BERLIN -- Match Factory has scooped up worldwide rights to Ron Mann's documentary Altman, which follows the life of acclaimed filmmaker Robert Altman from his childhood to receiving the 2006 honorary Oscar a year before his death.
Consultants to the production include Kathryn Reed Altman, Altman's widow, and producer Matthew Seig, who worked closely with Robert Altman. Altman is an Epix original documentary produced by Sphinx Productions in association with Astral's The Movie Network and Dakota Group.
Match Factory is shopping the project to foreign buyers at the European Film Festival in Berlin. Separately, Submarine has sold the doc to NFP Films in Germany and Austria.
Altman will weave together interviews with actors, Altman's collaborators and family members, as well as include archival footage of Altman himself along with clips from his groundbreaking films.
The documentary is expecting to be done by mid-2013. Accompanying the documentary will be a touring exhibit, an illustrated companion book and music soundtrack.