Indie banner follows 'Protocols'
NEW YORK — Indie banner ThinkFilm has picked up “Protocols of Zion,” Marc Levin’s feature docu exploring a trend of resurgent anti-Semitism in the wake of 9/11.
Pic screened this year at both the Sundance and Berlin film fests.
Think is planning a fall rollout.
Levin drew inspiration for the film from an encounter he had with a New York cabbie who told him he believed that Jews working in the Twin Towers were warned not to go in the day of the attacks. The cabbie then referred Levin to “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion,” a discredited 100-year-old tome that claims Jews have a master plan for world domination. Helmer subsequently set out to research the seemingly re-emerging popularity of the book, as well as its history.
Levin’s film is “like an alarm that rings loud and clear,” said Think prexy-CEO Jeff Sackman. “We are committed to doing whatever we can, both professionally and personally, to make sure that it is heard by as many people of as many faiths as possible.”
Sackman brokered the pact for Think with execs Mark Urman and Randy Manis. Cinetic Media’s John Sloss and Micah Green repped the pic.
Levin and Steve Kalafer produced the film, along with co-producer Jennifer Tuft, in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films.