Wednesday, October 17, 2012, 4:00 PM
Mischievous Cat Latest to Join Family Friendly Slate Including “Mr. Ed” and “ The Brave Little Toaster”
Los Angeles, CA (October 17, 2012) -- Family-based production outfit Waterman Entertainment has secured the feature rights to the iconic comic strip character HEATHCLIFF, it was announced today by the company’s Head of Development, Cooper Waterman. Waterman made the deal directly with rights holder, Peter Gallagher.
Thursday, October 11, 2012, 3:41 PM
Veteran Sales Agent Presents Filmmaker’s First Feature to Distributors Following International Premiere at Abu Dhabi
Los Angeles, CA (October 11, 2012) – 3K Pictures announces today that veteran sales agent Mimi Steinbauer and her company Radiant Films International is handling all worldwide rights excluding North America to director Sam Kadi’s debut drama THE CITIZEN. Previously, Steinbauer has handled international sales on titles such as Academy Award winning THE HURT LOCKER, GHOSTRIDER: SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE 3D, BLUE VALENTINE and the box office phenomenon LORD OF THE RINGS trilogy. THE CITIZEN was produced by Kadi, Chris Wyatt (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) and Alan Noel Vega, with Ameer Kabour executive producing. The film is currently scheduled to screen for distributors at the upcoming American Film Market after the international premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival on October 14th.
Monday, October 08, 2012, 1:18 PM
Long passed are the days of bold, politically incorrect magazine covers like National Lampoon's version threatening man's best friend. Today it's time to revisit that bygone era with a spirited new take from the makers of BAD KIDS GO TO HELL.
Friday, October 05, 2012, 2:34 PM
The popular concept theater chain continues to expand, and aligns with best-selling comic book adaptation 'Bad Kids Go to Hell' for October 10th Special Pre-Opening Preview of their new flagship theater, plus Halloween Sneak Peek Run at all Studio Movie Grill Locations
Dallas, TX (October 5, 2012) – Studio Movie Grill announces today the opening of their new flagship theater, the Studio Movie Grill Spring Valley, in Dallas, Texas. Located at 13933 N. Central Expressway, the state of the art complex will be the largest Studio Movie Grill to date and marks the tenth overall location for the company.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012, 3:26 PM
Los Angeles- Friday, October 2, 2012-- Ron Perlman and George Finn have signed on to star in the criminal action thriller, SAVAGE MUTTS. Written and directed by Nika Agiashvili, SAVAGE MUTTS will be produced in conjunction with Energy Entertainment’s Independent division.
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 3:15 PM
Los Angeles, CA (September 27, 2012) – Freestyle Digital Media has acquired all North American rights to AMPHIBIOUS, a tongue-in-cheek creature feature directed by Brian Yuzna (“Beyond Re-Animator”). The film, which was produced by Yuzna and San Fu Maltha (“Iron Sky,” “Black Book”), and stars Michael Paré (“The Lincoln Lawyer”), Janna Fassaert (“Couple’s Retreat”) and Verdi Solaiman (“The Raid: Redemption”), is slated for VOD and multiple platform release on October 9th with a DVD release to follow shortly after.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 4:29 PM
Official Selection Will Screen In Competition on October 14th
Los Angeles, CA (September 25, 2012) – 3K Pictures announces today that director Sam Kadi’s debut drama THE CITIZEN will have its International Premiere at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival in Abu Dhabi on October 14th at 9:30pm at the Emirates Palace Theater. The film was produced by Kadi, Chris Wyatt (NAPOLEON DYNAMITE) and Alan Noel Vega, with Ameer Kabour executive producing. Presented each October, the Abu Dhabi Film Festival is committed to screening exceptional films to engage and educate the local community, inspire filmmakers and nurture the growth of the regional film industry. With its commitment to presenting works by Arab filmmakers in competition alongside those by major talents of world cinema, the Festival offers Abu Dhabi’s diverse and enthusiastic audiences a means of engaging with their own and others’ cultures through the art of cinema. This year the festival runs from October 11th-20th.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 12:35 PM
Ashok Amritraj to Host ‘CHANCE OF A LIFETIME’’, Bringing Filmmakers Together From the Middle East, India and Singapore
New York, NY (September 25, 2012)--The United Nations, Hyde Park-Image Nation, and Variety have teamed up to produce a non-scripted series featuring filmmakers from The Middle East, India, and Singapore. This unprecedented effort will bring together documentary filmmakers from diverse backgrounds in a filmmaking competition where the contestants must team up to produce one cinematic vision while drawing on their varied cultural perspectives. The show will be hosted by prolific film producer Ashok Amritraj, and will shine a spotlight on a number of United Nations global initiatives. The series is a collaboration between the United Nations, Variety, Hyde Park Entertainment and Image Nation.
Freestyle Releasing Answers the Call for ‘GENIUS ON HOLD’ by Taking All Domestic Rights to the True Crime Documentary
Monday, September 24, 2012, 2:40 PM
Acclaimed Film Will Have Exclusive Rollout this Fall.
Los Angeles, CA (September 24, 2012) – Freestyle Releasing announced today that they have acquired all domestic rights to GENIUS ON HOLD, the hard hitting documentary written and directed by Gregory Marquette (“Innocents”). The film was produced by Walter T. Shaw, and co-produced by Diana Ross-Shaw and is narrated by Frank Langella (fresh from his Oscar-worthy role in “Robot & Frank”). GENIUS ON HOLD debuted as an official selection at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and Soho International Film Festival this past year.
Friday, September 21, 2012, 2:38 PM
Strategic Investment Partners Look to Finance 12-15 Films Annually
Los Angeles (September 21, 2012) – Minneapolis-based private investment firm EBF & Associates and Kevin Frakes’ PalmStar Media Capital announced today the formation of Merced Media Partners, a strategic partnership that is targeting investments in approximately 15 films per year. Merced was introduced to the industry at this year’s Cannes Film Market, where it began seeking investment opportunities. Since then, Merced has circled over $20M in financing for an initial slate of pictures leading into TIFF, including EVERY SECRET THING starring Diane Lane and Elizabeth Banks, to be directed by Amy Berg; CHAINED to be directed by and starring Ryan Phillippe and CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR starring Isabel Lucas, to be directed by Elizabeth Allen. Merced recently closed on a structured facility for some of Exclusive Media’s upcoming titles, the first of which is Ron Howard’s RUSH. Merced plans to announce additional investments leading up to the American Film Market in November.
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