Roger Ailes Doc ‘Divide and Conquer’ Sells to Magnolia Pictures for Theatrical Rights

Toronto 2018: Alexis Bloom project on Fox News Chairman was produced by A&E IndieFilms

Last Updated: September 8, 2018 @ 6:56 AM

Magnolia Pictures has landed North American theatrical rights to A&E IndieFilms’ “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes.”

Magnolia, which announced the deal at the Toronto Film Festival, has slated a December 7 theatrical release. A&E retained TV rights for the film following its theatrical run.

The film, described as “no-holds-barred,” was directed by Alexis Bloom (“Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds”), who produced alongside Will Cohen of Jigsaw Productios.

“Divide and Conquer” will premiere at TIFF on Sunday, and counts Alex Gibney and A&E IndieFilms head Molly Thompson as executive producer.

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A&E IndieFilms announced today that Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American rights to”Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes.” from director Alexis Bloom. The no-holds-barred feature documentary on the former Chairman and CEO of Fox News will be released by Magnolia on December 7th following a fall festival run. A&E Network retains television rights to the film.

“Divide and Conquer” was also produced by Bloom with Will Cohen of Jigsaw Productions. A&E IndieFilms’ Molly Thompson, Elaine Frontain Bryant and Robert Sharenow executive produced the project alongside Alex Gibney and Stacey Offman of Jigsaw Productions. Dan Cogan, Jenny Raskin, Regina K. Scully and Geralyn White Dreyfous of Impact Partners and Maiken Baird also served as Executive Producers on the film.