Paladin Acquires Hamptons Fest Thriller ‘The Maid’s Room’

By | Thursday February 6, 2014 @ 7:57am PST
Mike Fleming

hamPaladin has acquired The Maid’s Room and will release the Michael Walker-helmed thriller theatrically and on digital platforms this spring, per the company. Pic played the Hamptons Festival and was shot in that resort area. Paula Garces of Devious Maids, plays … Read More »

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Paladin Makes Deal For Fest Pic ‘A Short History Of Decay’

By | Friday January 17, 2014 @ 9:45am PST

ShortHistoryOfDecayPaladin plans an April theatrical release for A Short History Of Decay, a comedy from writer-director Michael Maren that premiered at the Hamptons Film Festival in October. Bryan Greenberg, Linda Lavin, Harris Yulin, Kathleen Rose Perkins and Emmanuelle Chriqui star … Read More »

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UK Selects ‘Metro Manila’ For Foreign-Language Oscar Race: Video

By | Friday September 20, 2013 @ 7:14am PDT

Sundance title Metro Manila has been chosen to represent the UK in the Foreign Language Oscar category, making it the 11th film ever submitted by the country. The film, which won the Audience Award in the … Read More »

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Paladin & FilmBuff Set ‘Spark: A Burning Man Story’ Ahead Of Burning Man 2013

By | Monday June 17, 2013 @ 10:25am PDT

If you’ve never been to the desert arts free-for-all that is Burning Man, soon you can experience it from the cushy confines of a theater. Paladin and FilmBuff have pacted to … Read More »

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Cannes: 108 Media, Paladin Acquire North America On Sundance Thriller ‘Metro Manila’

Sean Ellis’ Philippines-set Metro Manila is bound for a remake courtesy of Fox International Productions which acquired rights earlier this week. The Sundance World Cinema Audience … Read More »

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Toronto: Paladin Acquiring ‘Midnight’s Children’, Adaptation Of Salman Rushdie Novel

By | Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 2:45pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: One of the last buzz titles at the Toronto Film Festival is about to find a distributor. I’m told that Mark Urman’s Paladin/108 Media is acquiring all U.S. rights to Midnight’s Children, the Deepa Mehta-directed adaptation … Read More »

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Toronto Roundup: Film Movement Nabs ‘Three Worlds;’ Paladin Saddles Up With ‘The We And The I’

By | Saturday September 8, 2012 @ 8:57am PDT
Mike Fleming

The deals, mostly small ones, are flowing here as the Toronto Festival heats up on a rainy Saturday.

* In their first major deal since forming a new distribution partnership last month, 108 Media and Paladin have acquired all … Read More »

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Specialty Box Office: ‘Redemption’ Manages Solid Numbers

By | Sunday March 25, 2012 @ 12:32pm PDT

The weekend’s big box office news is of course Lionsgate’s monolithic Hunger Games, but new specialty rollouts managed to have the odds favor them as well, most notably Samuel Goldwyn Films’ October Baby and Sony Read More »

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Specialty Box Office: ‘The Deep Blue Sea,’ ‘Musical Chairs,’ ‘The Raid: Redemption,’ ’4:44 Last Day On Earth’

By | Friday March 23, 2012 @ 7:00am PDT

This weekend’s specialty offerings are comparatively light compared to last week’s openings. A few of this week’s new limited releases are forgoing the typical New York and Los Angeles showings, with Music Box’s The Deep Blue SeaRead More »

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Paladin Buys Santa Barbara Entry ‘Otter 501′

By | Wednesday February 1, 2012 @ 11:22pm PST

Ahead of its world premiere tomorrow at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, New York-based indie distributor Paladin has picked picked up Otter 501. The film is the true story of an orphaned otter that is rescued on … Read More »

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‘Musical Chairs’ Rolls Out Via Paladin

By | Monday November 21, 2011 @ 11:01am PST

Susan Seidelman’s latest feature film Musical Chairs will be released by indie distributor Paladin. Newcomers Leah Pipes and E.J. Bonilla play aspiring New York City dancers Mia and Armando. When … Read More »

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Paladin Acquires New Zealand Pic ‘Boy’

By | Monday August 15, 2011 @ 10:25am PDT
Mike Fleming

Mark Urman’s Paladin made a U.S. distribution deal for Boy, the Taika Waititi-directed film that became a sleeper hit on its home turf in New Zealand. Set in 1984, the film focuses on an 11-year-old (James Rolleston) who … Read More »

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Paladin Takes Rights To Doc ‘The Whale’

By | Tuesday June 28, 2011 @ 11:32am PDT

The Whale, a documentary about a lonely young killer whale who caused upheaval in a small Western Canadian town when he tried to make friends with humans, will be released theatrically by Paladin, company president Mark Urman announced today. Canada-born Ryan Reynolds, fresh off his starring role in Green Lantern, … Read More »

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Paladin Acquires 2010 Hamptons Fest Favorite Documentary ‘Love Etc.’

By | Monday March 14, 2011 @ 2:36pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Love Etc., the Jill Andresevic-directed documentary that is the first film production from Jonathan Tisch’s Walnut Hill Media, has been acquired for distribution by Paladin CEO Mark Urman. The documentary made its premiere at the Hamptons International Film Festival … Read More »

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Tom Shadyac Makes Paladin Deal For His Change-Of-Life Documentary ‘I Am’

By | Wednesday October 6, 2010 @ 10:51am PDT
Mike Fleming

Last we heard from Tom Shadyac, he’d captained the first giant flop of a mostly hit-filled resume, with the bloated Noah’s Ark pic Evan Almighty. That led to his exit from the Universal lot where he generated such blockbusters as Bruce Almighty,  Liar Liar, Patch Adams and The Nutty Professor. Turns out, Shadyac has been quite busy. Mark Urman’s Paladin has made a deal to release I Am, a first person documentary that Shadyac directed that chronicles his unusual journey of self-discovery. Read More »

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