XLrator Media Acquires Sci-Fi Thriller ‘The Scribbler’, Kino Lorber Lands Education Docu ‘The New Public’

By | Friday December 20, 2013 @ 5:27pm PST

ScribblerXLrator Media has acquired North American distribution rights to the sci-fi action thriller The Scribbler, directed by John Suits and written by Daniel Schaffer, who wrote and illustrated the 2006 graphic novel on which the film is based. Arrow‘s Katie Cassidy stars as Suki, a woman confronting her destructive mental illness using “The Siamese Burn,” an experimental machine designed to eliminate multiple personalities. The closer Suki comes to being “cured,” though, she’s haunted by a thought: What if the last unwanted identity turns out to be her? Michelle Trachtenberg, Eliza Dushku, Gina Gershon, Sasha Grey, Garret Dillahunt, Michael Imperiol and Billy Campbell co-star, and a fall 2014 release is planned. New Artists Alliance’s Gabriel Cowan Ken F. Levin of NightSky Productions produced, and Kerry Johnson as well as Dallas Sonnier and Jack Heller of Caliber Media executive produce — the pic is the first of four films in a co-production deal between NAA and Caliber. The deal was negotiated by XLrator CEO Barry Gordon and Mike Radiloff  and Traction Media on behalf of the filmmakers.  Read More »

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AFM Briefs: Exclusive Media Nabs International To ‘Shomer’, ‘Murder Of A Cat’ & ‘Out Of The Dark’; XLrator Acquires ‘Don Peyote’; Lightning Strikes ‘We Gotta Get Out Of This Place’; AFM Announces Hong Kong Day; ‘If You See Her’ Casts Leads; Imagina International Takes ‘A Night In Old Mexico’

By | Tuesday November 5, 2013 @ 6:25pm PST

Exclusive Media has nabbed international rights to three new feature film titles: supernatural thriller Shomer, Gillian Greene’s Murder Of A Cat and Participant Media’s Out Of The Dark. Produced by Lawrence Bender, Lauren Selig and … Read More »

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AFM Briefs: Spike Lee In Talks For ‘Spinning Gold’, Worldview Backing Stephen Gaghan’s ‘Candy Store’

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 6:26pm PDT

UPDATE, 6:26 PM: Spike Lee is in early negotiations with producers to direct Spinning Gold, sources say. Foresight Unlimited is selling the the biopic about iconic 1970s record exec Neil Bogart internationally at AFM. Justin Timberlake has long been set to play the flamboyant Bogart in the biopic. Timberlake and Foresight CEO Mark Damon are producing with Laurence Mark and Boardwalk Entertainment’s Timothy Scott Bogart and Gary Randall. Joyce Bogart-Trabulus, Foresight’s Tamara Birkemoe and Envision Entertainment’s Remington Chase, Stepan Martirosyan and Vitaly Grigoriants are EPS on the biopic. At market in Cannes earlier this year, Spinning Gold was acquired by SPWA in Latin America, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe and Greece. U.S. rights are represented by CAA. Lee, who recently completed his latest film via Kickstarter funding, has the English-language remake of the Korean pic Oldboy out on November 27. 
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XLrator Media Acquires Thriller ‘The Conspiracy’

By | Tuesday June 11, 2013 @ 9:30am PDT

LOS ANGELES (June 11, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the political thriller THE CONSPIRACY, written and directed by Christopher MacBride and produced by Lee Kim. XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the deal today. When two young filmmakers (played by Aaron Poole and Jim Gilbert) select a crazed conspiracy theorist as the subject of their new movie, they have no idea the terrifying peril they will put themselves in. When the man disappears without a trace, the filmmakers begin an obsessive quest to uncover the truth that will lead them to an ancient and dangerous secret society. A meticulously researched thriller based on real conspiracy theories, THE CONSPIRACY blurs the line between fact and fiction, news and propaganda.

