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ITN Distribution, Inc. has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller BLACK ROSE

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on April 6, 2017 by Michael S. Moore

 

HOLLYWOOD, April 5, 2017 – ITN Distribution, Inc. has acquired North American rights to the action/thriller BLACK ROSE, starring international action star Alexander Nevsky  (Showdown in Manila). Written by Brent Huff (Chasing Beauty) and George Saunders (The Hunt for Red October), the film was also directed by Nevky. The cast includes Kristanna Loken (Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines), Adrian Paul (Highlander: Endgame), Robert Davi (Expendables 3) and Matthias Hues (Dark Angel).  ITN Distribution will be releasing BLACK ROSE in theaters on April 28, 2017.  ITN Distribution’s President Stuart Alson made the announcement today.

“We’re excited to bring this action-filled thriller to the big screen,” said Alson. “The film leads audiences to many twists and turns, sending them on a thrilling ride.”  

A Russian Police Major (Alexander Nevsky) is enlisted by the LAPD to help solve a series of gruesome murders perpetrated against young women by a sadistic sociopathic killer on the mean streets of Hollywood.

Nevsky is a former Mr. Universe and an established movie star in Russia.  He is based in Los Angeles and his credits include Moscow Heat, Undisputed, Treasure Raiders, Somewhere and the upcoming film Maximum Impact. Nevsky represents Russia as a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

BLACK ROSE is produced by Nevsky through his production company Hollywood Storm and is executive produced by Sheldon Lettich (Max) and Robert Madrid (Half Past Dead 2).  

Alson negotiated the deal on behalf of ITN Distribution along with Nevsky on behalf of the filmmakers. BLACK ROSE is a theatrical box office hit in Russia. CIS, which has the film’s foreign sales rights, has sold BLACK ROSE to 22 countries already.

ABOUT ITN DISTRIBUTION

ITN Distribution, Inc. is a leading independent film distribution company that specializes in high-quality and star-driven independent films for the domestic and international TV, VOD, DVD and theatrical markets. ITN releases more than 24 films per year with ITN’s connection to all major retailers and rentals in North America, such as Redbox, NetFlix, Wal-Mart, Amazon Prime, Best Buy, iTunes and Video-On-Demand (VOD). ITN produces, distributes and acquires films worldwide.  

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XLRATOR MEDIA & INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS ANNOUNCE PACT TO PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE ACTION-THRILLER SLATE GLOBALLY

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 31, 2016 by Michael S. Moore

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XLRATOR MEDIA & INDUSTRYWORKS STUDIOS ANNOUNCE PACT TO PRODUCE AND DISTRIBUTE ACTION-THRILLER SLATE GLOBALLY

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2016) – XLrator Media (Jimi: All is By My Side, The Machine) and IndustryWorks Studios (American Mary) have announced a three-picture production slate of action-thrillers, which they will co-produce and distribute worldwide. XLrator Media will handle domestic distribution on its “TURBO” action label. IndustryWorks Studios will release the films in Canada and was selling international rights at Cannes.

The two companies recently collaborated on the award-winning horror film and cult classic American Mary and the action-thriller Wrecker which were produced by IndustryWorks and released in the U.S. by XLrator Media. The co-production partnership follow’s XLrator Media’s recently announced slates of action films with RNR Entertainment and sci-fi thrillers with New Artists Alliance.

“After our successful releases of American Mary and Wrecker, we are pleased to join forces once again with the talented production team at IndustryWorks Studios for a new slate of action-thrillers for our high-energy TURBO label. This co-production deal represents another milestone in our strategy of providing efficiently budgeted, elevated content to the global marketplace,” said XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

The first film in the three-picture slate is the supernatural thriller RESIDUE, written and directed by Rusty Nixon (Candiland), starring Costas Mandylor (Saw) and Taylor Hickson (Deadpool), which will be released in early 2017. The other films are PLAYTIME, to be directed by Micheal Bafaro (Wrecker), and the futuristic action thriller FUSE.

“We’re excited to continue working with XLrator Media and create content audiences will enjoy,”’ said IndustryWorks VP Marketing Caterina Scrivano.

The deal was negotiated by Caterina Scrivano and John Curtis on behalf of Evan Tylor and IndustryWorks Studios with Barry Gordon and Michel Urich on behalf of XLrator Media.

