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Sep 10th
09:49 pm
Just a little bit more on the MAOW deal  
Excerpt from indieWIRE:

Cinetic Media brought the film to TIFF last year along with its high profile stars, but the feature did not find a traditional distribution deal. Today’s announcement brings Linklater’s feature, which also stars Christian McKay as Orson Welles, to screens via a partnership that includes Schwartz, who in 2008 joined a team to release Barry Levinson’s 2008 Sundance feature “What Just Happened,” which also didn’t find a traditional distribution outlet despite heavyweight stars such as Robert De Niro, Sean Penn and others in the film.

Talking with indieWIRE this evening as he arrived in Toronto for this year’s festival, Cinetic chief John Sloss said that while they received various offers for the film from distributors, they believed that going forward outside the established distribution system would be a better fit for this film, and said he believed more such deals will be seen in the near future.

“We knew we had a strong film in [‘Me and Orson Welles’] that would be reviewed, and we knew all the people involved, including Rick Linklater and Zac Efron, would do what they could for the film, so we thought, why not raise the P&A and do it ourselves.” Contemplating the future, Sloss added, “I think it’s something we’ll see more of. As the means of distribution becomes more readily available, these types of [scenarios] become possible.”

Pandemic will introduce “Welles” to the public by what it describes as a “creative and comprehensive campaign across all available media and editorial platforms,” while Warner will take the film’s reins on its DVD release (which was arranged via Cinetic), while Louisville-based company Hart/Lunsford Pictures is funding the prints and advertising costs.
Mood: busybusy
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IceGoddess: fml dirty little secretccmskatechick on September 11th, 2009 04:49 am (UTC)
This is the best line EVER. J you rock! :D

I am getting more and more excited to see this. The Friday night screening @ Woodstock is sold out. Tickets were gone within 24 hours of them going on sale.

I cannot wait to what this 'creative and comprehensive' campaign is going to entail.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on September 11th, 2009 05:13 am (UTC)
oh, but you got your tickets right?
IceGoddess: why so serious dirty little secretccmskatechick on September 11th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Yes I've got my ticket so I'm all good :)
butterflybee260: pic#92303613butterflybee260 on September 11th, 2009 05:00 am (UTC)


I'm excited!

jessica3311: Zeftiredjessica3311 on September 11th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
Very cool :D
jessica3311: Zac Entouragejessica3311 on September 11th, 2009 01:55 pm (UTC)
Ray Liotta = Florio
Just got posted on FF! He was scene around the area and the poster on FF who has posted some CSC news just confirmed it!!!!

No official source yet though.


Ahhhhhhh i fucking love Ray Liotta, esp in one of my all time favorite movies Goodfellas!!!!! EEEEEEEP!