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AGC International Closes Deals in Italy, France, Australia on Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ (EXCLUSIVE)

AGC International has closed a series of significant international distribution deals for “Fahrenheit 11/9” following the Michael Moore documentary’s Toronto International Film Festival debut. The film, a blistering broadside against President Donald Trump, received warm reviews, with some critics calling it Moore’s strongest work in years.

As Toronto drew to a close, the AGC team closed deals with TF1 in France, Lucky Red in Italy, FeelGood Entertainment in Greece, Kinoswiat in Poland, Siber in ex-Yugoslavia, Kurmaca Film in Turkey, Madman in Australia and New Zealand, PVR in India, and with TSI for airlines. This follows on the pacts the company closed at the beginning of the Toronto market with MGM in Latin America and the U.K. where Vertigo will release the film, Weltkino in Germany, Dea Planeta in Spain, Svensk in Scandinavia, Splendid in Benelux, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Gaga in Japan, Noori Pictures in South Korea, Bravos Pictures in China and Hong Kong, United King in Israel, and Salim Ramia in the Middle East.

AGC International is the international sales and distribution division of Stuart Ford’s AGC Studios. The content company is less than a year old and has already signed up a number of important projects. It is busy making deals for Laika animation’s ‘Missing Link’ and the Roland Emmerich World War II epic “Midway.” Ford is an industry veteran, having previously run IM Global and been an executive at Miramax Films.

The “Fahrenheit 11/9” deals were overseen by AGC Studios President of Worldwide Distribution Michael Rothstein. “It was great to have such an exciting film for AGC’s first Toronto market, and to see the buzz the film created among buyers, as well as the critics and the audiences in Toronto,” Rothstein said in a statement.

“Fahrenheit 11/9” doesn’t just tackle Trumpism — it casts a wide net, looking at everything from the Parkland shootings to the Flint water crisis. It was the opening night film at Toronto.

Moore’s film will be released domestically by Briarcliff Entertainment, a new studio from former Open Road chief Tom Ortenberg. The film opens wide in North America on Friday.

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