 

Cornered is appearing at the Capital City Black Film Festival in Austin TX!

Posted in Aaron Alexander, Bobby Hernandez, Donald Brooks Jr, Michael Moore with tags on July 24, 2015 by Michael S. Moore

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Kiai-Kick Film’s “Cornered” among lineup at Third Annual Capital City Black Film Festival and Historical Harlem Lights! Awards Show

Austin,TX – July 23, 2015 –Kiai-Kick Films announced today that its martial arts action short film Cornered has been invited to the third annual Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF), an Austin, Texas-based organization dedicated to films written or directed and produced by Blackfilmmakers, films with Black actors in principle roles or that are about Black characters,subject matter or issues related to the Black community.

“Cornered” is a martial arts 90’s style actioner about Austin super cop Adam Matrix, who finds himself running a gauntlet of lethal fighters in order to save a young woman and keep a superweapon out of the hands of Texas underworld boss Kellogg Deveroux.

Cornered is among 60 films that will be shown throughout the three-day festival that includes networking, panel discussions, workshops, dynamic film screenings and parties.

“I am incredibly happy that Cornered will be a part of the Capital City Black Film Festival.”, says director Michael S. Moore, “Cornered features something sorely missing from action cinema: an African-American hero in a genre of film that needs more heroes of color. I was blessed to work with a talented and diverse cast and crew.”

The Festival will begin this year with Harlem Lights!, which includes a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the show starting at 7:30 p.m., August 13, 2015 at the Palmer Events Center in Austin,TX. Harlem Lights! highlights the history of Austin Area African Americans in film, will feature live music, rare photographs, film clips, local actors and will be hosted by film, television and theater veteran Julius Tennon. This historical presentation honors Austin’s own Harlem Theater and lifetime achievement awards will be given to Austin’s own Tennon, actress, comedian, music performer “Damita Jo” LeBlanc, and jazz musician Gil Askey, one of the architects of the famous Motown sound.

“This year’s films represent the rich talent we have in this country and around the world both in front of and behind to camera,” said Winston G. Williams, Executive Director of CCBFF.

Tennon, Co-President and Producer of JuVee Productions, and his wife, award-winning actress Viola Davis, have been supporters of CCBFF since its inception because they felt having a Black film presence in Austin was long overdue.

“Black films are important because they give African-American artists a place to showcase their work to our community, and to the wider communities across the country,” said Tennon.

“They serve to shine a light on our stories and struggles, but more importantly, our success. They show that we are a force, and what we have to say stands for something.”

Each year CCBFF has used opening night to elevate the arts. This year local, influential organizations are adding to the prestige, including partnerships with the Austin History Center, the Texas Preservation of Black History Project and the African American Cultural Heritage District.

After a tremendous inaugural year in September 2013 and experiencing unexpected growth in 2014, CCBFF continues to grow, going from two to five screens with a diverse slate of feature films, documentary/feature films, short films, documentary/short films and music videos. The film ratings will range from G through the maximum of R.

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For more information or to arrange interviews, please contact:

Media Contact: Michael S Moore (michaelmooreproductions@gmail.com)

Media Contact: CCBFF

Andrea Anderson

A Signature Group

Anderson.andrea7@gmail.com

214-334-7165

Event: Capital City Black Film Festival

When: Thursday, August 13, 2015, Friday, August 14, 2015, and

Saturday, August 15, 2015.

Where: Palmer Events Center 900 Barton Springs Road, Austin, Texas

78704

Buy Tickets: http://www.capcitybff.com/tickets

About the Capital City Black Film Festival:

http://www.capcitybff.com

Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) is a Texas film festival based in Austin, the Capital of Texas. The festival’s goal is to bring together talented African Americans involved in media and the film industry to provide burgeoning Black filmmakers from across the nation an opportunity to showcase their work in one of the top cities in the United States for independent filmmakers. CCBFF also educates filmmakers on the vast resources available to them in Austin and in Texas.

About Kiai-Kick Films:

Kiai-Kick Films is an Austin based movie studio specializing in martial arts and action cinema. Created by Michael S. Moore, editor of the martial arts review website Kiai-Kick.com, as a way to make the action films he would want to see. Action films that include fascinating characters and exciting martial arts scenes, featuring a diverse group of fight choreographers and stunt men/women. You can find out more about Michael and Kiai-Kick Films at www.kiaikick.com.