WWE Studios, Anchor Bay Team For Jason Momoa’s Directing Debut ‘Road To Paloma’

By | Tuesday August 13, 2013 @ 10:38am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: WWE Studios and Anchor Bay Films has acquired distribution rights in North America, the United Kingdom and Australia/New Zealand to Road To Paloma, the directorial debut of Jason Momoa. Momoa played the title role in … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’

By | Friday August 2, 2013 @ 11:50am PDT

Anchor Bay acquired the Billy Bob Thornton-directed Jayne Mansfield’s Car during last year’s Toronto Film Festival, where it had its North American premiere. Thornton stars with Robert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Katherine LaNasa, Ray Stevenson, and Robert Patrick. Thornton co-wrote it with Tom Epperson. Here’s … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Grabs Multiple Territories On ‘Battle Of The Damned’

By | Friday May 17, 2013 @ 8:12am PDT
Mike Fleming

Anchor Bay Films has acquired U.S., Australia and New Zealand rights to the sci-fi action film Battle Of The Damned from Bleiberg Entertainment’s Compound B. The ExpendablesDolph Lundgren stars with David Field (The Rover), Matt Doran and newcomer Melanie Zanetti. Anchor Bay Entertainment’s president Bill Clark and acquisitions EVP Kevin Kasha made the deal. “There truly is no other film like this on the market, it’s got zombies and robots and spectacle. The visual effects are fantastic and this is one of the best roles Dolph has ever had.” Read More »

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Anchor Bay To Bow WWE Studios’ ‘No One Lives’ On May 10

By | Friday April 5, 2013 @ 2:40pm PDT

The Ryuhei Kitamura-directed thriller stars Luke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Lee Tergesen, and WWE’s Brodus Clay and centers on a ruthless criminal gang that takes a young couple hostage and goes to ground in an abandoned house in the middle of … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Inks Home Entertainment Deal With AMC, IFC, And Sundance Channel

By | Tuesday March 5, 2013 @ 2:38pm PST

AMC‘s Walking Dead partnership with Anchor Bay was such a success that the companies are teaming up for more TV-on-DVD distribution. Anchor Bay will handle North American DVD, Blu-ray, and certain digital … Read More »

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Berlin: Anchor Bay Pacts For Two Steve Austin Action Stunners

By | Friday February 8, 2013 @ 1:02pm PST

Steve Austin Kill Em All JohnEXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Films is ready to keep rumbling with pro wrestler-turned-action star Steve “Stone Cold” Austin. The distributor has pacted in Berlin with Austin’s Broken Skull Ranch Productions and Bleiberg Entertainment, inking English-speaking territory rights to a pair of upcoming actioners starring the Expendables actor. First up is the evocatively-named Kill Em All, John, starring Austin as an ex-hitman pulled back into the underworld to “retire” a number of crime bosses as the clock ticks. Filming is set to begin this summer. Stunt veteran turned action director Jesse V. Johnson (who directed Austin and Dolph Lundgren in this month’s The Package) will direct from a script by Umair Aleem with Adam Marshall executive producing. Read More »

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Anchor Bay Promotes Julie Cartwright To EVP Worldwide Marketing

By | Tuesday January 22, 2013 @ 12:41pm PST

Anchor Bay announced today that it is upping Julie Cartwright to executive vice president worldwide marketing effectively immediately. The former Senior VP will oversee the marketing for all of Anchor Bay’s releases from the distributor’s film … Read More »

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Sundance: Anchor Bay Acquires Leland Orser’s ‘Morning’

By | Friday January 18, 2013 @ 12:34pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Films acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Leland Orser’s directorial debut Morning. Pic’s not playing Sundance, but the deal just closed here. The film, which stars Big Love‘s Jeanne Tripplehorn, Laura Linney, Elliott … Read More »

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Sundance: Anchor Bay Acquires ‘The Rambler’

By | Thursday January 17, 2013 @ 6:01pm PST
Mike Fleming

PARK CITY, UT – Anchor Bay Films kicks off the 2013 Sundance Film Festival with the pick-up of The Rambler starring Dermot Mulroney (My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Grey). Written and directed by Calvin Lee Reeder, the film is set to premiere on Monday, January 21st (11:59pm) during Park

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Radius-TWC Pacts With Anchor Bay For Home Vid

By | Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 10:45am PST

Radius-TWC is the multiplatform division of The Weinstein Company launched a year ago. It has partnered with Starz’s home entertainment division Anchor Bay, which will distribute Radius-TWC’s titles on DVD and Blu-ray including Butter, Bachelorette, Pusher, Read More »

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Hot Exclusive Teaser Trailer: Rob Zombie’s ‘The Lords Of Salem’

By | Wednesday October 3, 2012 @ 3:01pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Rob Zombie’s The Lords Of Salem was one of the splashier deals at the recent Toronto Film Festival, where Anchor Bay acquired distribution for around $2 million after the film played a raucous Midnight Madness premiere. Now, Zombie has made a teaser for the film that … Read More »

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Toronto: Anchor Bay Still Leading The Cauldron Of Buyers For Rob Zombie Witch Tale ‘The Lords Of Salem’

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 10:30pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Anchor Bay has a deal in place for the Rob Zombie-directed The Lords Of Salem, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival Monday evening in the Midnight Madness program. I’m hearing the deal is in the $1.5 million minimum guarantee range after that distributor had gone up against Image and Millennium Entertainment for the fright film and I’m hearing that the deal fell into place shortly after the premiere screening.

