How does that tail feel between your legs there, buddy!
You may not recall, but Kevin Smith pissed off a lot of people at Sundance this past year when he bought the distribution rights for his own movie Red State at the festival after staging a huge auction for it. He paid himself quiet handsomely too - a whole $20 bucks - and then ventured off on a tour with the film across the country. He made a cool million off the venture, but now he's in need of a bigger company with more pull to take his thriller to the next level.
That's why, today, Lionsgate signed a deal with Kevin that gives the company the rights to distribute the title on all packaged media including video on demand, subscription video on demand, electronic sell-through and TV in the US. Kevin retains the theatrical rights, but there is still a lot of money to be made in the other platforms, so its a smart deal.
The film is scheduled to be released on multiple platforms in September followed by packaged media before year's end.
Did any of U see Red State during its 15 stop tour? What did U think?
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