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XLrator Media Acquires Punk Rock Pic ‘CBGB’

By | Thursday May 30, 2013 @ 8:23am PDT

Los Angeles, CA (May 30, 2013) – XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the film “CBGB,” a rock ‘n roll true story of the legendary New York City club that launched dozens of top bands and is known globally as the home of American Punk Rock music. “CBGB” tells the tale of the famed venue and its iconoclastic founder Hilly Kristal, portrayed by Alan Rickman (Harry Potter series) and directed by Randall Miller (Bottle Shock). The release of the much-buzzed-about film is timed to take advantage of the huge CBGB Music Festival event this Fall and the current mainstream popularity of “PUNK” in the media, art and fashion. The announcement was made today by XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

The film will be released theatrically to coincide with the fast-growing CBGB Music Festival, which takes New York City by storm October 9-13, 2013 with over 500 bands performing on 175 stages across the city including Times Square and Brooklyn’s Barkley Center.

“CBGB” features an all-star cast, including Malin Akerman (The Numbers Station), Ashley Greene (Twilight franchise), Johnny Galecki (“The Big Bang Theory”), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter franchise), Justin Bartha (The Hangover franchise), Joel David Moore (Avatar), Freddy Rodriguez (“Six Feet Under”), Donal Logue, Stana Katic (“Castle”), and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. With 16 on-camera musical performances, the film features over 60 classic songs by the Talking Heads, The Ramones, Blondie, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, The Police and The Dead Boys, among others.

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Cannes: Phase 4 And XLrator Acquire ‘Jamesy Boy’

By | Saturday May 18, 2013 @ 12:40pm PDT

Phase 4 and XLrator Media have teamed up on North American rights to Jamesy Boy, starring Mary-Louise Parker, James Woods, Ving Rhames, Taissa Farmiga, and newcomer Spencer Lofranco. Trevor White directed and co-wrote the … Read More »

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Open Road Films & XLrator Media Partnering On TV Sales Deal

By | Monday May 6, 2013 @ 11:45am PDT

Open Road Films is teaming with XLrator Media to market and sell XLrator Media titles to pay TV and free television outlets and select … Read More »

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XLrator Media Acquires ‘Banshee Chapter’

By | Monday April 15, 2013 @ 11:35am PDT

Los Angeles, CA (April xx, 2013) — XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to writer/director Blair Erickson’s 3D horror-thriller THE BANSHEE CHAPTER starring Ted Levine (The Silence of the Lambs), Katia Winter (“Dexter”) and Michael McMillian

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XLrator Media Acquires SXSW Pic ‘Holy Ghost People’

By | Thursday April 4, 2013 @ 12:30pm PDT

XLrator Media acquired North American rights to the Southern Gothic thriller Holy Ghost People which premiered last month at SXSW. The film centers on 19-year-old Charlotte (Emma Greenwell), who enlists ex-Marine Wayne, (Brendan McCarthy) to infiltrate a snake-handling … Read More »

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XLrator Media Acquires Horror Pic ‘American Mary’

By | Wednesday December 5, 2012 @ 10:41am PST

LOS ANGELES (Dec. 5, 2012) – XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to the horror sensation, AMERICAN MARY, written and directed by Jen and Sylvia Soska (Dead Hooker in a Trunk). The female-centric surgical horror-thriller will be released

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AFM: XLrator Media Acquires Horror Pic ‘Under The Bed’ From ‘V/H/S’ Producers

By | Wednesday October 31, 2012 @ 11:33am PDT

LOS ANGELES (October 31, 2012) – On the eve of the American Film Market, XLrator Media has acquired all U.S. rights to UNDER THE BED, the new horror/thriller from the producers of V/H/S and director Steven C. Miller (The

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XLrator Media Debuts Genre Labels Screamfest & Macabre

By | Friday October 19, 2012 @ 5:55pm PDT

XLrator Media is launching multiplatform labels Screamfest and Macabre to handle horror and genre movies in North America. The first films under the Screamfest banner will be zombie actioner Outpost: Black Sun and the Norwegian thriller Thale which screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and at Screamfest Horror Film Festival. Macabre banner will debut with Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes and the vampire tale The Thompsons.

From the release:

OUTPOST: BLACK SUN — From the filmmaking team behind 2008’s OUTPOST comes the sequel. Pursuing a notorious Nazi war criminal in present-day Eastern Europe, a young woman uncovers a deadly army of zombie Nazi soldiers intent on the rise of the Fourth Reich.

THALE — Part of the new wave of Scandinavian horror-thrillers exemplified by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Let the Right One In, Norway’s THALE is a haunting tale based on a mythical character from Nordic folklore. Two crime-scene cleaners discover a mythical, tailed female creature in a concealed cellar. She never utters a word, unable to tell her story, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together: she’s been held captive for decades for reasons soon to surface.

