Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment co-acquired North American rights to Francesca Gregorini’s (Tanner Hall) psychological thriller Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes. The film stars Kaya Scodelario, Jessica Biel, Alfred Molina and Frances O’Connor in the story of a troubled girl who becomes preoccupied with her mysterious new neighbor, who bears a striking resemblance to her dead mother. Writer/director Gregorini produced with Matthew R. Brady. Tribeca Film And Well Go plan a late 2013 theatrical release along with on-demand platforms. The deal was negotiated for Tribeca Film by Nick Savva, Director of Acquisitions, and on behalf of the filmmakers by Kevin Iwashina and Abby Davis of Preferred Content, and Jonathan Gray of GKSD Law.
Tribeca Film today announced it has concluded a deal with Protagonist Pictures to acquire all North American rights to Irish director Lenny Abrahamson’s drama What Richard Did – which swept this past weekend’s Irish Film & Television Awards, taking home five IFTAs for Best Film, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor and Best Editing.
Newcomer Jack Reynor (to be seen in the upcoming Transformers sequel) and Róisín Murphy star alongside Sam Keeley (The Other Side of Sleep, Misfits), and Lars Mikkelsen (The Killing) in this striking portrait adapted from Kevin Powers’ award-winning book Bad Day in Blackrock. The world is bright and everything seems possible for Richard Karlsen, the golden boy of his privileged set of Dublin teens, until he does something that destroys it all and shatters the lives of the people closest to him. Featuring extraordinary performances from its largely young cast, What Richard Did is a quietly devastating study of a boy confronting the gap between who he thought he was and who he proves to be.
The co-star of HBO’s Girls wrote or co-wrote, directed and starred in both the drama Rubberneck and comedy Red Flag, which have been acquired by Tribeca Film. The plan is to release both relationship-themed pics in February 2013 theatrically and on-demand. Rubberneck, co-written by Alex Karpovsky and Garth Donovan, is a story of workplace romance gone wrong. Months after a weekend fling, Boston research scientist Paul (Karpovsky) continues to lust after his beautiful co-worker Danielle (Jamie Ray Newman), nurturing his fantasies with the occasional polite exchange at work. But once she starts dating another scientist at their lab, his infatuation quickly turns into obsession. Red Flag is a road-trip comedy starring Karpovsky as Alex Karpovsky, a newly single indie filmmaker who hits the road with an old friend (Onur Tukel) to promote one of his films. As the pair travels from one half-empty theater to the next, they are pursued by an adoring fan (Jennifer Prediger) who drives them into an exceptionally uncomfortable love triangle.
NEW YORK – Sept. 21, 2012 – Tribeca Film has acquired North American rights to award-winning thriller No Rest for the Wicked (No habra paz para los malvados), which is currently screening as part of Fantastic Fest in Austin. The film was the big winner at the most recent Goya Awards —the Spanish equivalent of the Oscars— last February, capturing six prizes, including Best Film. Tribeca Film plans a December release for the film, which is the first outing after an eight-year absence by noted Spanish thriller/film noir director Enrique Urbizu (Box 507, Life Marks). The release will span multiple platforms, including availability on demand in more than 40 million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU and Xbox.
TORONTO – Sept. 13, 2012 – Tribeca Film has acquired U.S. rights to Bert Marcus Productions’ How to Make Money Selling Drugs, which had its world premiere on Friday night at the Toronto International Film Festival. The provocative documentary offers an in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement by blending authentic reportage with pop culture references. Directed by Matthew Cooke, the film reunites producers Bert Marcus of Bert Marcus Productions and Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage), the team that created the breakout hit Teenage Paparazzo. Tribeca Film plans a 2013 theatrical release day and date with on-demand platforms, where it will be available in more than 40 million homes through a variety of video-on-demand offerings, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU and Xbox.
New York, NY – Sept. 5, 2012 – Tribeca Film has acquired writer/director/star Edward Burns’ The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, a family drama that reunites Burns with cast members Connie Britton and Michael McGlone from Burns’ award-winning debut film The Brothers McMullen. The film will have its world premiere on Sept. 9 as an official selection of the Toronto International Film Festival. Tribeca Film plans a late-November day and date release across multiple platforms timed to the holiday season.
Tribeca Film acquired all North American rights to the Rick Alverson-directed The Comedy, a film that bowed at 2012 Sundance Film Festival and also played SXSW. It will be released in October. Jagjaguwar produced in conjunction with Greyshack Films and Larry Fessenden’s Glass Eye Pix, along with Mike S. Ryan and Brent Kunkle producing. Rough House Pictures — the production company of Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, and Matt Reilly — attached themselves to the film during Sundance. Tribeca will do a select theatrical release day-and-date with on-demand platforms including video-on-demand offerings iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, Vudu, Xbox and Samsung Media Hub.
New York, NY (March 19, 2012) – Tribeca Film today announced that it will release THE GIANT MECHANICAL MAN, DEATH OF A SUPERHERO, and SLEEPLESS NIGHT nationwide via video-on-demand during the Tribeca Film Festival, which runs April 18-29. The films are each an official selection of the Festival and feature notable actors such as Jenna Fischer, Topher Grace, Malin Akerman, Tomer Sisley, Andy Serkis and Thomas Brodie-Sangster.
Tribeca Film also announced it has acquired North American rights to BOOKER’S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY, rounding out its selection of titles to be released during the Festival.
‘Being Flynn,’ ‘Boy,’ ‘Black Butterflies,’ ‘Last Days Here,’ ‘Tim And Eric’s Billion Dollar Movie’: Specialty Box Office
This Friday’s specialty releases run the gamut from Being Flynn with stars Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore and Paul Dano, which Focus will begin to roll out over the weekend, to much smaller titles Boy and Black Butterflies with much more limited release plans. Most of this week’s specialty offerings, however, faced long roads to the big screen and fluctuating production budgets. Below are a snapshot of this week’s new limited releases.
Director: Paul Weitz
Writer: Paul Weitz, Nick Flynn
Cast: Paul Dano, Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Olivia Thirlby
Distributor: Focus Features
It’s been a lengthy road for Being Flynn to get to theaters this weekend. The feature starring Robert DeNiro, Julianne Moore, Paul Dano and Olivia Thirlby traveled an eight year journey starting out as a Sony project before heading to Fox 2000 and finally landing at Focus Features. Along the way co-writer/director Paul Weitz wrote thirty drafts of the script, evolving along the way. “We were fortunate to have Robert DeNiro from the point we were working with Fox 2000 and he stayed [with the project] after the budget became tighter,” producer Andrew Miano told Deadline, adding that an actor who originally was to play the role of DeNiro’s son in the film had to drop out, which eventually lead to Paul Dano joining the project. “We weren’t forced to do certain casting with an actor who could sell the film in Germany or Africa,” said Miano adding that Focus gave the production leeway on finding Dano. “He’s an actor who has worked opposite Daniel Day-Lewis in There Will Be Blood and The Ballad Of Jack And Rose and we knew he could do this with DeNiro,” said Miano.