Jason Momoa’s Helming Debut ‘Road To Paloma’ Gets Multi-Platform Berth

By | Tuesday March 18, 2014 @ 12:40pm PDT
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momoaWWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films have set Road To Paloma for a release in L.A. on July 11, before coming out on-demand and on DVD July 15. The film marks the directing debut of Jason Momoa, … Read More »

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Hot Clip: Andy Garcia And Vera Farmiga In ‘At Middleton’

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 3:03pm PST

EXCLUSIVE:  Past Oscar nominees Andy Garcia (The Godfather Part III) and Vera Farmiga (Up In The Air and also a recent Emmy nominee for Bates Motel) team up in the romantic comedy At Middleton. They play two strangers who meet when they take their college-age kids on a campus … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Joel Surnow’s Movie Directing Debut ‘Small Time’

By | Friday January 10, 2014 @ 4:13pm PST

The 24 creator wrote and directed the story of a divorced used car salesman (Christopher Meloni) whose son (Devon Bostick) eschews college to join him on the lot. Dean Norris, Bridget Moynahan and Kevin Nealon also star in Small Time, Joel Surnow‘s feature debut. It’s alsothe … Read More »

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AFM: Anchor Bay Picks Up Drag Racing Pic ‘Snake & Mongoo$e’

By | Friday November 15, 2013 @ 1:19pm PST

EXCLUSIVE:  Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Snake & Mongoo$e in a post-AFM deal. The fast-paced pic produced by Entertainment Universe and Rhino Films tells the true-life story of the friendship … Read More »

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Hot Toronto Trailer: ‘Morning’

By | Friday September 6, 2013 @ 2:54pm PDT

A couple deals with the accidental death of their child in writer-director Leland Orser’s Morning, based on his short film. Orser and Jeanne Tripplehorn as the grief-stricken mother lead an ensemble cast that includes Laura Linney, Elliott Gould, Kyle Chandler, Jason Ritter, Charlie McDermott and Julie White. It’s produced … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Acquires Rights To Navy SEAL Docu ‘Murph: The Protector’

By | Tuesday September 3, 2013 @ 3:32pm PDT

Mactavish Pictures’ Murph: The Protector centers on the life of fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, who died in battle in 2005 and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor in 2007. Scott Mactavish wrote and directed … Read More »

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Anchor Bay To Release ‘I Spit On Your Grave’ Sequel In Fall

By | Tuesday May 7, 2013 @ 1:19pm PDT

LOS ANGELES, CA – Anchor Bay Films has once again joined forces with CineTel Films to release the next chapter of the controversial I Spit On Your Grave film franchise. I Spit on Your Grave 2 wrapped production late

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Anchor Bay Acquires Joel Surnow’s ‘Small Time’ Starring Christopher Meloni

By | Friday April 19, 2013 @ 11:24am PDT

NEW YORK, NY – Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of small time starring Christopher Meloni (42, “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit,” Man of Steel), Bridget Moynahan (I Robot, Lord of War, “Blue Bloods”) and Dean Norris (“Breaking Bad,” Little Miss Sunshine, “Under The Dome”). Written and directed by Joel Surnow, Emmy® Award-winner and co-creator of the hit series “24”, small time is his debut feature film and loosely based on his real life experiences. The agreement with ABF covers all North American rights and today’s announcement was made by Anchor Bay Entertainment’s President, Bill Clark.

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Tribeca: Anchor Bay Acquires Thriller ‘Mr Jones’

By | Thursday April 18, 2013 @ 11:02am PDT

NEW YORK, NY – Anchor Bay Films has landed the rights to Mr. Jones at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. The company has picked up all North American rights to the thriller from writer/director Karl Mueller (screenwriter of The Divide). Mr. Jones is produced by Preferred Film & TV’s Ross M. Dinerstein and executive produced by Content’s Jamie Carmichael. Mr. Jones, starring Jon Foster (Brotherhood, The Informers) and Sarah Jones (“Vegas”, “Big Love”, “Sons of Anarchy”), will have its world premiere at Tribeca on Friday, April 19th. Mr. Jones marks Anchor Bay Films’ third release produced by Dinerstein, having previously released director Zak Penn’s The Grand and Xavier Gens’ The Divide. Bill Clark, Anchor Bay Entertainment president, made today’s announcement. Content is handling worldwide sales and are co-representing North America with Preferred Content.

