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Music Box Films Buys Sundance Audience Award-Winning Doc

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! March 26, 2014 at 3:43PM

Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince" from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel's prized intelligence sources.
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'The Green Prince'
'The Green Prince'

Music Box Films has bought all USA rights, excluding TV, to director Nadav Schirman's documentary "The Green Prince" from Submarine and Global Screen. Winner of the Sundance Audience Award in the World Cinema Documentary section, the German/Israeli/British co-production examines one of Israel's prized intelligence sources, also the son of a Hamas leader.

Under code name "The Green Prince," Mosab Hassan Youssef drifts from Hamas and becomes a spy for Israel security service Shin Bet, inciting a gripping series of events involving betrayal, tough choices and friendship gone awry.

Schirman's previous films include "In the Dark Room" and "The Champagne Spy," which got him a European Film Award nomination in 2007. Hollywood Reporter called "Green Prince" an "emotional" and "incredible story." Release date forthcoming.

This article is related to: News, Music Box Films, Festivals, Sundance Film Festival, Awards


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.