Canuck distrib E1 nabs U.S. indie pics

Canadian rights secured for 'Runaways,' 'Tree of Life'

MONTREAL — Canuck distrib E1 Entertainment has snared Canadian rights to U.S. indie pics, rock biopic “The Runaways” and drama “The Tree of Life.”

E1 concluded the deal with River Road Entertainment. Apparition is distributing both pics in the U.S.

The Runaways” stars Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning and is written and directed by Floria Sigismondi. Pic chronicles the rise of the femme teen rock band in the ’70s. It will have its world preem at Sundance on Sunday and will be released across North America March 19.

The Tree of Life” stars Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, and was written and directed by Terrence Malick. It is the story of a family that is coming to grips with a devastating loss, and is produced by River Road founder Bill Pohlad, Sarah Green, Brad Pitt, Dede Gardner and Grant Hill.

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