Moving Pictures Acquires the Rights to First Dog

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Fri, 10/08/2010 - 20:00 -- Nick Dager

Moving Pictures Film & TV has acquired of all international rights to the family-friendly film First Dog. The film starring Eric Roberts (The Expendables) and Tiny Lister (The Fifth Element) and featuring Little Bear once owned by Nancy Reagan as Teddy the dog. First Dog follows a boy in a foster home as he takes it upon himself to return the lost dog to The White House.
MPF&TV also announced its successful sale of rights to Moving Pictures Live Season 2 at MIPCOM. The deal handled by Bender Media Services in corroboration with TBSLA covers Turner Latin America’s entire footprint including all of Latin America and the Caribbean for basic pay television and starts April 1 2011.
Moving Pictures Live is MPF&TV’s interview show featuring interviews with filmmakers and celebrities discussing their movie projects past present and future. Focused on the craft of filmmaking and not on celebrity gossip Moving Pictures Live has featured filmmakers and actors including Adam Rifkin Sean Penn Donald Sutherland Maggie Gyllenhaal Jeff Goldblum Lara Flynn Boyle Samuel L. Jackson and many more.
 “Moving Pictures Live is one of our most exciting television series and we are thrilled to demonstrate that it translates for a Latin American audience ” says Ted Chalmers Moving Pictures president of worldwide sales.  “Along with the acquisition of First Dog we look forward to continued success at MIPCOM.”
 Among the films on MPF&TV‘s sales slate at MIPCOM are the live-action family films Adventure Scouts and No Limit Kids: Much Ado About Middle School as well as the new animated family adventure The Lucky Dragon. Also on the slate is the romantic comedy Spooner recently sold to Digi Dreams of Germany and starring Matthew Lillard and Nora Zehetner. Spooner is directed and was co-written by up-and-comer Drake Doremus director of the acclaimed film Douchebag.