Greenwich Entertainment has acquired the United States distribution rights for writer and director Ted Braun’s documentary ¡Viva Maestro! by Participant Media.
A theatrical release is slated for later this year. Cinephil also re-increases overseas sales pictured at the EFM.
¡Viva Maestro! explores the art, beliefs and determination of conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The docu is an exploration of Dudamel’s imagination and genius as he responds to the unexpected and daunting obstacles of social unrest in his homeland of Venezuela with powerful music and an innovative and triumphant concert that celebrates the power of the art of renewing and uniting. Braun followed Dudamel on a tour with the world’s greatest orchestras in Los Angeles, Berlin, Mexico City, Hamburg, Berlin and Santiago, Chile. ¡Viva Maestro! presents the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Mahler, Shostakovich and Mexico’s greatest living composer, Arturo Marquez.
The film was produced by Steve Tisch, Dean Schramm, Howard Bragman, Nicolas Paine and Braun, with Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann of Participant as executive producers. The EPs are Diane Weyermann and Jeff Skoll.
The participant took over the sale to Greenwich Entertainment. The agreements between Greenwich Entertainment and Cinephil were negotiated on behalf of the participant by General Counsel Jeannine Tang; Rob Williams, vice president of sales and distribution; and Peter Zelentsovsky, senior business and legal counsel, with Andy Bohn negotiating for Greenwich.