Thompson Bukher partner David Morrison has successfully negotiated the acquisition of North American rights to the acclaimed Sundance documentary “Whose Streets?” by Magnolia Pictures. Filmmakers Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis tell the story of the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri protests following the shooting death of Michael Brown.
“‘Whose Streets?’ is an incredibly artful and powerful film that evokes the works of great documentary filmmakers like Wiseman and Pennebaker,” said Magnolia President Eamonn Bowles. “It’s a critically important statement for these times, but also an indelible work of art.”
Magnolia Pictures is planning a theatrical release in the summer for the documentary. The deal was negotiated by Magnolia co-EVP Dori Begley and SVP of acquisitions John Von Thaden with Josh Braun, Ben Braun, Matt Burke and David Koh of Submarine and David Morrison of Thompson Bukher LLP on behalf of the filmmakers.
Mr. Morrison joined Thompson Bukher as a partner earlier this year. Mr. Morrison (pictured right) was joined by partner Ben Thompson at the film’s Sundance premiere.
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