Studio teams with YouTube stars on day-and-date launch
- Lionsgate has picked up distribution rights from Collective Digital Studio to Natural Born Pranksters starring YouTube pranksters VitalyzdTV, Roman Atwood and Dennis Roady. Lionsgate will release the film day-and-date in theatres, via EST and VOD in early 2016.
- Momentum Pictures has acquired all North American rights from AMBI Distribution to the feature film All Roads Lead To Rome. Ella Lemhagen directed the rom-com that stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Raoul Bova and Paz Vega. Josh Appignanesi and Cindy Myers co-wrote the screenplay. All Roads Lead To Rome will open day-and-date theatrically and on digital in 2016.
- Patriot Pictures CEO Michael Mendelsohn is preparing to start production this month on comedy Chocolate City 2: Vegas Battle. Viacom’s Paramount and BET acquired Chocolate City, Jean-Claude LaMarre will direct the sequel, described as being in the vein of the Magic Mike and Bring It On franchises. Mendelsohn produces and finances via his Patriot Pictures and Union Patriot Capital Management. The story centres on a crew of male strippers who reunite to win a contest in Sin City. Michael Jai White, Vivica A Fox and Robert Ri’chard star.