IFC Midnight Nabs ‘Jeffrey Dahmer Files’

By | Wednesday August 8, 2012 @ 1:40pm PDT
Mike Fleming

New York, NY (August 8, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American and UK rights to director Chris James Thompson’s documentary THE JEFFREY DAHMER FILES. Thompson also produced the film

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IFC Takes U.S. Rights To Brandon Cronenberg’s ‘Antiviral’

By | Wednesday June 6, 2012 @ 1:56pm PDT
Mike Fleming

IFC Midnight acquired U.S. rights to Antiviral, the Brandon Cronenberg-directed film that stars Caleb Landry Jones, Sarah Gadon, Douglas Smith and Malcolm McDowell. Produced by Niv Fichman, the film had its world premiere last month in the Cannes Film Festival’s … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Picks Up ‘Replicas’ Rights

By | Tuesday June 5, 2012 @ 3:17pm PDT

IFC Midnight has picked up domestic rights to Replicas. The home invasion thriller from director Jeremy Power Regimbal premiered at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival. Celluloid Nightmare has foreign rights. Replicas stars Selma Blair, James D’Arcy, Joshua … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Buys ‘Taste Of Money’: Cannes

By | Saturday May 26, 2012 @ 11:26am PDT

CANNES (May 25, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today from the 2012 Cannes Film Festival that the company is acquiring North American rights to THE TASTE OF MONEY directed by Im Sang-Soo (THE HOUSEMAID). The film, also with a screenplay by Sang-Soo, stars Kim Kang-Woo, Baek Yoon-Sik, Youn Yuh-Jung and Kim Hyo-Jin. Son Kwang-Ik and Kim Won-Kuk served as executive producers while Lee Nam-Hee and Seo Jung-Hun produced. The film had its world premiere earlier in the week in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.

In THE TASTE OF MONEY, Korea’s greatest provocateur Im Sang-Soo takes us inside Korea’s most privileged family. Joo Young-Jak is the private male secretary of Baek Geum-Ok, middle-aged heiress and wife of a rich chaebol. Baek covets Joo’s young body, and he has already sold his pride for money a long time ago. What tangles up their relationship is the appearance of Baek’s daughter Na-Mi, a girl so different than her wealth obsessed parents. When romantic feelings begin to develop between the two, Baek is challenged with his conflicting desires for money and love.

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IFC Midnight Acquires Alex De La Iglesia’s ‘As Luck Would Have It’: Tribeca

By | Wednesday April 25, 2012 @ 10:28am PDT

New York, NY (April 25, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all US and UK rights to director Alex De La Iglesia’s AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT. The film, which was produced by Andres Vicente Gomez and Ximo Perez, world premiered as a special screening at this year’s Berlin Film Festival and is having its North American premiere at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in the Spotlight Section. Starring Jose Mota, Salma Hayek, Blanco Portillo, and Fernando Tejero, the project was executive produced by Jenette Kahn and Adam Richman. AS LUCK WOULD HAVE IT was nominated for 2 Goya Awards including Best Actress (SalmaHayek) and Best New Actor (Jose Mota).

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IFC Midnight Picks Up Stanley Kubrick ‘Shining’ Documentary ‘Room 237′

By | Monday April 23, 2012 @ 11:09am PDT

Stanley Kubrick Room 237New York, NY -April 23 2012 – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights to director Rodney Ascher’s highly acclaimed documentary ROOM 237 which concerns the theories surrounding and within Stanley Kubrick’s film THE SHINING. The film, which was produced by Tim Kirk and scored by Jonathan Snipes and William Hutson, recently played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. IFC Midnight plans to release the film theatrically this year.

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IFC Midnight Acquires Rights To Found-Footage Pic ‘Area 407′

By | Wednesday April 18, 2012 @ 12:46pm PDT

New York, NY (April 18, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North American rights, as well as several international territories, for directors Dale Fabrigar and Everette Wallin’s sci-fi thriller AREA 407. Formerly titled TAPE 407, the “found footage” film was written by Fabrigar, Wallin, and Robert Shepyer and stars Abigail Schrader, Samantha Lester, and James Lyons. The project was produced by Suzanne DeLaurentiis and Ivan Kavalsky.

