Deals: Mongrel, eOne, Lionsgate, Nelvana

Mongrel Media takes the Canadian rights to Michael Moore's Where to Invade Next (pictured), plus more deals of the week.

Mongrel Media

Toronto-based distributor Mongrel Media has picked up all Canadian rights to Michael Moore’s latest doc, Where to Invade Next. The distributor will open the doc in Toronto and Vancouver on Jan. 8, with additional cities to be added throughout the winter. Producers attached to Where to Invade Next are Moore, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal. Mongrel picked up the film from a yet-to-be-named distribution label lead by Tom Quinn, Jason Janego and Tim League.

Entertainment One

Entertainment One has renewed its content deal with Amazon Video, which gives U.K.-based Amazon Prime users exclusive early access to newly released eOne movies. The deal includes eOne films such as Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life on the Road and the Bryan Cranston-starrer Trumbo. The deal means U.K. Prime users get access to these films in their first pay window.


Lionsgate announced Friday it had acquired the distribution rights for Natural Born Pranksters, a movie starring YouTube personalities VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady. The film was financed and produced by digital entertainment company Collective Digital Studios, with Lionsgate planning a day-and-date release for the film in early 2016. The film will be distributed theatrically, as well as via VOD and EST.


Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has secured new television deals that will see the animated preschool series Trucktown reach Latin American and Quebec viewers for the first time, while hit series Mike the Knight will get bigger audiences in those regions. Read more about the deal here.

9 Story

9 Story Media Groups’ Wild Kratts has landed Australian deals across broadcast, home video and toys. Ready more about the deal here.