Archive for January, 2008


“Spine Tingler!” At Slamdance

January 20, 2008

AUTOMAT PICTURES‘ documentary feature film “SPINE TINGLER! THE WILLIAM CASTLE STORY” screens at Slamdance Film Festival Tuesday, January 22nd at 10:45 pm.


“Hollywood Uncensored” Television Show

January 18, 2008

Our client PierceTV, LLC’s show “HOLLYWOOD UNCENSORED” is profiled in HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.


The international rights to the program are represented by ALFRED HABER DISTRIBUTION, INC.


Sundance Screenings

January 17, 2008

Our client’s film “A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK & SEXY” is screening at the SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL on the following days: Sat. January 19, 5:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre; Sun. January 20, 8:30am, Library Center Theatre; Sun. January 20, 4:30pm, Broadway Centre Cinemas VI; Fri. January 25, 5:30pm, Prospector Square Theatre; Sat. January 26, 9:00pm, Screening Room.

Congratulations to Writer/Director/Producer DENNIS DORTCH and everyone involved with the film. STEVEN C. BEER represents the film for worldwide sales.

Read the Variety REVIEW.



Creative Film/TV/Music Distribution Models

January 11, 2008

PETER BRODERICK is a film and media consultant advising companies regarding sales and marketing. His BULLETIN (issue #5) analyzes a new distribution model utilized by the band Radiohead and how it can relate to film distribution.

You can also listen to a PODCAST interview with Eric Bassett, managing partner of Absurda (which handles all of DAVID LYNCH’S interactive properties), who managed the 2006/2007 alternative distribution release of David Lynch’s digital feature, INLAND EMPIRE. Eric discusses the alternative release strategy for the film.



January 7, 2008

Congratulations to our client, writer/director Alex Ferrari, for completing the animated short companion piece to his feature length script entitled “Red Princess Blues.”

The animated short is voiced by Paula Garces (Harold and Kumar 1 & 2, FX’s The Shield) and can be viewed HERE.

More information about “Red Princess Blues” is HERE.

More information about Alex’s company Numb Robot is HERE.

More information about Alex’s company The Enigma Factory is HERE and information about Alex’s short film “Broken” is HERE.



UPDATE: C.T.E. Productions, Inc. v. Newmark/Echelon Entertainment Group, LLC

January 3, 2008

We previously reported that our client C.T.E. Productions, Inc. won its arbitration claim against Newmark/Echelon Entertainment Group, LLC (“Newmark”). Paul Battista confirmed the arbitration award with the Los Angeles County Superior Court and then filed a motion claiming that Mr. Eric Louzil should be named as “an additional judgment debtor” because he is the “alter ego” of Newmark.

On December 4, 2007, the Honorable Zaven V. Sinanian signed an order granting the motion to “pierce the corporate veil” of Newmark. Mr. Eric Louzil is now personally liable for the $51,674.50 judgment jointly with Newmark.

Read the Judgment and Motion:motion-judgment-debtor.pdf

We continue the process of securing the judgment.


HBFF Film Finance & Distribution Summit 2008

January 3, 2008

Mychal Wilson will moderate a panel at the 2008 HBFF Film Finance & Distribution Summit. Information & Registration can be found HERE.