ITN Distribution, Inc. Unveils Documentary Selection at MIPCOM

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ITN Distribution announces their documentary line-up for Cannes TV Market MIPCOM.

Today, leading independent film distribution company ITN Distribution Inc. (ITN) announced its slate of documentary titles for MIPCOM market taking place in Cannes, France from October 8-11, 2012. As always, the line-up consists of quality, high-concept documentaries, several of which garnered awards and press worldwide.

ITN will be conducting sales for territories worldwide. For over a decade, ITN has been attending MIPCOM as well as other premiere international markets such as Cannes, AFM, MIPTV and NATPE . In addition, ITN attends EFM-Berlin, Hong Kong FILMART, Toronto, and NATPE Budapest.

“We look forward to MIPCOM and expect to create plenty of sales on behalf of our documentary filmmakers,” said President and CEO, Stuart Alson. “The global demand for our film library is both encouraging and exciting.” Alson continued, “At ITN we are committed to aggressive selling, deal making, discovering the latest trends and networking to ensure optimal exposure and cement relationships with leading buyers, distributors and media worldwide.

ITN DOCUMENTARY HIGHLIGHTS FOR MIPCOM

MOTOWN MAFIA: THE STORY OF EDDIE JACKSON AND COURTNEY BROWN, 75MIN COMPLETE
Eddie 'The Fat Man' Jackson and Courtney 'The Field Marshal' Brown were labeled 'Kingpins' in an era where their names reigned supreme in Detroit. Accumulating more than a million dollars a month in heroin sales, these childhood friends lived lavish, privileged lifestyles, that today's nickel and dime street hustlers could only dream of. Surrounded by some of the greatest entertainers of that time including, The Temptations, Red Foxx, Richard Pryor, The OJays and writer Donald Goines to name but a handful, their customer base was a virtual who's who. After countless Federal and local investigations, paid informants, accusations of police corruption and Grand Jury appearances, The Fat Man and The Field Marshal were finally sentenced to double-digit prison terms.

THE FRANK MATTHEWS STORY: THE RISE AND DISAPPEARANCE OF AMERICA’S BIGGEST KINGPIN, 93MIN COMPLETE
Richer than Frank Lucas. More powerful than the Mafia. Frank Matthews was the biggest drug dealer in America. In 1973 he disappeared with $15 million. He has never been seen again. This is the true story of the biggest black drug lord in American history.

NORTHERN LIGHTS, 90MIN, COMPLETE
This documentary celebrates the spirit and success of Canadian cinematography and features interviews with dozens of the medium's greatest cinematographers and directors: Atom Egoyan, Sarah Polley, Derek Vanlint, Norman Jewison, Bruce McDonald, Paul Sarossy and Mark Irwin.

THE GREEN RUSH, 54MIN COMPLETE
This sympathetic documentary looks at the issues confronting one group of Northern California pot growers and articulates the frustrations they face in a unique business that many regard as the most practical way to feed their families.

MEDICINAL 101, 90MIN COMPLETE.
This documentary takes a look at the people who have been affected by the DEA's war on Medical Marijuana.

MEDICINAL, 90MIN COMPLETE
The DEA has been at war with the marijuana clinics ever since 1996. If it is legal, why are they raiding the medicinal clinics?

FRANK AND CHIP: THE OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE, 61MIN COMPLETE
In 1936, Frank and Chip Haubold were the first married couple to compete in the Olympics together. The story begins in the roaring 20's and continues through the Great Depression, Nazi Germany, and World War II.

WHAT IF? THE HELENE MAYER STORY, 90MIN COMPLETE
Helene Mayer was a half-Jewish Olympic champion from Germany. Her decision to take part in the 1936 Olympic games in Berlin made games in Berlin possible.

JESSIE’S DAD, 90MIN COMPLETE
Jessie's Dad tells the story of Mark Lunsford's transformation from an uneducated truck driver to a savvy activist after losing his 9-year-old daughter Jessica Lunsford to a convicted pedophile.

SPORTS AND MEDICINE, 35MIN COMPLETE
“Sports and Peace" addresses the role of sports in the daily lives of the multi-ethnic young generation of Israel and the West Bank as a possible channel for a peaceful future in the Middle East.

RIPPED FROM LIFE, 80MIN COMPLETE
This investigative documentary explores and examines orbs, ghosts, the Civil War and Beyond.

ANIMATION: A PALETTE OF POSSIBILTIES, 16MIN COMPLETE
This short family-friendly documentary is a whirlwind tour of some of the animators who brought to life beloved classics such as "Sleeping Beauty", "Mary Poppins", "Pete's Dragon", "Mulan", and "The Princess and the Frog". Features Academy Award nominee Joe Hale, renowned artist Ron Dias.

PETS OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS, 30MIN COMPLETE
This documentary follows the lives of privileged and pampered pets and their rich and famous owners in Beverly Hills. Features Carol Connors (Oscar nominee), Devin DeVasquez, and Donna Spangler.

To schedule an appointment during MIPCOM, please email Vice-President Nicole Holland at meetings(at)itndistribution(dot)com. The official ITN catalog and film trailers can be viewed at http://www.itndistribution.com or contact Stuart Alson at stuart(at)itndistribution(dot)com. For complete information on MIPCOM 2012, please visit http://www.mipworld.com.

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About ITN Distribution Inc. - Founded by entertainment impresario Stuart Alson in 2001, ITN Distribution has become a leading independent film distribution company, known to buyers worldwide. Over the past 12 years, it has established itself as a major player in the world of distribution and specializes in negotiating the best deal possible for their clients. ITN's objective is to become a top source for attracting, acquiring, understanding and selling product. Their international presence at Cannes, MIPCOM, MIPTV, Hong Kong FILMART, EFM-Berlin, NATPE Miami, NATPE Budapest, Toronto and AFM has shaped a realistic approach to selling, programming and closing deals with buyers worldwide.

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