Los Angeles, CA – November 8, 2014 – It was announced today that ARC Entertainment has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s thriller “The Barber” (formerly known as “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”) in a deal worth mid-six figures.
“The Barber” will have both a theatrical and premium VOD release through ARC Entertainment, with the distributor eyeing a spring 2015 release date.
A suspenseful, character-driven thriller with a twist, “The Barber” examines two men fixated on what triggers the enormity of evil: a father whose life is destroyed in pursuit of a monster, a son caught in a deadly charade as he tries to unravel his father’s obsession.
Starring opposite Scott Glenn are Chris Coy (“Deliver Us From Evil,” HBO’s “True Blood,” AMC’s “The Walking Dead”), Stephen Tobolowsky (“Memento,” “Groundhog Day,” “Buried”), Olivia Taylor Dudley (“Transcendence,” “Chernobyl Diaries”) and Kristen Hager (“Wanted,” Syfy’s “Being Human”).
The film was directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies from a script by Max Enscoe.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s Travis Knox (“The Bucket List”) produced “The Barber.” Bob Yari and William Immerman are executive producers.
“The Barber” is the first film to originate from Chapman Filmed Entertainment – the first-of-its-kind film production company run through Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts. The company is a sustainable, fully-functioning independent film production company designed to produce three to four micro-budget pictures per year.
Bob Bassett, head of Chapman Filmed Entertainment and Dean of Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, said “The ARC team has a keen understanding of the target audiences who will love this film and are astute at reaching them in unique ways resulting in great connectivity with viewers and a mutually beneficial relationship for our companies. We’re thrilled that ARC will be the home for ‘The Barber.”
“Basel Owies and Max Enscoe bring an extraordinary style and vision to this suspenseful thriller,” said ARC Entertainment’s Scott Moesta. “We’re very excited to be working with our new partner and for the opportunity to expose and promote ‘The Barber’ to a wide audience.”
ARC Entertainment’s Scott Moesta negotiated the acquisition with Robbie Little of The Little Film Company, who is handling worldwide sales.
The film is having its market debut at the American Film Market (AFM) where The Little Film Company is screening it to buyers for the first time.
About ARC Entertainment
ARC Entertainment provides brand marketing, retail strategy, physical distribution and sales services for consumer products, with an emphasis on entertainment-based products. ARC Entertainment is a “solutions based” distribution company. ARC Entertainment’s un-paralleled relationships with national retailers, coupled with strong sales and marketing expertise, enables ARC Entertainment to explore unique programs and business models for its content partners. The Company develops creative and profitable retail marketing programs by connecting Intellectual Property and Content owners directly with retailers. This enables ARC Entertainment to truly align content development, investment and distribution with the requirements of retailers and their customers.
ARC Entertainment monetizes Content in multiple revenue streams including; DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, Electronic Sell-Through, Streaming, VOD, PPV, Pay and Free TV. ARC Entertainment is led by a seasoned management team with significant experience in brand building, retail execution and sales force management.
About Chapman Filmed Entertainment
The current constraints of the traditional economic models of independent filmmaking, combined with enhanced and increasingly accessible technology, allow Chapman Filmed Entertainment to take advantage of the production and social media talents of the new era of young filmmakers and storytellers.
Employing a unique hybrid of Dodge College post-graduates and a select group of established industry professionals, the productions are designed to keep costs low while maintaining high creative standards and to serve as a means of building a bridge into the industry for talented Dodge College students and alumni.
Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s executive team is led by CEO Bob Bassett (Dean of Dodge College) and key Dodge College faculty including Travis Knox, formerly senior vice president of Storyline and executive producer of ”The Bucket List,” who handles all development and production for the company while Barbara Doyle, a former production executive with Tri-Star, oversees physical production.
About The Little Film Company
The Little Film Company—owned by Robbie and Ellen Little — is a worldwide motion picture sales and marketing company which also finances, executive produces and distributes independent motion pictures. In addition, The Little Film Company consults for diverse media companies.
Films the company is currently exec-producing and selling, include: “Northern Soul,” directed by Elaine Constantine, with Elliot Langridge, Joshua Whitehouse and Steve Coogan; “John Doe: Vigilante,” starring Jamie Bamber; “The Third Half,” directed by Darko Mitrevski; “The Last Station,” directed by Michael Hoffman, with Helen Mirren, James McAvoy and Christopher Plummer; “It Might Get Loud,” directed by Davis Guggenheim, featuring The Edge, Jimmy Page, and Jack White; and “The Eye of the Storm,” directed by Fred Schepisi, with Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and Judy Davis. The Little Film Company also exec-produced Gavin Hood’s “Tsotsi” which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film.
For more information on The Little Film Company please visit www.thelittlefilmcompany.com