Wednesday, 19 September 2012

K-11 included at the American Film Market (AFM)

Running time: 88 minutes

K-11 follows Raymond Saxx Jr. (Goran Visnjic), a powerful record producer who wakes from a drug-induced blackout to find himself locked up and classified "K-11." Plunged into a nightmarish world ruled by a transsexual diva named Mousey (Kate del Castillo), Raymond is truly a fish out of water. Complicating matters are a troubled young transgender named Butterfly (Portia Doubleday), a predatory child molester (Tommy 'Tiny' Lister) and the ruthless Sheriff's Deputy, Lt. Johnson (D.B. Sweeney). Ray's struggle to contact the outside world and regain his freedom seems impossible, but he must learn to navigate this new power structure if he is ever going survive and be in control of his life again.

K-11 will screen at AFM on Wednesday, Oct. 31st - 3:00 PM - AMC Santa Monica #2

The American Film Market (AFM) runs from 31 October to 7 November this year. 

In summary, the AFM is an annual event where projects can be pitched for finance as well as for distribution.

Check out their site for more details here.

Source AFM

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Intandem Films closing on finance for '10 Things I Hate About Life'

Intandem Films, the Aim-listed sales and distribution firm, is expected to complete its financing for 10 Things I Hate About Life, starring Hayley Atwell, within days.

The film, the sequel to box office hit 10 Things I Hate About You, goes into pre-production next week when preparations will be made to begin shooting.

It is written and directed by Gil Junger, who also made the first film, which starred the late Heath Ledger.

Gary Smith, Intandem chief executive, said financing for the film had been helped by changes made by the Government to the Enterprise Investment Scheme earlier this year. The scheme is designed to help smaller, high-risk companies raise funds by offering a range of tax reliefs to investors.

‘Raising the previous limit of £2million allowed per year to £5 million means it’s worthwhile doing bigger, more commercial films,’ he said.

‘We are making the films that the big studios used  to make. For instance Disney made 10 Things I Hate About You, but now they concentrate on making the blockbusters, leaving room for smaller companies  like us.’

In addition to the help from the EIS, Intandem won backing worth $1.75million (£1.2million) from the California State Lottery and raised a further $1.6million at the Cannes Film Festival.

Intandem is co-producing the film with US producer Andrew Lazar.

Intandem will carry out worldwide sales and distribute the film in Britain.

Shooting begins in Los Angeles in November and it will premiere next year.

Another Intandem film, Grassroots, will be shown at the London Film Festival next month.