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‘Soldier’ drafted for duty

Showtime, Black Starz! enlist drama

NEW YORK — Showtime Network and Black Starz! have bought shared rights to the independent movie “Unknown Soldier.”

Written and directed by Ferenc Toth, the movie concerns an 18-year-old high school grad trying to cope with the death of his father. Filmed on the streets of Harlem, “Unknown Soldier” follows the young man through homeless shelters and the apartments of dubious friends.

Christopher Pizzo of Carmichael Films negotiated the deal with Valerie Watts Meraz for Showtime and Nancy Silverstone for Black Starz!.

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