101 FILMS BRINGS 2020 TO A CLOSE WITH A FLURRY OF HIGH VALUE ACQUISITIONS FROM VIRTUAL AMERICAN FILM MARKET
101 Films, an Amcomri Media Group company, has confirmed all rights’ acquisition of a number of high end independent movies for release in the UK in 2021.
The headline title is Red48 (aka Red Hour) (2021), a pre-buy acquisition starring Tyrese Gibson (Fast & Furious 9), John Malkovich (Con Air) and Michael Jai-White (Dragged Across Concrete) in a thriller filmed during COVID restrictions in LA; An ex-military operative, now working as a child protective services officer, must save an immigrant child from a dangerous criminal who has trapped them, and other hostages, in a super store on Black Friday. The deal was agreed between Roman Kopelevich for Red Sea Media and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Mammon (2021) is a pre-buy acquisition from sister company 101 Films International, also part of the Amcomri Media Group and is the second title in a co-production deal with prolific producer Mike Hatton (Green Book) and his company Ton Of Hats and stars Taye Diggs (Chicago), Michael Madsen (Hateful Eight) and Jessica Uberuaga (The Fanatic). A struggling young couple Brad and Jess chasing the American dream only to realize their worst nightmare when they discover a demonic spirit in their new home. Mammon is the biblical word for the worship of wealth, and the couple discover that getting rich can come at a hefty price. The deal was agreed between Eoghan Burke for 101 Films International and Andy Lyon for 101 Films.
Homewrecker (2019) is a psychological thriller; Michelle (Alex Essoe – Dr Sleep) is a newly married thirty-something interior designer, who is guilted into making a new friend out of the forty-something Linda (Precious Chong) after one of their shared fitness classes. Convincing Michelle to stop by her house to consult on some redecorating, it’s quickly clear Linda is more than just lonely and is dangerously obsessive. Jack Campbell for Octane Entertainment and Steve Davey for 101 Films completed the deal.
Far More (2021) is a heart-warming film that tells the story of Sean (Adrian Grenier – Entourage), a successful fashion designer who hasn't seen his family in years after being rejected by his father. He returns to his hometown for a painstaking family reunion that will
take him back to his past only to rebuild his future. Josh Preston of Morph Media and Andy Lyon for 101 Films completed the deal.
Diana: The Interview That Shook The World (2021), acquired wraparound rights from newly launched sister company Abacus Media Rights, also part of the Amcomri Media Group. On 20th November 1995 BBC Panorama broadcast the scoop of the century. A candid interview with Princess Diana in which she broke every protocol exposing traumas and scandal of life in the royal household. 25 years later, this film looks at how the broadcasting event of the century was orchestrated, what the interview revealed about modern society and new insights into the psychological portrait of Diana herself. The deal was agreed between Jonathan Ford for Abacus and Andy Lyon for 101 Films.
C.I. Ape (2021), another a pre-buy acquisition; In the world of espionage, some missions require an agent with a unique set of skills, possessing not just bravery but an ability to melt even the most villainous heart. This is a job for C.I. Ape. This acquisition continues a strong, ongoing relationship between 101 Films and Ace Entertainment that has seen 5 movies acquired across 3 separate deals. The deal was agreed between Jerome Reygner-Kalfon for Ace and Andy Lyon for 101 Films.
ABOUT 101 FILMS
101 Films is one of the largest independent distributors of film in the UK. Founded in 2011, it remains one of the UK’s fastest growing independent entertainment brands having acquired over 1,000 movies in its short life and following its acquisition by Amcomri Media Group in 2016 acquired the assets of Metrodome Distribution Group adding that library along with Palisades Tartan to its roster of commercial movies. In addition to its slate of new and modern movies for all rights, 101 Films’ Black and Red physical imprint continues to reinvent, restore and re-release cult and classic films on Blu Ray. 101 Films distributes across all forms of media: physical, digital, TV, SVOD and AVOD.
ABOUT AMCOMRI MEDIA GROUP
Amcomri Media Group provides a global distribution capability for independent movie, documentary and TV series producers. Exploiting a network of distribution channels around the world, Amcomri’s companies deliver a premium, transparent and trustworthy route to market. With decades of experience across all the key media markets, the Amcomri team is fast becoming the go-to team for independent producers seeking the widest possible audience for their productions. Amcomri’s network is built on strong, trustworthy partners. Arranging strong pre-sale partners in the major markets, the teams can often provide the assurance that lenders need in order to provide production finance. Amcomri Media Group includes, 101 Films, 101 Films International, Hollywood Classics International, Amcomri Film Partners, Appreciated Media Global and the newly formed documentary, drama and non-fiction series specialist Abacus Media Rights.
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