Born Into Brothels: According to The Hollywood Reporter, indie banner ThinkFilm has acquired North American rights to Born Into Brothels, the feature by Ross Kauffman and Zana Briski that won the documentary audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

The company also has sealed a series of long-simmering deals on a spate of other indie docu titles, including Matt Mahurin's I Like Killing Flies, Vikram Jayanti's Game Over: Kasparov and the Machine, Claude Nuridsany and Marie Perrenou's Genesis and Barry Avrich's The Last Mogul: The Life and Times of Lew Wasserman.

"Brothels" -- a look at children growing up around prostitution in squalid Calcutta, India -- is being released in association with HBO/Cinemax Documentary Films in New York on Dec. 8, with a national expansion planned next year.

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Brian B.