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Acquisitions round-up: Magnolia, Drafthouse Films

2 April 2015 1:51 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Magnolia Pictures has taken all North American rights to Rick Alverson’s Entertainment, while in a separate deal Drafthose Films will distribute The World Of Kanako in North America.

Entertainment (pictured) stars Gregg Turkington, John C Reilly, Tye Sheridan, Michael Cera and Amy Seimetz and just screened as the closing night selection of New Directors/New Films.

Turkington plays an aging comedian on tour in the California desert who tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter.

Alverson, Turkington and Tim Heidecker co-wrote the screenplay and Ryan Zacarias produced with Ryan Lough, George Rush, Brooke Bernard, Alverson, Patrick Hibler and Alex Lipschultz.

The film premiered in Sundance and is a Jagjaguwar, Nomadic Independence and Made Bed Production in association with Arts + Labor, Autumn Productions, Epic Pictures Group and Complex Corporation.

Magnolia svp of acquisitions Dori Begley and vp of acquisitions John Von Thaden brokered the deal with Cinetic Media.

Drafthouse Films has acquired North American rights to [link »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Magnolia Pictures Lands Sundance Comedy ‘Entertainment’ (Exclusive)

2 April 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Magnolia Pictures has acquired North American distribution rights to the dark comedy “Entertainment,” Variety has learned.

The film, directed by Rick Alverson (who previously made 2012’s “The Comedy”), follows an aging comedian (Gregg Turkington) as he performs at a string of underwhelming venues starting in Bakersfield, Calif. The trek unfolds with a supporting cast of John C. Reilly, Michael Cera, Tye Sheridan and Amy Seimetz.

Entertainment” premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and later screened at SXSW and as the closing night of New Directors/New Films, to good reviews. As Scott Foundas, Variety’s chief film critic, wrote earlier this year: “Alverson’s fourth feature is singular stuff, and it reconfirms the director as one of the true bold voice in the all-too-homogenous U.S. indie film scene … ‘Entertainment’ should have no trouble finding a fervent cult to call its own.”

The producers on the film are Ryan Zacarias, »

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