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Participant acquires ‘Occupy Wall St.’ doc

Audrey Ewell and Aaron Aites' pic premiered at Sundance

Participant Media has acquired North American rights to Audrey Ewell & Aaron Aites’ documentary “99%–The Occupy Wall St. Collaborative Film” following its Sundance premiere.

Pic was directed by Ewell and Aites, along with Lucian Read and Nina Krstic. Participant said that following its theatrical run, the film’s TV premiere has been set for Participant’s new TV channel targeting millennials, scheduled to launch in August.

As it does with all its films, Participant will mount a social action and advocacy campaign designed to continue the conversation from the film into the community.

The film focuses on the 2011 emergence of the Occupy movement, which converged on lower Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to build a new society and finds itself at a crossroad.

The film was co-directed by Katie Teague, Peter Leeman, Aric Gutnick, Abby Martin, Doree Simon. “Occupy” was produced by Ewell, Aites and Williams Cole; exec producers are Brian Devine, Brooke Devine and Tyler Brodie.

The deal was negotiated by Ben Weiss of Paradigm and Jeff Ivers of Participant

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