AREA 407 features lost footage too real for reality and too disturbing for fiction. The film opens with two teenagers flying from New York to Los Angeles on New Years Eve. Their nightmare begins when their plane hits extreme turbulence mid-flight. The relentless weather attack causes panic and terror amongst the passengers until the plane ultimately crashes in a remote government-testing area. The handful of survivors from the crash, bloody and disoriented, are then insistently pursued in the darkness by unknown predators that, unbeknownst to them, are part of the government’s top-secret Mesa Experiment.

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IFC Midnight Takes Rights To ‘Grabbers’

By | Monday March 5, 2012 @ 9:10am PST

New York, NY (March 5, 2012) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring North and Latin American rights to director Jon Wright’s comedy GRABBERS. The film, with a script written by Kevin Lehane, stars Richard Coyle, Ruth Bradley, Russell Tovey, Lalor Roddy, David Pearse, and Bronagh Gallagher. Film is produced by Tracy Brimm and Kate Myers of Forward Films and producers were Martina Niland of Samson Films, Eduardo Levy and James Martin of High Treason Productions and Piers Tempest of The Salt Company. It recently played at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

In GRABBERS, something sinister has come to the shores of Erin Island, unbeknownst to the quaint population of this sleepy fishing village restingsomewhere off the coast of Ireland. First, some fishermen go missing. Then there is the rash of whale carcasses found washed up on the beach. When themurders start, it’s up to two mismatched cops— the charming but somewhat work-shy Ciaran O’Shea and his new by-the-book partner from the mainland, Lisa Nolan—to protect the islanders from the giant, bloodsucking, tentacled aliens that are out to get them. Their only weapon, they discover, is booze. If they want to survive the creatures’ onslaught, everyone will have to get very, very drunk.

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IFC Midnight Acquires ‘Rites Of Spring’

By | Thursday December 15, 2011 @ 10:52am PST

New York, NY (December 15, 2011) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring U.S. rights to director Padraig Reynolds’ thriller RITES OF SPRING. The film, with a screenplay also by Reynolds, stars A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey,

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IFC Midnight Will Distribute Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Corridor’

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 9:28am PST

AMC Networks’ IFC Midnight says that it is buying the U.S. rights to The Corridor, a sci-fi thriller from first-time director Evan Kelly. The film stars Stephen Chambers, James Gilbert, and David Patrick Flemming and the screenplay comes from Josh … Read More »

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Toronto Update: IFC Midnight Buying Midnight Madness Title ‘The Incident’

By | Tuesday September 13, 2011 @ 10:54am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: I’m told that IFC Midnight is finalizing a U.S. distribution rights deal for The Incident, the horror title that created a stir when a couple of audience members responded to the hardcore scenes by fainting. IFC Midnight … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Picks Up ‘Undocumented’

By | Wednesday July 13, 2011 @ 3:58pm PDT

New York, NY (July 13, 2011) – IFC Midnight announced today that the company is acquiring all North American rights to director Chris Peckover’s feature debut UNDOCUMENTED. The film, which was also penned by Peckover along with Joe Peterson,

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IFC Midnight Picks Up ‘Saint’

By | Thursday April 21, 2011 @ 12:10pm PDT

IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Dutch film Saint, directed by Dick Maas, ahead of its North American premiere tonight in New York. The slasher film reimagines Santa Claus as a murderous bishop unleashed on Amsterdam. The deal was negotiated by Arianna Bocco, SVP of Acquisitions & Productions for … Read More »

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IFC Midnight Buys Aussie Hooker Thriller ‘X’

By | Tuesday December 14, 2010 @ 12:30pm PST
Mike Fleming

IFC’s genre label IFC Midnight has acquired U.S. rights to the Jon Hewitt-directed genre thriller X, described as “love, chance, escape and the oldest profession in the world, as experienced by two beautiful women on one ugly night that will change their lives forever.” IFC prexy Jonathan Sehring said the film … Read More »

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IFC Films Buys Adrien Brody Film ‘Wrecked’ For Midnight Label

Mike Fleming

The IFC genre label IFC Midnight has acquired US rights to the Michael Greenspan-directed Wrecked, a psychological thriller  which stars Adrien Brody as a man who awakens in a car wreck at the bottom of a steep cliff. He can’t … Read More »

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