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AFM: Anchor Bay Films Taps Ex-Summit Exec As SVP Theatrical Distribution And Marketing

By | Friday November 2, 2012 @ 12:06pm PDT

Veteran Bill Lewis most recently was EVP and GM at Summit Entertainment, where he helped guide the releases of Twilight films and Oscar Best Picture winner The Hurt Locker for the company before it was acquired by Lionsgate and … Read More »

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Toronto: TOLDJA! Anchor Bay Seals U.S. Rights On Rob Zombie’s ‘Lords Of Salem

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: As the Toronto Film Festival draws to a close, a deal that has been in the works nearly a week has finally been closed. Anchor Bay Films acquired U.S. distribution rights to Rob Zombie’s The Lords of Salem, which debuted to a raucous crowd last Monday in the fest’s Midnight Madness section. The deal was worth in the $2 million minimum guarantee range, putting it in line with the deals that Dimension made for the Eli Roth-produced genre films Aftershock (which premiered at the fest) and Clown. Anchor Bay was the frontrunner all along, even though Image and Millennium Entertainment bid. After that, several larger distributors were in the mix, but Anchor Bay finally closed. Read More »

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Cannes Roundup: Submarine Maneuvers, Anchor Bay Deals For Action Pair

Submarine Pacts With SnagFilms, Launches Torpedo Pictures
Submarine Entertainment announced today at the Cannes Film Festival that it has licensed three films to on-demand hub SnagFilms: Sundance 2011 entry Letters From The Big Man, about a Forest Service … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Acquires Aussie Film ‘Bait 3D’

By | Wednesday April 11, 2012 @ 12:46pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Anchor Bay Films acquired North American distribution rights to Bait 3D, Australia’s first 3D action film. The suspenseful shark attack/horror film stars Xavier Samuel, Sharni Vinson, Singaporean stars Adrian Pang and Qi Yuwu, Phoebe Tonkin, Dan Wyllie and Julian McMahon. … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Picks Up Sundance’s ‘Excision’

By | Tuesday February 7, 2012 @ 11:50am PST

Sundance’s Park City at Midnight premiere Excision is headed to North America via Anchor Bay Films, which picked up the film by first-time feature writer-director Richard Bates Jr. Produced by Dylan Hale Lewis, the horror pic’s cast includes … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Acquires Steven Seagal Pic ‘Maximum Conviction’

By | Friday December 16, 2011 @ 4:07pm PST

Anchor Bay Films has landed U.S. and Canadian theatrical and home entertainment rights to Maximum Conviction, an action pic starring Steven Seagal and Steve Austin. The deal for the movie — directed by Keoni Waxman and produced by Seagal, Austin … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Acquires Nicolas Cage Pic ‘Seeking Justice’

By | Wednesday December 14, 2011 @ 12:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

Anchor Bay Films has landed U.S. rights to the Nicolas Cage thriller Seeking Justice and has slated it for a March 16 theatrical release. January Jones and Guy Pearce co-star in the film, which was directed by Roger Donaldson. The … Read More »

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Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires U.S. Rights To ‘Ten Year’

Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Anchor Bay Films has picked up U.S. distribution rights to Ten Year, the Jamie Linden-directed drama that premiered at 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The film will be released next spring. Anchor Bay has been negotiating for this for the … Read More »

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Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires Thriller Remake ’13′

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Films just acquired U.S. distribution rights to 13, Gela Babluani’s remake of his 2005 thriller 13 Tzameti. The film isn’t playing here at Toronto, but it will be one of a flurry of titles being … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Acquires Kevin Spacey Comedy ‘Father Of Invention’

Mike Fleming

BEVERLY HILLS, CA — Anchor Bay Films announced today the pick up of the comedy Father of Invention starring Academy Award™ winning actor Kevin Spacey (Horrible Bosses, American Beauty), Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, When a Stranger Calls), Heather Graham (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, The Hangover) and Virginia Madsen (Sideways, The Number 23). The film was co-financed by Sunrise Films, LLC and debuted as an official selection at the Berlin International Film Festival. Anchor Bay Films has acquired all distribution rights in the U.S., U.K. as well as Australia and New Zealand. Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment, made the announcement.

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