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.
This made "Margin Call" the second film to be sold during the Sundance Festival. The first being "Like Crazy", which incidentally stars "Star Trek (2009)" alumni Anton Yelchin.
The "Margin Call" sale heralds many good things for those involved with the project. With the sale of the movie to these distributors, this ensures that a wider audience could be reached within the USA. And with that, the positive hype will naturally flow around the globe.
Here are some website links that might interest you regarding the distribution deal:
- Los Angeles Times
The last link has rather interesting background information on how the deal might have gone down.
For those who are curious, Myriad Pictures already has the distribution deal for "Margin Call" internationally.
Being the pro that he is, Zach was performing his 150th show for the play "Angels in America" in NYC when the deal was sealed. He hopped on a plane to Utah soon after, to justifiably celebrate with his close friends and partners.
As a fan, I can't help but feel proud of the boyz even if I have nothing to do with the movie directly. This was mainly because the Before The Door team has so kindly kept us fans in the loop about the indie movie's progress - from the announcement that the movie was going ahead, to its actual on-set filming, and then to its premiere at the Sundance.
Seeing the news that the movie was sold in a lucrative deal to Roadside Attractions and Lionsgate was the icing on the cake.
It has been said that "Margin Call" may be targetting for a USA release around 3rd quarter of 2011, with an aim to gear up for the Oscars.
Again - This is just such SUPER NEWS.
And I'm still feeling very happy and bouncy about it :D
Zach, BTD - you guys totally deserve this!