Shout! Studios And Kaleidoscope Film Distribution Limited Announce Distribution Deal For The Highly Anticipated Feature Documentary – UNRAVELING ATHENA: THE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS – Directed By Francis Amat

Featuring Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Pam Shriver, Martina Hingis, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Monica Seles, Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Sania Mirza, Dinara Safina, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, and Tracy Austin. 

Shout! Studios, the multi-platform filmed entertainment distribution and production arm of Shout! Factory, has secured North American distribution rights to UNRAVELING ATHENATHE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS, an inspiring documentary film directed by Francis Amat and produced by Amat and Paloma Gongora from Zatopeka Films and Kaleidoscope Film Distribution Limited. Chronicling the lives of some of the world’s most extraordinary athletes, UNRAVELING ATHENATHE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS explores the interweaving lives and narrative of female tennis royalty. Featuring extensive interviews with Billie Jean King, Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Evonne Goolagong, Pam Shriver, Martina Hingis, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario, Monica Seles, Kim Clijsters, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Justine Henin, Jelena Jankovic, Victoria Azarenka, Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Sania Mirza, Dinara Safina, and Tracy Austin, this is an inspirational story of perseverance, trials and tribulations, and remarkable achievements, told in their own words to create a single, unified narrative of the female heroine of today. The movie provides an extraordinary insight into the mind of the professional athlete and the ultimate exploration of what it takes to make a champion. UNRAVELING ATHENA garnered 13 film festival awards and screened at numerous international film festivals around the world to great audience enthusiasm. 

The announcement was made today by Shout Factory’s founders and CEOs Bob Emmer and Garson Foos, Shout’s Vice President of Acquisitions, Jordan Fields, filmmaker Francis Amat, and Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.

Shout! Studios has secured all North American distribution rights to UNRAVELING ATHENATHE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS, including digital, streaming, video-on-demand, theatrical, and broadcast rights. Shout plans a strategic launch of this movie across major entertainment platforms this year. 

Unraveling Athena delivers a long overdue and immensely entertaining celebration of the women who earned their rightful place in the pantheon of tennis champions.  What it means to strive, to endure, to move past disappointment and fight another day — these are the lessons of sport but also of life, so this uplifting film is widely relatable,” stated Jordan Fields, Vice President of Acquisitions at Shout! Studios. 

Unraveling Athena is the inspirational story of an extraordinary journey, that shows the courage and determination of a small group of women that didn’t ask permission to follow their dreams, we are really excited to team up with Shout! Studios and Kaleidoscope to bring the film to the American audiences,” stated Francis Amat, Director and Producer of the film.

The movie deal was negotiated by Shout’s Jordan Fields and Spencer Pollard of Kaleidoscope Film Distribution on behalf of filmmakers and Zatopeka Films. 

Zatopeka Films presents Francis Amat / Paloma Gongora Production  

UNRAVELING ATHENATHE CHAMPIONS OF WOMEN’S TENNIS

Directed by Francis Amat

Produced by Francis Amat, Paloma Góngora

Edited by Pepe Plaza

Music by Francis Amat