Pic gets broadcast preem on BET
Indomina has snapped up North American rights for dramatic thriller “LUV,” which preemed in competition at Sundance earlier this year.Pic, which is helmed by Sheldon Candis and written by Candis and Justin Wilson, follows the story of a timid, 11-year old orphan who dreams of a better life and reveres his street-hustling uncle as a father figure he never had. As his uncle’s old life of crime returns to haunt him, the coming-of-age tale sees the boy soon start to doubt his hero and ultimately have to decide which road to take in his life. Pic toplines Common, Michael Rainey Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Danny Glover, Charles S. Dutton, Meagan Good, Lonette McKee and Michael Kenneth Williams. Indomina has tentatively set a fall theatrical release, followed by a broadcast preem on BET, which has acquired television rights exclusive in the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and certain ancillary rights on other platforms. Jason Michael Berman, W. Michael Jenson, Gordon Bijelonic, Datari Turner, Joel Newton, James R. Rosenthal, Common and Derek Dudley produce. Thomas B. Fore, Michael Finley, Dwayne Robinson, Sandra R. Berman, Mark G. Mathis, Steven Saxton and Mary Vernieu exec produce. Deals were negotiated by Cinetic Media and ICM on behalf of the filmmakers. International rights are being represented by Eric Christenson of Hollywood Studios International, with the film screening this week at the European Film Market.