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Saban Films Takes “I See You” Starring Academy Award Winner Helen Hunt

SXSW Thriller will be Slated for Theatrical Release LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Adam Randall’s (iBoy, Level Up) thriller I See You, which made its World Premiere at the SXSW Film Festival earlier this year. Starring Academy Award® Winner Helen Hunt (As Good as It Gets, Cast Away) and Jon Tenney (Legion, “Major Crimes”), the film is penned by Devon Graye.  I See You is a Zodiac Features Production presented by Bankside Films in association with Head Gear Films, Metrol Technology and Kreo Films and in association with Quickfire Films and Zodiac Holdings.  Matt Waldeck produces for Zodiac Features, while Ben Hecht serves as executive producer for Zodiac, alongside Stephen Kelliher for Bankside Films, Phil Hunt and Compton Ross for Head Gear Films and James Atherton and Jan Pace for Quickfire Films.  The film will be slated for a theatrical release. I See You takes place in a seemingly perfect town filled with perfect families, until…

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Saban Films Takes Domestic Rights to Cannes Hit ‘Vivarium’ Starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg

XYZ Films sells numerous international territories for acclaimed Critic’s Week Premiere LOS ANGELES (July 02, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired all domestic rights to VIVARIUM, a science-fiction thriller directed by Lorcan Finnegan and starring Imogen Poots and Jesse Eisenberg, which premiered to rave reviews in the Critic’s Week section at the Cannes Film Festival. Fantastic Films’ Brendan McCarthy and John McDonnell produced in association with Lovely Productions, in co-production with Belgium’s Frakas Productions and Denmark’s Pingpong Film. XYZ executive produced and started handling global sales at Cannes. VIVARIUM is the story of a young couple (Poots & Eisenberg) in search of a starter home, who follow a mysterious estate agent and get trapped in a strange housing development. “We are very impressed with Lorcan’s elevated genre piece, heightened with the strong-calibre performances of Imogen and Jesse,” said Bill Bromiley, President of Saban Films. “We are looking forward to our audiences seeing this original, smart and offbeat film.” VIVARIUM received support from Screen Ireland, Wallimage, the Danish Film…

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Lionsgate and Saban Films to Release Rob Zombie’s Sequel ‘3 FROM HELL’ in Movie Theaters for a Three-Night Event September 16-18

Fathom Events to Present the Unrated Version With Unique Bonus Content Each Night DENVER (July 1, 2019)– Global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) and Saban Films are unleashing horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell, the follow-up to House of 1,000 Corpses and The Devil’s Rejects, as the next chapter in the blood-soaked crime saga. The film will be released in nearly 900 select movie theaters on September 16, 17 and 18, 2019 through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). Fathom Events will broadcast the unrated version to theaters with each night featuring unique bonus content. On September 16th, moviegoers will see a special video introduction from Rob Zombie with the first 50 attendees at each theater receiving an exclusive poster (while supplies last). On the 17th, audiences will be treated to a nearly 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at the making of the film.  On the 18th, moviegoers will experience the ultimate double feature including 3 From Hell and The Devil’s Rejects. “This…

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Saban Films Takes “Come to Daddy” Starring Elijah Wood

Tribeca Film Festival Horror-Comedy will be Slated for Theatrical Release LOS ANGELES (May 17, 2019) – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired US rights to producer Ant Timpson’s directorial debut Come to Daddy, which made its World Premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival last month.  The horror-comedy stars Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings franchise, “Wilfred”), Stephen McHattie (Watchmen, Mother!) and Martin Donovan (Ant-Man, “Big Little Lies”).  Toby Harvard penned the script based on an idea from Timpson. The film is produced by Mette-Marie Kongsved and Laura Tunstall for Nowhere, Daniel Bekerman for Scythia Films, Katie Holly for Blinder Films, Emma Slade for Firefly Films, and Toby Harvard.   Tango Entertainment financed the Canadian, New Zealand, Irish co-production with support from the New Zealand Film Commission, Telefilm, Blinder Films and Egg Post Production.  Come to Daddy follows a man in his thirties who travels to a remote cabin to reconnect with his estranged father. The film will be slated for a theatrical…

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Saban Films Nabs Kriv Stenders’ “Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan”

