In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Phase 4 Films has grabbed all the U.S. rights, as well as DVD, VOD, pay-per-view and digital rights in Canada, to the documentary Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel from director Brigitte Berman.

A theatrical release is slated for late spring.

Berman picked up an Oscar for best documentary feature in 1987 for Artie Shaw: Time Is All You've Got.

Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel was produced by Metaphor Films. The producers are Victor Solnicki, Berman and Peter Raymont. Phase 4 Films grabbed the Canadian DVD, VOD, pay-per-view and digital rights from Robin Smith's KinoSmith Inc.

Evan Jacobs