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Elle Driver Acquires Foreign Rights To Sundance Midnight Film ‘Black Rock’

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 6:31pm PST
Mike Fleming

January 24, 2012 – Sundance Film Festival – Submarine Entertainment announced today that it has sold all foreign rights to Katie Aselton’s film BLACK ROCK to Elle Driver. The deal was negotiated by David Koh, Josh Braun & Dan Braun of Submarine Entertainment on behalf of the Producers and Director and Adeline Fontan Tessaur of Elle Driver. Black Rock was Directed by Katie Aselton. Executive Produced by Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass. Produced by Adele Romanski. Co-Produced by Mary Budd. Cinematography by Hillary Spera. Edited by Jacob Vaughan. Composed by Peter Golub. LD Entertainment will release theatrically later this year domestically. The film screens again Wednesday, January 25th at Midnight at the Egyptian Theater at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Section.

Described as a mix between Deliverance and Thelma and Louise, the film focuses on three female friends who set aside their personal issues and organize a girls getaway weekend on a remote island on the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns into another as there is a deadly fight for survival. The film was written by Aselton’s husband Mark Duplass.

Katie Aselton and Mark Duplass stated, “Now we have another kick-ass girl to add to the list of BLACK ROCK’s team … and this one speaks French! We couldn’t be more psyched to work with Adeline and the brilliant folks at Elle Driver.”

Adeline Fontan Tessaur stated, “We loved the classic revenge theme with the twist of girls kicking ass! Typical chick flick film mixing emotions, suspense and

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Midnight Title ‘Black Rock’ Bought By Upstart LD Distribution: Sundance

By | Sunday January 22, 2012 @ 11:52am PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: LD Entertainment is closing a North American distribution deal for Black Rock, the thriller that premiered last night in a midnight screening at The Library. I’ve heard six figures [UPDATE: Several sources say price was in the seven-figure range], and it’s going to be a theatrical release. Directed by Katie Aselton and written by Mark Duplass, it stars Kate Bosworth, Lake Bell and Aselton. Deal was made this morning by Submarine’s Josh Braun and LD president David Dinerstein and principal Mickey Liddell. The film’s described as a mix between Deliverance and Thelma And Louise. Three female fiiends set aside personal issues and organize a girl getaway weekend on a remote on the coast of Maine. One wrong move turns into a deadly fight for survival.

I’ve heard several distributors chased this, including Gold Circle, Lionsgate, Magnolia and IFC. This is the third deal for Submarine in the last two days, after The Queen of Versailles to Magnolia and Searching For Sugar Man went to Sony Pictures Classics.

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