First Look Studios locks worldwide plans
Dito Montiel’s “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” has wrapped up distribution pacts in several major territories.First Look Studios has sold the pic to Revolver in the U.K., Mikado in Italy, JumpStreet in Australia, Alta in Spain, Quality Films in Latin America, Atlantic in Scandinavia, Hollywood in Greece, ECS in the Mideast and Paradiso in Benelux. Deals are the first for new First Look Intl. prexy Stuart Ford. “Saints” recently won the Critics’ Week prize at the Venice Film Festival. Pic premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January, where it took the Director’s Award for Montiel and a special jury prize for acting for its cast, which includes Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Rosario Dawson, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest and Channing Tatum. First Look will release “Saints” in the U.S. Sept. 29.
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