Awesome news today! Michael Biehn's THE VICTIM starring Michael himself...his other half Jennifer Blanc, Danielle Harris, Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood and Tanya Newbould has been aquired by ANCHOR BAY for North America.. in a 6 figure deal..USA and CANADA......The deal was brokered by Kevin Iwashina and Christine De Sousa of Preferred Content ...also owned by Ross Dinerstein the producer of The Divide. The Victim was originally packaged together by agent David Ankrum of SCAW.
The film was written and directed by Michael Biehn and is his directorial debut. This fun exploitation film was executive produced by Brock Morse , Morgan Johnson and Ryan Honey of The Mud Show and Produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn ,Lorna Paul and Travis Romero of Blanc/Biehn Productions. ......Hogan Entertainment is handling the college run .........also in association with Pegasus Entertainment.................Steve Mena (Bereavement) and Vincent Butta (Bereavement) of Crimson Films with be handling the release in theaters.
From the Press Release:
ANCHOR BAY FILMS LOCKS IN NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR THE VICTIM
Written and Directed by Award-Winning Actor Michael Biehn
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Anchor Bay Films has locked in North American rights to the suspense thriller, The Victim, starring Michael Biehn (Terminator, Aliens), Jennifer Blanc (Badass, Dark Angel), Ryan Honey (Men of Honor, Hallowed Ground), Denny Kirkwood (Never Been Kissed), Tanya Newbould (Red Dragon, Rush Hour 2) and Danielle Harris (Halloween series). The deal was made with Preferred Content. The Victim was written by Michael Biehn and is his directorial debut. Bill Clark, President of Anchor Bay Entertainment, made today’s announcement.
“This is a great grindhouse film and audiences won’t be disappointed,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions for Anchor Bay Films.
“From the first day of shooting, I had hoped that Anchor Bay would be interested in The Victim. I’m very happy they will be working with us to distribute it,” added Michael Biehn. “I loved making such a down and dirty film – true grindhouse.”
Good time girls Annie (Jennifer Blanc) and Mary (Danielle Harris) find themselves in a life and death situation. Annie’s life is put in jeopardy when she is witness to a violent act at the hands of two Sheriff’s Deputies. Fleeing from attackers (Ryan Honey, Denny Kirkwood), she stumbles across Kyle (Michael Biehn), a recluse living in the middle of the woods. The ruggedly handsome loner stays far from civilization – that is – until a single knock on his door throws his solitary life into chaos. Two worlds collide in this psychological thriller that will make you question your trust in mankind. Who is the victim?
The Victim was executive produced by Brock Morse, Morgan Johnson and Ryan Honey of The Mud Show and produced by Jennifer Blanc-Biehn, Lorna Paul and Travis Romero of Blanc/Biehn Productions in association with Pegasus Productions. Stevan Mena and Vincent Butta of Crimson Films will be handling the theatrical release. This is the third project between Crimson Films and Anchor Bay Films. Additionally, Hogan Entertainment and Pegasus Productions will be handling the college tour of the film.
The deal was brokered by Kevin Kasha on behalf of Anchor Bay Films with Preferred Content working on behalf of the filmmakers.
To discover more about The Victim, visit www.grindhousethevictim.com.
About Anchor Bay Films
Anchor Bay Films is unique in that it offers the creative community a fully integrated distribution capability on all platforms and an international solution extending beyond the U.S. Anchor Bay Films is a division of Anchor Bay Entertainment and is on the ground providing quality distribution with operations in the U.S., United Kingdom, Canada and Australia, as well as distribution capabilities in other key territories. The company focuses on a platform release strategy for its films with an eye toward maximizing their potential across all ancillary distribution platforms. Films in its library include the critically-acclaimed comedy City Island starring Andy Garcia and Solitary Man starring Michael Douglas as well as the 2011 releases of Kill the Irishman starring Ray Stevenson, Vincent D’Onofrio, Val Kilmer and Christopher Walken, Toronto Film Festival award-winner Beautiful Boy with Maria Bello and Michael Sheen and Cannes 2011 premiere Corman’s World. Anchor Bay Entertainment is a subsidiary of Starz Media, LLC (www.starzmedia.com) which is an operating unit of Starz, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation.