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Dance doc to Fortissimo

Company previously handled 'Spellbound,' 'Friedmans'

BERLIN — Paramount Classics has appointed Fortissimo Films to handle international sales on its Sundance pickup “Mad Hot Ballroom.”

Par Classics acquired the documentary, about a group of New York public school kids taking up competitive ballroom dancing, from Cinetic Media.

Fortissimo co-chair Michael J. Werner said, “I saw the film in Slamdance and knew it had the makings of a global hit.”

Fortissimo previously handled “Spellbound,” “Capturing the Friedmans” and “Super Size Me.”

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