Less than two months after leaving the Weinstein fold, Tom Quinn and Jason Janego have resurfaced with a new partnership with Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League to distribute Where To Invade Next.
The venture, the name and details of which are expected to be revealed shortly, marks a notable return to the fray for Quinn and Janego, who quit RADiUS in August after four years in the job.
The film will get a theatrical release in December. Further details will further illuminate what is expected to be an unorthodox strategy given the track records of the three partners.
“Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year,” said the three executives. “We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.”
“It is clear to me that they want to forge something new for a new century,” said Moore of the trio, whom he described as a “cinematic dream team.”
Moore continued: “They decided it was time to rethink the way movies are made, doing it with filmmakers who create their best work in a supportive environment, unfettered by a traditional studio system.
“I believe that Tom, Jason, and Tim, are poised to revolutionise film distribution by creating an entirely different moviegoing experience for the audience.”
Where To Invade Next premiered to mixed reviews in Toronto earlier in the month and finds Moore on a journey of discovery to identify best-practice policies from around the world that the US might be able to adopt.
WME Global represented rights and had also fielded interest during the festival from Lionsgate and Netflix, among others.