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‘Merchants of Doubt’ Documentary Gets Distribution from Sony Classics

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired worldwide rights from Participant Media and Omidyar Network for Robert Kenner’s pundit documentary “Merchants of Doubt.”

Producers are Kenner and Melissa Robledo. Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant Media, and Pierre Omidyar of Omidyar Network exec produced.

The film will be released by the end of the year.

The pic is inspired by the book of the same name by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. It explores a secretive group of pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading confusion about toxic chemicals, pharmaceuticals and climate change.

Weyermann said, “Robby’s terrific film ‘Food, Inc.’ is one of Participant’s most successful, impactful documentaries, and we anticipate audiences will also embrace ‘Merchants of Doubt.'”

Jeff Ivers negotiated the deal for the film on behalf of Participant Media with Sony Pictures Classics.

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