Visit sells La Soga for North America at AFM

Screen Media takes North American ancillary rights to La Soga

16 November, 2010 | By Jeremy Kay

7-57 Releasing has licensed North American ancillary rights to Screen Media Films for Josh Crook’s Dominican hit La Soga.

Visit Films partner Ryan Kampe brokered the deal, which includes a six-figure advance. Visit represents international rights and will present the crime drama to buyers at next month’s Ventana Sur market in Buenos Aires.

La Soga premiered at Toronto in 2009 and stars Manny Perez as a police officer who fights local corruption. Denise Quinones and Juan Fernandez also star.

7-57 Releasing and Michael Bassick’s Markedia Worldwide released La Soga theatrically in August in New York City day-and-date with the nationwide Dominican Republic release through partner Antena Latina Films.

The film has grossed $1m worldwide and will continue to roll out in select US cities through early 2011.

‘Since we had a strong theatrical run in the US and the Dominican Republic, we wanted an ancillary partner with proven results and transparent accounting,’ 7-57 Releasing managing partner Patrick Morris said. ‘Robert Baruc and the team at Screen Media provide just that.’

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