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Nicolas Cage Western ‘The Old Way’ Lands U.S. Deal At Saban Films

Saban Films has acquired North American and other overseas territory rights to The Old Way, the Western from director Brett Donowho that stars Nicolas Cage. The distributor is targeting a theatrical and VOD release for the pic sometime during the fourth quarter of 2022. The deal marks the the second recent pickup of a Cage-toplined pic for Saban Films, which also snagged rights to the frontier epic Butcher’s Crossing written and directed by Gabe Polsky and starring Cage as an 1870s buffalo hunter. Read the Article

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Before Nicolas Cage Plays Dracula, He’s Getting Revenge in Western ‘The Old Way’

The Nicolas Cage movie we cannot wait to see is Universal’s Renfield, which will see Cage *finally* sinking his teeth into the role of Dracula, the most iconic of all living blood-suckers. Of course, that’s only one of many Cage movies on the horizon, including a Western titled The Old Way that’s just been acquired for U.S. release by Saban Films, Deadline reports. Read the Article Read the Tweet

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Saban Films Buys Action-Western ‘Hostile Territory’

Saban Films has picked up North American rights to writer/director Brian Presley’s action-western Hostile Territory (previously titled The Orphan Train) and is planning a theatrical release for 2022. The pic stars Matt McCoy (The Hand that Rocks the Cradle), Brea Bee (Silver Linings Playbook), Brad Leland (Deepwater Horizon), Lew Temple (The Devil’s Rejects), Craig Tate (King Richard) and Presley. Read the Article

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Saban Films Buys North America & More On Thriller ‘The Aviary’ Starring Malin Akerman

Saban Films has taken multiple rights including domestic on The Aviary, the thriller starring Billions actress Malin Akerman, and will debut in 2022. The company has picked up North America and South Africa on the pic, along with the UK and Ireland and Australia and New Zealand, which will be distributed via Saban’s local partners Altitude Media Group and Defiant Screen Entertainment respectively. Read the Article

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Marketing Leaders on Reaching Audiences Amid Streaming Content Explosion

Amid the ongoing surge in streaming content and viewing, how can marketers effectively cut through the clutter and reach audiences for their newest shows and movies? The Variety Streaming Room panel “Breakthrough Marketing to Streaming Audiences,” presented by Vizio, hosted several top marketing executives who shared their best practices and strategic thinking about making an impact in today’s crowded market. Watch the Video

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Vizio, PBS, Showtime, Discovery & Saban Execs Join Variety Film & TV Marketing Panel

Sean Booker, director of media and entertainment at VIZIO; Amy Wigler, VP of multi-platform marketing and content at PBS; Puja Vohra, exec VP of marketing and strategy at Showtime Networks; Jonathan Saba, chief content officer at Saban Films; and Vikki Neil, exec VP of global brand, originals marketing and creative at Discovery, Inc., will join a Variety film and TV marketing panel. The panel, titled “Breakthrough Marketing to Streaming Audiences,” will be moderated by Variety‘s NY Digital Editor Todd Spangler and held on Dec. 13 in the Variety Streaming Room. Read the Article

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