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Weinstein Company nabs ‘Sapphires’

Deal with Goalpost Film covers most worldwide rights

The Weinstein Company has snapped up rights to “The Sapphires” for most markets.

TWC made the announcement Tuesday on the eve of the Cannes Film Festival, where Wayne Blair’s film will screen Saturday as an official selection.

Deal with Goalpost Film covers worldwide rights, with the exception of the U.K. & Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, France, Canada, Israel and Portugal, as well as airlines.

“The Sapphires” stars Chris O’Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens and Miranda Tapsell. The screenplay was written by Aboriginal playwright Tony Briggs and Keith Thompson.

Inspired by a true story, film follows four Australian Aboriginal girls as their all-girl group The Sapphires entertains the U.S. troops in Vietnam in 1968.

Producers are Rosemary Blight and Kylie du Fresne and the pic is a Goalpost Pictures Australia production.

On behalf of TWC, the deal was negotiated by David Glasser, Negeen Yazdi and Michal Steinberg.

Tristan Whalley and Blight negotiated on behalf of Goalpost, and Christos Michaels and Nicki Parfitt on behalf of Lee and Thompson.

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