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Samuel Goldwyn nabs ‘Vreeland’ doc

Toronto film about veteran fashion editor

Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired all North American rights to documentary ”Diana Vreeeland: The Eye Has to Travel” for release next year.

Pic was directed by Lisa Immordino Vreeland, wife of Vreeland’s grandson. This is her first film.

Vreeland was the fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar where she worked for 25 years before becoming editor in chief of Vogue followed by a stint at the Met’s Costume Institute where she helped popularize its historical collections.

Goldwyn announced the sale Friday during the second day of the Toronto Film Festival.

Immordino Vreeland’s co-directors on the film are Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt and Frederic Tcheng. Gloss Studio, Jonathan Gray and Mark Lee executive produced.

Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. said, ”Our team fell in love with this film and we had to have it. Lisa has done a remarkable job capturing Mrs. Vreeland’s unique voice and magical life allowing Vreeland herself to guide us through her own fashionating adventures.”

Peter Goldwyn, Goldwyn’s Head of Acquisitions and Ian Puente, Goldwyn’s VP Business Development and General Counsel negotiated on behalf of Goldwyn with Josh Braun and David Koh of Submarine on behalf of the filmmaker.

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