KWA buys ‘Comandante’ int’l rights

Major territories already closed include Italy, the U.K.,Scandinavia

MADRID — Madrid-based indie sales house Kevin Williams Associates has picked up international sales rights to Oliver Stone’s Fidel Castro profile, the feature-length theatrical docu “Comandante.”

KWA will sell territories not licensed by the pic’s co-producer and first sales house, Barcelona’s MediaPro.

Major territories already closed include Italy (Mikado Film), the U.K. (Optimum Releasing) and Scandinavia (NonStop Entertainment). Rights remain open in the U.S., France, Germany, Japan and Latin America.

KWA prexy Kevin Williams said a U.S. theatrical deal is in the works.

“KWA is delighted to be working with some of Spain’s most important producers, such as MediaPro,” Williams said.

“Comandante” is Stone’s original, rambunctious Castro portrait, which HBO yanked after the dictator imprisoned dissidents.

Stone returned to Cuba to confront Castro, making the Wild Bunch-sold “Looking for Fidel.”

But he still champions “Comandante,” claiming the pic has been “censored” in the U.S.

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