December, 2015

  • RANDOM MEDIA & HAROLD LLOYD ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCE ITUNES DEBUT OF 100 YEARS OF HAROLD LLOYD

    December 14, 2015

    Los Angeles – December 2015

    Random Media and Harold Lloyd Entertainment are pleased to announce the release of 100 Years of Harold Lloyd, fifteen works from the library of legendary silent film star Harold Lloyd. Seven features and eight shorts will be available for rental or download to own on iTunes beginning December 15th in the US and around the world.

    Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) was one of the great comic stars of the cinema, a genius on par with Chaplin and Keaton. Yet, he came from a humble background, and perhaps this was the key to his affinity with “the ordinary man” who does extraordinary things. His motion picture career spanned 34 years and over 200 comedies. Among his most famous films are Grandma’s Boy (1922), Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928), and Movie Crazy (1932).

    100 Years of Harold Lloyd will be available in three packages: The Films: a package of seven films; The Shorts Vol. 1, a package of three shorts; and The Shorts Vol. 2, a package of five shorts. The films will be released in various languages in over fifteen countries, many for the first time.

    The feature films included in the package are: Dr. Jack (1922), Why Worry? (1923), Safety Last! (1923), The Freshman (1925), For Heavens Sake (1926), The Kid Brother (1927), Speedy (1928). The shorts included are: An Eastern Westerner (1920), High and Dizzy (1920), Never Weaken (1921) in the first, and Take a Chance (1918), Young Mr. Jazz (1919) The Marathon (1919), Bumping into Broadway (1919), His Royal Slyness (1920), in the second.

    This unprecedented release follows on the heels of the Criterion Collection’s DVD and Blu-ray debut of Speedy, Lloyd’s final silent film.

    “We are honored to be able to bring this collection of extraordinary films to an international audience,” Eric Doctorow, CEO of Random Media said. “Partnering with Criterion and iTunes made this possible and we are grateful for their help to make this happen.”

    Sue Lloyd, Harold’s granddaughter and CEO of Harold Lloyd Entertainment, said, “This is a very thrilling way to bring Harold Lloyd to the digital age with his death-defying stunts and pure humor to the new generation with genuine laughter.”

    Towards the end of his life, Lloyd himself stated, “It has been amazing to me that these comedies can still strike a responsive note of laughter with audiences of all ages and in all parts of the world. Laughter is the universal language. It establishes a common identity among people—regardless of other differences. It is the sweetest sound in the whole world.”

     

     

  • JANE LEVY & JUSTIN CHATWIN ARE STAR-CROSSED LOVERS IN SCI-FI MUSICAL BANG BANG BABY AVAILABLE NATIONWIDE ON CABLE & INTERNET VOD NOVEMBER 10

    December 14, 2015

     

    “Both charming and disturbingly sinister” - The Globe and Mail

    “Totally bizarre…future cult hit…one of this year’s more unique TIFF offerings”

    RogerEbert.com

     

    Los Angeles, CA –  Random Media is excited to announce Bang Bang Baby will make its long-awaited domestic release on cable and Internet VOD November 10th.  Since the world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, the film has been hailed by critics and audience alike for as a genre bending twist of “American Idol” and the classic horror film The Crazies.

    Bang Bang Baby will be available across the United States  on all major VOD platforms including: iTunes, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, InDemand, Comcast, Direct TV, Dish & more

     Bang Bang Baby stars Jane Levy (“Suburgatory”, Monster Trucks, Evil Dead) in a starmaking turn as Stepphy, a small town girl who’s caught between her big dreams of stardom and her controlling father, played by Peter Stormare (“Fargo”, 22 Jump Street). Justin Chatwin (“Shameless”, War of the Worlds, “Orphan Black”) plays rock star Bobby Shore who holds the key to making all of Stepphy’s dreams come true, and David Reale (“Suits”, One Week) plays creepy chemical factory manager Fabian.

    The feature-length debut of director Jeffrey St. Jules, Bang Bang Baby is an otherworldly sci-fi musical about Stepphy, who lives in a sleepy 1960′s town with her alcoholic father. Stepphy dreams of escaping to a better life on the stage and screen, and when rock star Bobby Shore’s car breaks down in Lonely Arms, it seems her dream might be coming true. But when Stepphy hears that the local chemical factory is leaking dangerous purple fumes that can cause spontaneous human mutations, she becomes obsessed with hiding these dark secrets from Bobby. The ugly reality of Stepphy’s world increasingly encroaches on her fantasy of running away and becoming a star with Bobby – leading to an unavoidable clash.

    ABOUT RANDOM MEDIA

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes acclaimed films such as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, and For Those in Peril.

     ABOUT ALCHEMY

    Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television.  Under CEO Bill Lee’s direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron.  Past successes include WELCOME TO ME, FADING GIGOLO, WHAT MAISIE KNEW, RAMPART and BERNIE.  Upcoming releases include Ravi and Geeta Patel’s MEET THE PATELS, Nanni Moretti’s MIA MADRE, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE, Rob Zombie’s 31, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE LOBSTER.

