Palm snaps up Eggleston doc

First Independent nabs rights to 'Doll' pic

A pair of indie distribbers — Palm Pictures/Arthouse Films and First Independent Pictures — unveiled deals Sunday for biographical docus, one of a seminal shutterbug, the other following a grandfather of glam.

Chris Blackwell’s Palm Pictures and sister label Arthouse Films has picked up North American and Caribbean rights to Michael Almereyda’s feature docu “William Eggleston: In the Real World.”

Meantime, First Independent snapped up domestic distrib rights to another docu, the Sundance entry “New York Doll.”

“Real World” follows photographer Eggleston, his body of work and his own particular artistic process.

“Doll” centers on the transformation of bass player Arthur “Killer” Kane from New York Dolls member to alcoholic depressive and ultimately Mormon church librarian.

Palm plans a fall roll out for “Real World,” which was produced by High Line Prods. and sold off by Submarine Entertainment and RingTheJing Entertainment.

Helmed by Greg Whiteley, “Doll” features appearances by rockers David Johansen, Mick Jones, Chrissy Hynde, Bob Geldof and Morrissey.

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