Acquisitions: Together, River, Teen

“Palm Pictures has acquired North American rights to helmers Paul Taylor and Teddy Leifer’s “We Are Together,” a documentary about a choir of children in a South African orphanage ravaged by AIDS…” (full details)

“Sony Pictures Classics has picked up US rights to the Sundance dramatic competition entry “Frozen River,” for a low to mid-six figures. Written and directed by first-time director Courtney Hunt, the story involves a woman caught up in poverty and human smuggling in rural upstate New York…” (full details)

“Paramount Vantage closed a deal late Tuesday night to acquire world rights (excluding the U.K.) for Nanette Burstein’s Indiana high school cinema verite doc “American Teen,”. Despite early reports of a higher figure, Vantage said they acquired “American Teen” for $1 million, but promised a significant P&A commitment…” (full details)