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Grasshopper Film has acquired the VOD and educational rights to IN THE GAME, a documentary following four years in the life of a girls’ soccer team at a Chicago inner city high school. Produced by Hoop Dreams producers, Kartemquin Films, and directed by Peabody-award-winning director Maria Finitzo (Mapping Stem Cell Research: Terra Incognita), the deal comes ahead of IN THE GAME screening at SXSWedu 2016 on March 7.

Grasshopper Film is founded by Ryan Krivoshey, former acquisitions chief of New York-based distributor the Cinema Guild. His new company, just launched at Berlin’s EFM mart, plans to release eight to 12 titles theatrically per year and more than 50 pics on VOD, digital and non-traditional outlets.