Vancouver’s Pacific Northwest Pictures (PNP) has forged a new partnership with Magnolia Pictures International, acquiring two feature titles from the New York-based distribution outfit. PNP picked up Canadian rights to English-language doc The Gospel According to André (pictured) ahead of its world premiere in the TIFF ’17 Docs program. Starring, André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, Whoopi Goldberg and Tom Ford, the Kate Novack-directed project chronicles the career and life of Leon Talley, former Vogue magazine editor-at-large and one of the fashion industry’s most influential icons. The film is produced by Kate Novack, Andrew Rossi and Josh Braun. Executive producers are Lindsey Acree, Daniel Pine and Ken Novack. PNP also acquired Japanese-language feature Blade of the Immortal, which premiered earlier this year at Cannes Film Festival. Directed by Takashi Miike, the Tetsuya Oishi-penned project tells the story of an immortal warrior, who is enlisted by a young girl to avenge her parent’s murder. Both deals, which are the first between PNP and Magnolia, were negotiated by PNP’s Emily Alden and Magnolia’s head of worldwide sales Scott Veltri.
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