Kicking off what promises to be a busy Toronto International Film Festival, Bleecker Street today announced an exclusive output deal with Canadian distributor, levelFILM. The partnership will see levelFILM handle the Canadian distribution to Bleecker Street’s films where they control the North American or worldwide rights. The first title set to be released under the new joint venture will be Catherine Hardwicke’s action comedy Mafia Mamma starring Toni Collette and Monica Belucci. The film is set for a nationwide release in 2023.
Bleecker Street’s Kent Sanderson negotiated the output agreement with Avy Eschenasy, while John Bain and Dave Hudakoc negotiated on behalf of levelFILM. Bleecker Street and levelFILM previously collaborated on several titles including Emma Holly Jones’ Mr. Malcolm’s List with Freida Pinto, Sundown starring Tim Roth and Charlotte Gainsbourg, Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison, Venice Film Festival romance The World to Come with Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby, Kitty Green’s The Assistant and Alex Huston Fischer and Eleanor Wilson’s Save Yourselves!.