    Alchemy boasts the independent content industry’s preeminent end-to-end supply chain solution for physical and digital distribution. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix and VOD.

    Alchemy owns a catalog of more than 1,000 film titles and has deals for the ongoing distribution of film titles and programming for clients including DreamWorks Animation, Magnolia, Microsoft, MPI Media, Music Box Films, nCircle, Phase 4 Films, PBS Distribution, Team Marketing, Well Go USA and Vertical, among many others.

     

  • “THE FORECASTER” COMES TO DIGITAL HD, ON DEMAND AND SATELLITE PLATFORMS NOVEMBER 10TH

    December 14, 2015


    What happens when a computer model can predict the world economy?

     New Documentary Film Sheds Light on One Man’s Fight for the Truth

     “THE FORECASTER IS AS SERPENTINE AND FASCINATING AS A JOHN LE CARRÉ NOVEL.“

    LA Weekly

    “IT PLAYS LIKE A SLICKLY ELABORATE SKETCH FOR A FUTURE HOLLYWOOD RETELLING IN THE WOLF OF WALL STREET MOLD.”

    Hollywood Reporter

    “THE FORECASTER IS A COMPELLING DOC OF FINANCIAL ESPIONAGE.”

    Village Voice

     

    (Los Angeles, CA) Random Media and Alchemy are releasing the documentary film, “THE FORECASTER”, onDIGITAL HD, On Demand and Satellite Platforms on November 10th.

    Directed by Marcus Vetter, “The Forecaster” documents the life of MARTIN ARMSTRONG, once a US-based, trillion-dollar financial advisor who developed a computer model based on the number pi to predict major economic turning points with incredible precision.

    In 1999 the FBI stormed his offices in an attempt to confiscate his computer model and then accused him of a 3 billion dollar Ponzi scheme. However, ARMSTRONG tells a different story. He says it was an attempt to silence him and to prevent him from initiating a public discourse on the real Ponzi scheme of debts that the world has been building up for decades.

    After serving 11 years in prison and never having been charged with a crime, ARMSTRONG finally gets to tell his side of the story, a tale of backroom deals, corrupt foreign governments and greed at the highest level. As part of the amazing story of how Armstrong developed and was punished for his forecasts, Armstrong predicts that a sovereign debt crisis will start to unfold on a global level in late 2015 – a major pi turning point that his computer model forecasted many years ago.

    Website:                    www.theforecaster-movie.com

    PRODUCT INFORMATION

    Studio: Random Media

    Street Date: 11/10/15

    Rating: NR

    Screen Format: Widescreen

    Language: English

    Runtime: 100 Minutes

    Genre: Documentary
    Director: Marcus Vetter

    Production: Filmperspektive

    ABOUT RANDOM MEDIA

    Random Media is a content company that acquires and distributes films on a worldwide basis through movie theatres, conventional brick and mortar retailers, digital platforms, cable and satellite companies and television networks. Random Media is distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Alchemy. Random Media’s library includes acclaimed films such as The Motel Life, Escape From Tomorrow, and For Those in Peril.

     ABOUT ALCHEMY

    Alchemy is the largest independent distributor of film and television content across all platforms and windows in North America. Alchemy develops tailored distribution strategies, from theatrical release to DVD, digital, VOD, and television.  Under CEO Bill Lee’s direction, the company has distributed the work of some of the world’s finest filmmakers including Richard Linklater, Werner Herzog, Gregg Araki, Dito Montiel, John Hillcoat, John Turturro, Lee Daniels, Oren Moverman and James Cameron.  Past successes include WELCOME TO ME, FADING GIGOLO, WHAT MAISIE KNEW, RAMPART and BERNIE.  Upcoming releases include Ravi and Geeta Patel’s MEET THE PATELS, Nanni Moretti’s MIA MADRE, Gaspar Noe’s LOVE, Rob Zombie’s 31, and Yorgos Lanthimos’s THE LOBSTER.

    Alchemy boasts the independent content industry’s preeminent end-to-end supply chain solution for physical and digital distribution. The company is the industry’s largest physical distributor outside of the major studios and Lionsgate, representing the majority of non-studio content at Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Sam’s Club and is the leading independent supplier to digital platforms including iTunes, Netflix and VOD.

    Alchemy owns a catalog of more than 1,000 film titles and has deals for the ongoing distribution of film titles and programming for clients including DreamWorks Animation, Magnolia, Microsoft, MPI Media, Music Box Films, nCircle, Phase 4 Films, PBS Distribution, Team Marketing, Well Go USA and Vertical, among many others.

     ABOUT FILMPERSPEKTIVE

    Our goal is to create a platform for the independent production of documentaries and fiction films. We are interested in using our unique backgrounds and styles to create feature length films that are high quality and tell stories that people throughout the world can relate to. We strive to do this by focusing on creating material that is powerful, edgy, provocative, contemporary and must be seen because of its political or social relevance. Our vision is to create a network of filmmakers and commissioning editors around the globe who believe, like we do, that films do make a difference.

     

     

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