Archive for the ‘Clients’ Category


“Frame of Mind” Airs On the Showtime Network

July 20, 2010



October 21, 2008

Congratulations to Dennis Dortch, Director of “A Good Day To Be Black & Sexy”, who has been nominated as BREAKTHROUGH DIRECTOR in the IFP Gotham Independent Film Awards taking place December 2, 2008 in New York City.

The first major awards of the film season, the Gotham Awards™ are juried and provide critical early recognition to worthy independent films. Past winners include JUNO (2007), HALF NELSON (2006), JUNEBUG (2005), all of which went on to numerous awards and Oscar™ nominations for their stars — Ellen Page, Ryan Gosling, and Amy Adams, respectively.

A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY will screen at the 2008 AFI Film Festival on November 5th and November 7th.

African-American writer-director Dennis Dortch’s smart, sensuous debut explores the ever-shifting balance of power in the tug of war between the genders. Set in Los Angeles over the course of one day, the film is composed of six vignettes about the intimate territory of sexual desire as played out in bedrooms, kitchens and the back seats of cars. Dortch’s take on black sexuality bears no trace of the old stereotypes as defined and analyzed in Donald Bogle’s seminal Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mamies & Bucks, a critical work on the history of black stereotypes in Hollywood. Instead, Dortch’s characters are dynamic, his dialogue raw and relaxed, and his visual aesthetic seductive. Some of the scenes are hilarious, most are familiar to romantics of any color, and Dortch elicits great performances from the strong women he has cast—Kathryn Taylor, Chonte Harris, Mylika Davis and Emily Liu. As much as the filmmaking draws, in style and attitude, from wonderful sources—there are nods to Melvin Van Peebles, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Spike Lee, French and Italian auteurs and ’90s independents—Dortch has crafted an original, irreverent and fresh American independent film.


El Evangelista In Stores May 20th

May 20, 2008

Congratulations to the creative team of “El Evangelista” for the DVD release of the film on May 2oth.


Comic-Con, Cannes and HollyShorts Screenings of the Short Film “Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence”

May 9, 2008

Congratulations to the creative team of Red Princess Blues Animated: The Book of Violence which will screen at Comic-Con, Cannes Film Festival and HollyShorts.

Digital Arts magazine recently featured the making of the short film.


“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.