DEJ Prods, the acquisitionand distribution arm of Blockbuster Entertainment, has bought domestic rightsto Employee Of The Month, Bull's Eye Entertainment's heist comedy starring MattDillon, Christina Applegate and Steve Zahn.
Directed by Mitch Rouse andproduced by Cathy Schulman, Bob Yari and Tom Nunan of Bull's Eye, the filmworld premiered at this year's Sundance Film Festival. It is sold here byYari's Syndicate Films.
DEJ has ramped up its filminvestment activities, picking up such high profile titles as Party Monster starring Macauley Culkin and current hit Monster starring Oscar nominee Charlize Theron. In bothinstances the films were released theatrically by independent companies. StrandReleasing handled Party Monsterand Newmarket Films has currently grossed $23.8m to date with Monster.