Phase 4 Lands Upcoming SXSW Robert Duvall-Starrer ‘A Night In Old Mexico’

By | Monday February 24, 2014 @ 11:38am PST
Mike Fleming

duvaEXCLUSIVE: Phase 4 Films acquired North American rights to A Night In Old Mexico, the Emilio Aragon-directed film that stars Robert Duvall. The film will be released in May, shortly after making its debut at the upcoming South … Read More »

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Phase 4 To Release Ron Howard And Jay-Z Docu ‘Made In America’

By | Friday November 8, 2013 @ 3:17pm PST
Mike Fleming

Phase 4 Films acquired North American distribution rights to Made In America, Ron Howard’s first documentary, which he made in partnership with Imagine partner Brian Grazer and Jay-Z. CAA brokered the U.S. rights deal on behalf … Read More »

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Josh Greenbaum’s Kid Golfing Docu ‘The Short Game’ Set For Sept. 20 Bow

By | Friday August 9, 2013 @ 4:11pm PDT

Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films will jointly release The Short Game on September 20. Directed by Josh Greenbaum, The Short Game won the SXSW 2013 Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. It tells the story … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘American Milkshake’

By | Friday July 26, 2013 @ 3:45pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: Tyler Ross, Shareeka Epps (Half Nelson), Georgia Ford (daughter of Harrison), and Eshan Bay star in the ’90s-set indie comedy American Milkshake, about a white inner city teenager who dreams of making the basketball squad and getting one step closer to being what he is not – black. … Read More »

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Cannes: Phase 4 Acquires U.S., Canadian On Anna Paquin Pic ‘Free Ride’

Mike Fleming

Phase 4 Films acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to writer-director Shana Betz’s feature directorial debut Free Ride. The film stars Anna Paquin, Cam Gigandet, Drea De Matteo, Liana Liberato, Jeff Hephner, Brit Morgan and Ava Acres. Scripted by Betz, the film is produced by Susan Dynner, Cerise Hallam Larkin, Chris Swinney and Paquin, and executive produced by Mark Larkin and Stephen Moyer. This is the first film production from Paquin and Moyer’s new production company CASM. Phase 4 will release the film later this year in theaters and on demand. Paquin and Moyer star together in HBO’s True Blood. Set in the 1970s and based on her life story, Betz’s accomplished directorial debut is a provocative crime thriller: Paquin plays a single mother who moves to Florida with her daughters in search of a better life but gets pulled into the high-stakes drug-trade business.

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Cannes: Phase 4 Acquires Lucy Walker’s Sundance Docu ‘The Crash Reel’

By | Saturday May 18, 2013 @ 6:33am PDT

Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to The Crash Reel, which follows the different paths taken by childhood friends and rivals Shaun White and Kevin Pearce. The latter suffered a serious brain injury while training … Read More »

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Sundance: Phase 4 Films Acquires ‘Milkshake’

By | Monday January 28, 2013 @ 1:11pm PST
Mike Fleming

These small Sundance deals continue trickling in. Phase 4 Films acquired Milkshake, the David Andalman/Mariko Munro-directed dark comedy that played in the festival’s NEXT Program. Cinetic Media sold it.

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AFM: Phase 4 Acquires Virginia Madsen-Starring Drama ‘Long Time Gone’

By | Tuesday November 6, 2012 @ 4:03pm PST

Virginia Madsen stars in the pic based on the novel Angel Angel by April Stevens and directed by first-time helmer Sarah Siegel-Magness, who was a producer on Precious. Phase 4 has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to Long Read More »

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Alex Gibney’s Hockey Docu ‘The Last Gladiators’ Acquired By Phase 4

By | Thursday September 20, 2012 @ 4:23pm PDT

Los Angeles, CA (September 20, 2012) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has acquired all U.S. and Canadian rights to Academy Award® winner Alex Gibney’s (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON) hockey documentary THE LAST GLADIATORS. Larry Weitzman, Jim Podhoretz and Gibney crafted the screenplay and produced the project, which is a Jigsaw Production in association with Northern Lights Hockey, LLC. Barry Reese, Donald “Dee” Rizzo, Michael Messner, George Gund, and Robert J. Brooks executive produced. THE LAST GLADIATORS made its premiere at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival. Phase 4 will kick off the theatrical release in Canada in October 2012 with the U.S. following in early 2013. Select engagements will feature a screening of the film, followed by an audience discussion with Stanley Cup winner Chris Nilan.

