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  • Writer's pictureCarl McGill


Following its World Premiere at this year's Sundance Film Festival, levelFILM has acquired Canadian rights to the documentary STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET during the European Film Market.

“Much like in the rest of the world, Sesame Street is beloved in Canada,” said David Hudakoc, Managing Director of levelFILM. “The positive impact the show has had on generations of children is undeniable, and Marilyn Agrelo's doc gives us an inspiring view into the people and characters that have shaped generations the world over. Now more than ever, we are excited to share this heartwarming and moving film with audiences across Canada.”

STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET takes audiences inside the minds and hearts of the Sesame Street creators, artists, writers, and educators who together established one of the most influential programs in television history. Directed by Marilyn Agrelo (AN INVISIBLE SIGN, MAD HOT BALLROOM), the film was inspired by Michael Davis’ New York Times best-selling book chronicling the rise of the most influential children’s show of all time.

The deal was negotiated by Hudakoc and John Bain, Head of Distribution at levelFILM and Mike Messina, EVP of Distribution, for Screen Media. The two distributors have most recently partnered on SKYFIRE, LENNOX LEWIS: THE UNTOLD STORY, and BLACKBIRD. The film was produced by Trevor Crafts and Ellen Scherer Crafts of LA-based Macrocosm Entertainment, with producer Lisa Diamond.


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