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XLrator Media Acquires Docu ‘Storm Surfers 3D’ For U.S.

By | Wednesday October 10, 2012 @ 4:27pm PDT

EXCLUSIVE: XLrator Media has acquired U.S. rights to the Aussie action documentary Storm Surfers 3D, which had its premiere at this year’s Toronto Film Festival. The pic follows longtime pros Tom Carroll and Ross Clarke-Jones as they … Read More »

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Toronto: XLrator Acquires U.S. Distribution On Norwegian Thriller ‘Thale’

By | Wednesday September 12, 2012 @ 7:40am PDT
Mike Fleming

BREAKING: XLrator Media has acquired U.S. rights to the Norwegian supernatural thriller Thale, which screens tonight in the Toronto Film Festival’s Vanguard section. The deal was sealed by the filmmakers and Barry Gordon, CEO of XLrator Media. The plan is to release early next year. Based on the stills from the film, featuring a hot naked woman with a tail, you can imagine this film will get attention and presents marketing opportunities.

Thale tells the story of a mythical “huldra,” a beautiful, tailed female forest creature, who is discovered in a concealed cellar by two crime scene cleaners. The creature is unable to speak so she can’t explain how she came to be there, but the pieces of the puzzle soon come together. She has been kept down there for decades, for reasons which will soon emerge. Someone is approaching from the outside. They want her back. The film stars Silje Reinåmo, Jon Sigve Skard, Erlend Nervold, Morten Andresen, Sunniva Lien, Roland Åstrand. Read More »

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XLrator Buys Military Thriller ‘Allegiance’

By | Sunday September 9, 2012 @ 6:23pm PDT

LOS ANGELES (September 9, 2012) – XLrator Media has acquired all domestic rights to the military thriller ALLEGIANCE, starring Shad “Bow Wow” Moss (Madea’s Big Happy Family, Lottery Ticket), Seth Gabel (Fox’s Fringe), Aidan Quinn (Unknown), Malik Yoba (Why Did I Get Married Too?) and Pablo Schreiber (HBO’s The Wire). ALLEGIANCE marks the directorial debut of writer-director Michael Connors, a former Army Officer. The film will be released in theaters in January 2013. The deal was announced today by XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

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XLrator Media Imports Action On Turbo Label

By | Monday May 21, 2012 @ 9:42am PDT
Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES (May 17, 2012) – XLrator Media, LLC announced the launch of the “TURBO by XLrator” multi-platform releasing label to bring the world’s best action films to North American audiences. The label will comprise a broad array of domestic and internationally produced films within the action genre. The first 3 films set for release under the “TURBO by XLrator” label this year will be NAKED SOLDIER from Hong Kong, BLOOD MONEY which was filmed in Sydney, Hong Kong and Miami, and BRAWLER, a U.S. production shot in New Orleans.

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XLrator Media Takes Worldwide Rights To Mario Van Peebles’ ‘We The Party’

By | Tuesday March 20, 2012 @ 2:00pm PDT

XLrator will open We The Party in top urban markets in the U.S. beginning April 6th and expand its release April 13th. Recently, Van Peebles directed and acted in All Things Fall Apart alongside 50 Cent and Ray … Read More »

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AFM: ARC And XLrator Buy North American Rights To Thriller ’96 Minutes’

By | Sunday November 6, 2011 @ 3:05pm PST
Mike Fleming

LOS ANGELES (October xx, 2011) – ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have acquired all North American rights to the urban thriller 96 MINUTES, which will be released theatrically early next year.

Starring Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Evan Ross (ATL), Christian Serratos (Twilight series), J. Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo (The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), 96 MINUTES is told in an interlocking structure centering around four young lives which collide in a shocking and terrifying moment with an acutely uncertain outcome. With acclaimed performances by a multicultural cast, this richly complex moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to the past.

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ARC And XLrator Acquire Rock ‘N Roll Comedy ‘Killing Bono’

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have teamed to acquire North American distribution rights to the rock and roll comedy Killing Bono, which premiered at the Seattle International Film Festival. They plan a VOD release in October and a theatrical … Read More »

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