Comic-Con: Chris Columbus, Braun Brothers Plot CREEPY Magazine Feature

By | Thursday July 12, 2012 @ 11:00am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Chris Columbus is dusting off CREEPY Magazine to produce a four-part anthology film, one segment of which he will write and produce. Columbus and 1492′s Michael Barnathan have teamed with Submarine partners and New Comic Company’s principals Dan Braun and Josh Braun, and Sara Feldmann Sheehan to produce the film.

The Comic-Con set might remember CREEPY as a seminal horror comic magazine that was generated by Warren Publishing from 1964-83. Starting with iconic covers from Frank Frazetta, the magazine’s contributor list ranged from Spider-Man artist Steve Ditko to Bernie Wrightson, Gene Colan, Richard Corben, Al Williamson, and Wally Wood. Horror anthology films are also a throwback, when films like The House That Dripped Blood and Tales From The Crypt were made. This will emulate the set up of those films. Read More »

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Spike TV Pacts With Submarine To Hatch Non-Scripted Shows

By | Tuesday January 24, 2012 @ 3:32pm PST
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Spike TV has formed an alliance with Submarine Entertainment’s Josh Braun to find talent from the independent film sphere and develop non-scripted programming for the cable network. It marks the first major return into television for Braun, the former … Read More »

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Toronto: ATO Pictures Acquires ‘Last Call At The Oasis’

By | Wednesday September 21, 2011 @ 8:19am PDT
Mike Fleming

ATO Pictures has acquired U.S. rights to Participant Media’s Last Call at the Oasis, the Jessica Yu-directed film that premiered at the 2011 Toronto Film Festival. The documentary is about the global water crisis, the role that water plays in … Read More »

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Phase 4 Acquires Black Comedy ‘Rid Of Me’

By | Wednesday August 31, 2011 @ 10:24am PDT
Mike Fleming

Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to Rid of Me, the James Westby-directed black comedy that will be released in the fall. Phase 4 will team with Submarine for the theatrical run of a film first … Read More »

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Weinstein Company Acquires Documentary ‘The Bully Project’

By | Monday April 25, 2011 @ 2:43pm PDT
Mike Fleming

UPDATE: The Weinsterin Company just made it official. Release is below Deadline’s original break.

BREAKING: The Weinstein Company has just closed a deal to acquired all rights to the Lee Hirsch-directed documentary The Bully Project. The film got a … Read More »

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Sundance: Oprah’s OWN Acquires Docu ‘Crime After Crime’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Oprah Winfrey’s upstart cable network OWN continued its aggressive buying at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival by acquiring North American rights to Crime After Crime, the Yoav Potash-directed documentary. I’m told the deal was six figures, and that OWN … Read More »

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