Gravitas Ventures has secured worldwide rights to the Christopher Cannucciari-directed documentary Banking On Bitcoin. The film follows the ideological battle underway between fringe utopists and mainstream capitalism. Bitcoin’s early pioneers sought to blur the lines of sovereignty and the financial status quo. After years of underground development, Bitcoin grabbed the attention of a curious public, as well as the ire of the regulators the technology had subverted. Yet, after landmark arrests of prominent cyber criminals, Bitcoin, which surged on election night, still faces its most severe adversary, the very banks it was built to destroy. Award-winning filmmakers Matthew O’Neill and Jon Alpert exec produced the doc. The deal was negotiated by Gravitas Ventures’ Dan Fisher and by Preferred Content on behalf of Periscope Entertainment.
Bond/360 has picked up U.S. rights to Franca: Chaos Creation, the documentary about legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue, Franca Sozzani. Directed by Sozzani’s son Francesco Carrozzini, the film depicts a woman who has changed and challenged the global fashion industry with her iconic imagery and editorial direction. Bond/360 will release the doc in limited theaters next year, followed by a digital and DVD release. It features interviews from Karl Lagerfeld, Bruce