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Phase 4 Acquires ‘Eden’

By | Wednesday August 29, 2012 @ 9:23am PDT
Mike Fleming

Los Angeles, CA (August 29, 2012) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has acquired all North American rights to director Megan Griffiths’ drama EDEN. Griffiths and Richard B. Phillips Jr. wrote the screenplay for the project based on a true

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Phase 4 Films Gets ‘Sassy Pants’

Phase 4 Films has acquired the North American rights to Sassy Pants. The company announced today that it will release the coming-of-age comedy in theatres and on VOD later this fall. Sassy Pants tells … Read More »

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Phase 4 Films Acquires US/Canadian Rights To ‘Alter Egos’

By | Monday July 16, 2012 @ 9:20am PDT

Phase 4 Films President & CEO Berry Meyerowitz says Jordan Galland’s superhero comedy will be released under the new “Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures Presents” Banner. It’s scheduled to premiere at the Fantasia Film Festival July 24. Read More »

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Phase 4 Acquires ‘The Baytown Outlaws’

By | Tuesday June 19, 2012 @ 1:06pm PDT

Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to The Baytown Outlaws, the Billy Bob Thornton and Eva Longoria action comedy that had been called The Baytown Disco. The plan is to release the film theatrically early next … Read More »

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Phase 4 Acquires UK ‘Streetdance’ Movies

By | Thursday May 24, 2012 @ 5:22pm PDT

Los Angeles, CA (May 24, 2012) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has acquired U.S. rights to Max and Dania’s popular U.K. dance films, STREETDANCE 1 & 2. Both releases star Britain’s Got Talent’s George Sampson and Flawless and were produced by James Richardson and Allan Niblo. The franchise is produced by Vertigo Films. Phase 4 is planning a day-and-date theatrical and VOD release for the films, which have already grossed a combined $75 million worldwide.

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Phase 4 Buys ‘See Girl Run’ Rights: Cannes

By | Wednesday May 16, 2012 @ 2:47pm PDT

Los Angeles, CA (May 16, 2012) – Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films, announced today that the company has acquired North American rights to writer-director Nate Meyer’s romance SEE GIRL RUN. The film stars Robin Tunney (THE MENTALIST) and Adam Scott (PARKS AND RECREATION). Jesse Sweet, Derrick Tseng and Meyer produced the project, with David Gordon Green (PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, THE SITTER) and Lisa Muskat (THE SITTER) executive producing. SEE GIRL RUN made its world premiere earlier this year at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, and is having its market premiere this week in Cannes. Phase 4 will release the film day-and-date in theatres and on VOD later this year.

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Phase 4 Snags Rights To ‘Electrick Children’

By | Friday May 11, 2012 @ 2:05pm PDT

Phase 4 Films announced today that they have purchased the North American rights to Electrick Children. The drama, which Rebecca Thomas both wrote and directed, tells the tale of the upheaval that happens when a teenage girl raised … Read More »

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Phase 4 And Kevin Smith’s SModcast Banner Take Rights To ‘Bindlestiffs’

By | Friday March 9, 2012 @ 9:59am PST

Bindlestiffs will be the first film released user the company’s “Kevin Smith’s SModcast Pictures Presents” banner. The deal for director Andrew Edison’s high school comedy includes U.S. and Canadian rights. Edison wrote the screenplay with Luke Loftin, and … Read More »

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Phase 4 Films Takes Rights To Family Comedy ‘Horrid Henry: The Movie’

By | Thursday February 9, 2012 @ 12:27pm PST

Based on Francesca Simon’s popular children’s book series, Horrid Henry: The Movie will head to North America via Phase 4 Films. The deal for the family comedy directed by Nick Moore includes U.S. and Canadian rights. Starring Theo … Read More »

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Hot Red Band Trailer: ‘Another Happy Day’

Mike Fleming

Phase 4 has released a new red-band trailer for Another Happy Day, the film written and directed by Sam Levinson that won him the Waldo Salt Screenwriting award at Sundance. High-strung Lynn (Ellen Barkin) and her three troubled children (Ezra Miller, Kate Bosworth, Daniel Yelsky) are hurled deep into the … Read More »

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