Ascot picks up ‘This is England’

Distrib takes German rights for award winning film

LONDON — Swiss distrib Ascot Elite has acquired all German-speaking rights to “This Is England,” the autobiographical movie by Shane Meadows which won the best film prize at last year’s British Independent Film Awards.

The deal was negotiated by Joy Wong, chief exec of sales company the Works, and Stephen Geiger, COO of Ascot Elite, who describes the movie as “one of my personal favorite films of all time.”

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