That deal was made with the provision that if a studio came along with a pre-negotiated bigger offer at a higher price point, the film’s brokers could take it. It’s believed Open Road and Lionsgate are possibles here, and the witching hour on that alternative scenario is Friday. Either way it’s a healthy deal for a scary film that played through the roof in its midnight debut before a Zombie-centric packed house. The deal is being brokered by Submarine’s Josh Braun, with the producer Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. I’ll let you know the final outcome of all this when it is decided.

EARLIER EXCLUSIVE, SEPTEMBER 10, 5:59 PM EDT: Going into tonight’s Midnight Madness premiere of the Rob Zombie-directed The Lords Of Salem, there are three pre-emptive bids on the table. I’m hearing Anchor Bay is in the lead for the genre pic, but that Image and Bill Lee’s Millennium are also in the running. No deal will be made until after tonight’s screening, so a lot of distributors will be staying up late here in Toronto. The pic, scripted by Zombie, combines his backgrounds in music and fright fare. A Salem hard-rock radio DJ’s playing of a sinister heavy metal tune awakens a coven of nasty 17th century witches. Read More »

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Toronto: Anchor Bay Acquires ‘Jayne Mansfield’s Car’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 6:02am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: Anchor Bay Films has acquired North American and UK rights to Jayne Mansfield’s Car, the Billy Bob Thornton-directed film which which makes its North American premiere on September 13th here at Toronto. Thornton stars with … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Has Cemented ‘The Demented,” Making Distribution Deal For Zombie Saga

By | Tuesday August 7, 2012 @ 5:05pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Anchor Bay Films has acquired English speaking terrritorial rights to The Demented, and has added the thriller to its 2013 slate. Produced by Zero Gravity Management and ChickFlicks, The Demented is another zombie-fest, populated by young … Read More »

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Anchor Bay Teams With Andy Garcia For ‘Admissions’: Cannes

By | Thursday May 17, 2012 @ 11:22am PDT

CANNES, FR – May 17, 2012-  Anchor Bay Films has joined forces once again with Andy Garcia’s CineSon Productions for the indie romantic comedy, Admissions.  Academy Award™ nominees Garcia (The Untouchables, Godfather III, Oceans 11) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) are set to star. The two companies previously released the critically-acclaimed indie City Island produced by and starring Garcia.  Bill Clark, Anchor Bay Entertainment President, made today’s announcement.

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Ratings Board Upholds NC-17 For ‘Chained’

By | Tuesday May 1, 2012 @ 1:45pm PDT

LOS ANGELES — The Classification and Rating Appeals Board today upheld the NC-17 rating given to the movie Chained. The Classification and Rating Administration (CARA) had assigned the movie the NC-17 rating for “some explicit violence.” In the appeal

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Anchor Bay Acquires Amy Heckerling Pic ‘Vamps,’ Reteam With ‘Clueless’ Star Alicia Silverstone

By | Tuesday April 17, 2012 @ 10:49am PDT
Mike Fleming

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Films announced today the acquisition of all North American distribution rights to the latest film by Amy Heckerling (Clueless, Fast Times at Ridgemont High), VAMPS. Starring Alicia Silverstone (Clueless, Batman & Robin), Krysten Ritter (“Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23,” Confessions of a Shopaholic), Wallace Shawn (Toy Story, Princess Bride) and Sigourney Weaver (Aliens, Avatar), the film combines the fun of the classic hit Clueless with the tremendous popularity of vampires. A theatrical release is expected near Halloween. The deal was announced by Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment.

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Starz/Anchor Bay U.K. Commits To 1st-Look With Mockbuster Maker The Asylum

EXCLUSIVE: The one-year pact between indie production and distribution studio The Asylum and Starz/Anchor Bay Entertainment UK covers a guaranteed 10 titles for release in the UK across multiple platforms. Burbank-based The Asylum is known for so-called “mockbusters” with recent … Read More »

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Hot Stoner Trailer: ‘High School’

By | Friday April 6, 2012 @ 10:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

Anchor Bay shortly adds to the Stoner movie genre when it releases High School on June 1. The trailer below will be attached to the Universal release American Reunion in about 25 markets this weekend. One part of me eyeballs this and thinks Adrien Brody has certainly veered … Read More »

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