Cry”) and Katie Roumel (“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”), “Series 7” is a dark comic satire in which the highest-rated television show in America is one where contestants battle to the death.

FilmFour sister television network Channel 4 carried the top-rated reality program “Big Brother” in the U.K.

Minahan, who co-wrote “I Shot Andy Warhol” with Mary Harron, developed “Series 7” at Sundance’s writing and directing labs.


GMI collaborated with Killer on “Happiness” and the upcoming untitled Todd Solondz picture, and with Open City on “Three Seasons.”

GMI president David Linde and VP of acquisitions and production Amy Kaufman negotiated the deal. Blow Up was repped by attorney Sue Bodine of Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz & Weinstein.

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