Vietnam War Drama will be Slated for Theatrical Release LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Kriv Stenders’ (Red Dog, Boxing Day) Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan starring Travis Fimmel (Warcraft: The Beginning, “Vikings”) and Daniel Webber (The Dirt, “The Punisher”).  The biggest budget Australian movie for a decade, the film is based on an unbelievable true story.  The Vietnam war drama was written by Stuart Beattie (Pirates of the Caribbean franchise), and James Nicholas, Karel Segers, Paul Sullivan and Jack Brislee.  The film was produced by John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz for Deeper Waters Productions, alongside Martin Walsh for Red Dune Films, Stuart Beattie, Tony H. Noun, Silvio Salom for SunJive Studios, and Andrew Mann.  The film will be slated for a theatrical release. Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan takes place late afternoon August 18, 1966, in South Vietnam.  For three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and…

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Saban Films Scores “Bottom of the 9th” Starring Joe Manganiello and Sofía Vergara

Heartfelt Baseball Drama to Hit Theaters on July 19th LOS ANGELES (May 15, 2019) – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired North American rights to director/screenwriter/author/musician Raymond De Felitta’s (City Island, “Madoff”) Bottom of the 9th.  Penned by Robert Bruzio and formerly titled Stano, the heartfelt baseball drama stars Joe Manganiello (“True Blood,” Magic Mike) and Sofía Vergara (“Modern Family,” The Emoji Movie) in their magnetic joint-acting debut.  Manganiello produced with his brother Nick Manganiello under their 3:59 banner, alongside William Chartoff and Lynn Hendee.  Bottom of the 9th follows a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid, ultimately robbing him of a professional baseball career and the love of his life.  The film is slated for a theatrical bow on July 19th. “This is the excellent first joint project for Joe and Sofia and their real-life chemistry shines on screen,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley.  “Bottom of the…

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Saban Films Acquires Casey Affleck’s Post-Apocalyptic “Light of My Life”

Survival Drama Made Its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival LOS ANGELES (MARCH 29, 2019) – Saban Films has acquired U.S. rights to Academy Award® Winner Casey Affleck’s narrative feature debut, Light of My Life.  Written, directed by and starring Affleck (Manchester by the Sea, Interstellar), the dystopian survival drama also stars breakout star Anna Pniowsky (“PEN15”) and Golden Globe® Winner Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Mad Men”).  Light of My Life made its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival in the Panorama section. Light of My Life follows a father (Affleck) and child (Pniowsky) who journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has wiped out half the world’s population. As a father struggles to protect his child at all costs, their bond, and the character of humanity, is tested. “This has been a passion-driven project for the filmmakers, who have crafted a beautiful and sophisticated film, grounded with superb performances,” said Saban Films’ Bill Bromiley. “We…

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Saban Films’ CFO Shanan Becker Expands Role to COO While SVP Jonathan Saba Extends Contract

The company has released almost 60 films since its launch in May 2014, with 30 films slated to be released in 2019 LOS ANGELES (March 27, 2019) – Saban Films announced today that Chief Financial Officer Shanan Becker will expand his responsibilities and add the title of Chief Operating Officer.  Becker has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Saban Films since 2014, when he co-founded the company alongside President Bill Bromiley.  Simultaneously, the company announced that Jonathan Saba has extended his contract as Senior Vice President for the indie studio. “My partnership with Shanan has extended across most of the last decade, and I’m pleased he is taking on more responsibility as Saban Films’ growth accelerates,” said President of Saban Films Bill Bromiley.  He continued, “Jonathan has been a key driver of the company’s success and has taken on multiple roles over the years.  I’m excited that he will be with us for the foreseeable future.”   The Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company which focuses…

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Saban Films Takes Mafia Drama “Mob Town” Starring David Arquette

LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2019) – Saban Films announced today that they have acquired U.S. distribution rights to Danny A. Abeckaser’s Mob Town starring David Arquette (Scream, Never Been Kissed), Jennifer Esposito (Crash, The Affair) Robert Davi (The Expendables 3, Die Hard), PJ Byrne (Green Book, Big Little Lies) and Jamie-Lynn Sigler (Entourage, The Sopranos) along with Abeckaser (The Irishman, First We Take Brooklyn).  Previously titled Apalachin, Mob Town was written by Jon Carlo and Joe Gilford, and is produced by Abeckaser’s 2B Films. The feature is slated for a Summer 2019 release. Based in 1957, Mob Town follows local trooper Ed Croswell (Arquette) as he foils mobsters Vito Genovese (Davi) and Joseph Barbara's (Abeckaser) mafia summit in the rural town of Apalachin, New York. Croswell’s actions exposed the mob to the American public and changed the face of law enforcement forever. Saban Films negotiated the deal along with Bleiberg Entertainment on behalf of filmmakers.  Out of Sundance, Saban Films most recently announced their partnership…

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