BFS takes ‘Kings’ in N. America

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LONDON — “Kings,” the first ever Irish entry for the foreign language Oscar, has been picked up by BFS Entertainment for theatrical distribution in North America.

This will be the first time BFS, a long-established DVD distrib, has ventured into the theatrical arena. It acquired the movie at the American Film Market from London-based sales agent High Point Films.

“Kings” is directed by Tom Collins and stars Colm Meaney. It’s the story of a group of Gaelic-speaking laborers who left Ireland to work on the building sites of London in 1970s.

The cinema release will be handled for BFS by New York-based distrib Panorama Entertainment.

BFS chief exec Denis Donnelly said, “We are very excited about ‘Kings’ and see it as the ideal candidate for our expansion into theatrical distribution where our niche distribution expertise will provide the focused attention that is so often required.”

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