101 Films, an Amcomri Media Group company, has confirmed all rights acquisitions of a significant slate of movies for release in the UK in 2022.
97 Minutes (2022) is a pre-buy acquisition of a race-against-time thriller starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Vikings), Alec Baldwin (Mission: Impossible Fallout) and Myana Buring (Kill List).
A hijacked 767 will crash in just 97 minutes when its fuel runs out. Against the strong will of NSA Deputy Toyin, NSA Director Hawkins prepares to have the plane shot down before it does any catastrophic damage on the ground, leaving the fate of the innocent passengers in the hands of Alex, an undercover Interpol agent who has been embedded in the terrorist cell.
The deal was agreed between Jamie Thompson for ORWO Studios and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Survive (2020) is a tension-filled survival thriller starring Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones, X-Men: Dark Phoenix) and Corey Hawkins (Kong: Skull Island, BlacKkKlansmann). Originally released on Quibi as a 12-part short-episode TV series, it is now presented as a 90-minute feature film. When their plane crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain, Jane and Paul have to fight for their lives as the only remaining survivors. Together they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness.
The deal was agreed between Michaela Johnson-Carroll for Gunpowder & Sky and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Dear Elizabeth (aka Eat Wheaties!) (2020) is a comedy starring Tony Hale (Arrested Development, Veep), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs), Alan Tudyk (Star Wars: RogueOne), Paul Walter Hauser (I, Tonya) and Elisha Cuthbert (24).
An offbeat new comedy from Scott Abramovitch. Based on Michael Kun’s 2003 novel The Locklear Letters, Hale plays an overeager marketing manager who attempts to prove he knew the actress Elizabeth Banks in college lead to his life and friendships to spiral out of control
The deal was agreed between Clay Epstein for Film Mode and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Christmas in the Caribbean (2022) is a pre-buy deal of a seasonal rom-com starring Elizabeth Hurley (Austin Powers), Stephanie Beacham (Dynasty) and Caroline Quentin (Bridgerton). Hopeless romantic Rachel’s wedding dreams are shattered when she catches her groom high-tailing it out of the church minutes before they say “I do.” After getting jilted at the altar, Rachel and her two best friends take her scheduled Caribbean Christmas honeymoon where she unexpectedly finds true love under the sun.
The deal was agreed between Karinne Behr for MSR and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
The Slavs (2021) is a Slovak/Ukranian fantasy adventure 12-part TV series set in the 7th Century, and follows the lives of the occupants of the Carpathian basin, at the time before the union of Slav tribes. The plot takes place at the neighboring forts Big table and Furnau, which need each other for trade but the power interests and the pressure from the incoming Avar marauders will put them into conflict.
The deal was agreed between JD Beaufils for VMI and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Defining Moments (2021) is the final film of film legend and Smokey and the Bandit star Burt Reynolds. A comedy also starring Graham Greene (Dances With Wolves) and Sienna Guillory (Fortitude). Defining Moments is a highly comedic film about that one single moment in time that changes you from who you were to who you'll be.
The deal was agreed between JD Beaufils for VMI and Andy Lyon for 101 Films.
Tell No One (2006) is an award-winning, French mystery thriller. An accidental discovery near a doctor's estate stirs up some painful memories eight years after his wife's hideous murder, and now, things are bound to take a turn for the unexpected. Does the good doctor know more than he's letting on?
Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005) is a classic 21st Century western directed by and starring Tommy Lee Jones, which also stars Barry Pepper (Private Ryan), January Jones (Mad Men), Dwight Yoakam (Panic Room) and Melissa Leo (The Fighter). A man is shot and quickly buried in the high desert of west Texas. The body is found and reburied in Van Horn's town cemetery. Pete Perkins, a local ranch foreman, kidnaps a Border Patrolman and forces him to disinter the body. With his captive in tow and the body tied to a mule, Pete undertakes a dangerous and quixotic journey into Mexico
The deal for these two titles was agreed between Emel Laks for Europacorp and Steve Davey for 101 Films.
Oppenheimer (1980) is a BAFTA winning TV series starring Oscar nominated Sam Waterston (The Killing Fields, Great Gatsby) as the father of the Atomic Bomb; Biography of the American physicist who led the U.S. effort to develop the atomic bomb during World War II, only to find himself suspected as a security risk in the 1950s because of his increasing ambivalence about the effect of his life's work. The release of this title will coincide with the theatrical release of the new Christopher Nolan film Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy, Robert Downey Jr, Emily Blunt and Florence Pugh.
The deal was agreed between Matthew Grace for the BBC and Steve Davey 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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