|By Marketwire .||
|September 4, 2012 08:26 PM EDT||
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 09/04/12 -- The independent film, television and digital media company, Enderby Entertainment has inked a deal with Viva Pictures and Uncork'd Entertainment to produce four Tony-Seven Films projects in conjunction with a current horror series to include 15 films for 2013.
Following a successful partnership on the independent paranormal thriller No Tell Motel, Viva Pictures and Uncork'd Entertainment have made a firm commitment with Enderby Entertainment co-partners Rick Dugdale (About Cherry) and Daniel Petrie, Jr. (Beverly Hills Cop) to produce more films. In the agreement, it is stated that Viva Pictures and Uncork'd Entertainment will present the Tony-Seven Films productions to the U.S. and Canada, and Enderby Entertainment will orchestrate financing through their genre fund, Farm Team Investment Fund.
"The immediate success of No Tell Motel in VOD carriage markets and in retail, with placement in coveted real estate like Redbox, makes us delighted to have Enderby and Tony-Seven as proven partners for this new program," said Victor Elizalde, president of Viva Pictures.
"When I saw No Tell Motel, it was apparent Enderby was committed to making quality movies, with interesting stories and solid production values, and I wanted to partner with them," stated Keith Leopard, president of Uncork'd Entertainment.
The first film to be produced from the deal will be Blood Shed, written and created by 2010 Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting Competition Quarterfinalist and 2011 UCLA Screenwriting Contest Finalist, Patrick Hasson who will serve as film's director, along with co-director Juan Carlos Saizarbortia. The script is loosely based on the true events of a homeless loner who moves into a self-storage facility inhabited by a community of bizarre squatters until they are locked in for the night with a deranged female who hunts them down in search of her lost child. The film will shoot in the fall of 2012.
In development for the second slot under the deal is an as-yet untitled thriller written by Todd Ireland based on a true story set in the frozen mountains of Siberia.
No Tell Motel will be released VOD and on DVD on Oct. 9. In addition to the Horror Series, Enderby Entertainment's genre division, Tony-Seven Films will be releasing other films in 2012 including Vile on Sept. 11, The Speak on Oct. 9, and A Haunting at Silver Falls (date TBA).
About Enderby Entertainment
Los Angeles-based Enderby Entertainment, an independent film, television and digital media company, with an old-fashioned emphasis on storytelling from the creative side and transparency from the financial side, was founded in 2006 by partners Rick Dugdale and Academy Award Nominee Daniel Petrie Jr. Recently, Enderby Entertainment's independent drama About Cherry, starring James Franco and Heather Graham, was released VOD nationwide by IFC Films and will be in theaters Sept. 21. In addition, Enderby Entertainment is currently developing the action thriller The Storm to be directed by Walter Hill, the surfing thriller Dawn Patrol to be directed by Daniel Petrie Jr., the World War II thriller Peace to be directed by Academy Award Winner Robert Port (co-executive producer, Numb3rs), the comedy 50 Yard Line to be directed by Jay Karas (co-executive producer, After Lately), and the comedy Divorce Party. For more information, visit www.EnderbyEntertainment.com.
About Uncork'd Entertainment
Uncork'd Entertainment was founded in 2012 by Keith Leopard, an industry veteran with more than 23 years of experience in purchasing, acquisitions, merchandising, marketing and analysis of major studio and independent supplier to the home entertainment market. No Tell Motel is their initial release.
About Viva Pictures
Viva Pictures is a leader in multi-media distribution of high quality star-driven films with award-winning casts and talent. Recent releases include A Matador's Mistress starring Penelope Cruz and Adrien Brody, The Chosen One starring Rob Schneider and Steve Buscemi, and Visioneers starring Zach Galifianakis. In 2011, Viva Pictures developed its own Digital Copy delivery platform on par with that of major motion picture studios and licenses that service out to independent film distributors. Upcoming releases include Top Cat the Movie, Foodfight! with Charlie Sheen and Eva Longoria, and Back to The Sea 3D.
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