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RAI catches ‘Tiger’ by the tail

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ROME — Italian pubcaster RAI’s RAI Cinema film unit has acquired domestic theatrical and TV rights to Roberto Benigni’s “La tigre e la neve” (The Tiger and the Snow), from his Melampo production shingle.

The agreement was negotiated and inked by Benigni’s wife — and “Tiger” co-star — Nicoletta Braschi and RAI Cinema CEO Giancarlo Leone. Financial details were not disclosed.

Plan is for a late 2005 Italo release. International rights have not been sold.

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