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Viva takes North America rights to 'The Unbidden'

26 April 2016 7:22 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Viva Pictures has acquired North America rights to Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden, following its world premiere at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival last week.

International rights to the film were acquired by Korea’s 9ers Entertainment earlier this month.

Described as the first female-driven Asian American supernatural thriller, The Unbidden stars Tamlyn Tomita (The Joy Luck Club), Julia Nickson (Rambo), Amy Hill (50 First Dates), Elizabeth Sung (The Joy Luck Club) and Michelle Krusiec (Saving Face).

The story follows a mystery novelist who believes she is being haunted and holds a dinner party for her friends, where the group is taken hostage by a gun-wielding stranger.

The film is produced by Charles Lei of Beijing-based Thunder Communications International, along with Us-based Stanley Yung, NaRhee Ahn and Lee. Lee’s previous directing credits include White Frog and The People I’ve Slept With.

“As highlighted in the recent 60 Minutes story, Rising in the »

- lizshackleton@gmail.com (Liz Shackleton)

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La Asian Pacific 2016: The Unbidden, Ambitious And Unnerving Frights

22 April 2016 9:30 PM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

A woman sleeps alone at night. Her bed sheets begin to move, awakening her. Is she imagining things? Or is she under attack by a supernatural creature? Quentin Lee's ambitiously unnerving The Unbidden refuses to play by the rules for scary movies, especially the ones that have been established since Wes Craven's Scream gave slasher flicks a jolt some 20 years ago. NaRhee Ahn's original screenplay sets up a world that is sincerely spooky, inhabited by characters who are not. Lauren (Tamlyn Tomita) lives alone in a house that's big enough to harbor secrets. The morning after her restless night, she decides to get together with three longtime friends. It's the anniversary of something troubling to her and she feels the need to confront it,...

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China’s Thunder Communications Expands International Strategy (Exclusive)

13 April 2016 10:46 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Korean sales agency Niners Entertainment has picked up global rights outside North America to “The Unbidden,” the latest film from China’s Thunder Communications International and Quentin Lee, director of “The People I’ve Slept With.”

The Unbidden” which is pitched as the first female-driven, Asian-American supernatural thriller, stars Tamlyn Tomita (“Teen Wolf,” “The Joy Luck Club”), Julia Nickson (“Rambo,” TV’s “Noble House”), Amy Hill (“50 First Dates,” “Lilo & Stitch”), Elizabeth Sung (“The Joy Luck Club”) and Michelle Krusiec (“Saving Face,” “The Invitation”.) It will have its world premiere next week at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

The story sees a mystery writer haunted by the ghost of a tortured, bloodied man. She and her friends are held hostage by another man while they are in the middle of a séance trying to get rid of the ghost. “The Unbidden” is Niners Enertainment’s first English language acquisition. »

- Patrick Frater

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Round-Up: Zombie with Spinning Worms Pin, Hardcore Henry TV Spot, The Unbidden Trailer

4 March 2016 8:44 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Cavity Colors has gone interactive with their latest enamel pin. The worms festering in this poor zombie’s rotting eye socket can be spun with a flick of your wrist! Also in this round-up: a new TV spot for Hardcore Henry and a new trailer for Quentin Lee’s The Unbidden.

Zombie Enamel Pin: “It’S Going To Eat You!

Our first action pin! Use your finger to spin the maggots! Gross out all of your friends!

* Features Spinning Maggots inside the eye socket *

High-quality soft enamel pin with a Black Nickel Finish

Double rubber clutch on the back for secure attachment

Cavitycolors logo on the back

First pressing – Only 200 Available

Art By: Aaron Cavitycolors

Size: Approx 2 inches tall

Shipping: Currently In Production – Ships in approx. 5 – 7 days – $ 12.00.”

To learn more about the new zombie enamel pin, visit Cavity Colors’ website.

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Hardcore Henry: “Strap in. Hardcore Henry is one of »

- Tamika Jones

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Paramount tunes into German fund

14 February 2016 9:00 PM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Berlin Station will be the first series to benefit from the new fund.

Paramount Television’s Berlin Station is set to become the first international TV series to benefit from the recently created German Motion Picture Fund (Gmpf).

This was revealed by David Goldman, Paramount’s Evp Business Affairs and Strategy at a panel on international TV series organised by Mpa and media lawyers Morrison Foerster in Berin at the weekend ahead of the Efm’s second edition of its Drama Series Days which kicks off today (Monday).

The 10-part spy series by Paramount and Anonymous Content for Epix has been shooting in Berlin since last autumn with a cast including Rhys Ifans, Richard Armitage, Richard Jenkins and Tamlyn Tomita.

“We have had a very good experience with Studio Babelsberg and the German crews have been fantastic,” Anonymous Content’s Luke Rivett added.

The $11.2m Gmpf incentive scheme, which can pay out up to 20% of eligible German »

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