Monday, January 24, 2011

Margin Call -- SOLD!!!

This epic news is definitely worth a blog post by itself.

During last weekend, there were the initial rumours posted on various film-related websites about "Margin Call" 's sale of its USA distribution rights to Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate. Meanwhile, interested fans patiently waited for more news.

A few hours later, confirmation from Executive Producer Cassian Elwes arrived via Twitter.

Cassian tweeted: "The margin call distribution deal closed at 2 15am. And I couldn't sleep for a while afterwards. Just so excited for jc neal kevin rob mike."

The supportive Zachary Quinto/ Before The Door network broke out in jubilant cheers.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Margin Call Flexes Some Good Reviews

Together with its worldwide premiere at the Sundance Festival, there was a press screening on 21 January for "Margin Call". Many reviews for the indie movie then began to trickle through the interwebs.

The buzz has been picking up for the movie prior to the festival, with hoardes of distributors flocking to the screening, which was filled minutes after doors opened! There was definitely no shortage of offers from buyers for this star-studded indie film - the first one produced by our beloved bb, Zachary Quinto and his team at Before The Door.

Executive producer Cassian Elwes tweeted: "Variety loved margin call. Very good news. Multiple offers. Decisions to make."

Thursday, January 13, 2011

"Be Careful" -- More Margin Call Buzz

Hyping up the "Margin Call" buzz with its Sundance Festival premiere this month, is an exclusive poster for the occasion.

Collider had the exclusive and posted the article and poster a couple of days ago. Here's the link to the article.

I thought it was savvy that the poster didn't focus too much on the faces and names of the acting luminaries that seem to be crowding the cast list. I mean, after all, these names already speak for themselves. And with a simple poster like this, it goes to show how much the producers and marketing team are more eager to highlight *the story* of the movie.

This must reflect something about the script that seems to be creating some excitement amongst the industry folks.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Margin Call To Go Sundance-ing

As you all might already know (.. well, unless you have been living thousands of feet underground in caves with some grumpy dwarves.... ), "Margin Call", the first movie produced by production company Before The Door, and directed by newcomer J.C .Chandor, is one of the films showing at the Sundance Festival 2011.

This is super exciting news for those who have been stalking ... er.. following Zachary Quinto's endeavours post-"Heroes" and BTD's list of projects.