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Slamdance: Joe Manganiello’s Stripper Doc ‘La Bare’ Acquired by Main Street Films

The documentary is Manganiello’s directorial debut

“Magic Mike” star Joe Manganiello‘s stripper documentary “La Bare,” screening in Slamdance, was acquired by Main Street Films, the company announced on Tuesday.

The documentary is Manganiello’s directorial debut. Manganiello’s production company 3:59 Inc., run by his brother Nick Manganiello, produced the documentary, which offers an insider’s look at the history, lives and culture of what is billed as the most popular male strip club in the world, La Bare Dallas.

The movie premiered Sunday night and was attended by the La Bare dancers featured in the documentary.Main Street Films’ Chairman, Craig Chang, and President, Harrison Kordestani, made an opening offer in the lobby of the Treasure Mountain Inn less than five minutes after the credits rolled.  The deal is mid-six figures for North American and Chinese rights and said to include a theatrical guaranty and commitment for a minimum 20-market US release to take place in Summer 2014.

“Our mantra is ‘engaging entertainment’ and that’s across all genres,” said Harrison Kordestani, President of Main Street Films. “From indie, action, romance, drama, comedy, and now documentary…Main Street Films is committed to creating a diverse universe of films that have a unique voice and vision.  We are really impressed with what Joe has produced and are excited to partner with him on distributing La Bare in North America.”

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“I was immediately impressed by Main Street’s excitement, vision, resources and character,” said the pic’s director Joe Manganiello.  “I got that sense in my gut right away that this was the right company to help launch 3:59’s flagship film La Bare, as well as form a strong partnership for future projects.

The deal was negotiated by Harrison Kordestani on behalf of Main Street Films and by Executive Producers Shaun Redick and Ray Mansfield of Movie Package Company.