Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen's Entertainment Studios, has acquired the North American rights to writer/director Jason Headley's new dark comedy A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG. The film stars Matt Jones, Will Rogers, Eleanore Pienta, Sam Eidson, Jonny Mars and Jennymarie Jemison, with John Merriman rounding out the cast. The film was produced by Red Sanders and Derek Brown with Red Entertainment, in association with Jonathan Duffy and Kelly Williams of Ten Acre Films. A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG will be released theatrically on November 30th in over 10 markets nationwide, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Houston, Phoenix and more.
The film has been honored with 3 awards this year, including the Grand Jury Prize for Best Ensemble Cast at SXSW, the Grand Jury Prize for Best Feature at DeadCenter Film Festival in Oklahoma City, and Matt Jones won Best Supporting Actor at Lost Weekend in Winchester, Virginia.
This comedy follows two would-be thieves who accidentally arm the alarm system and have to break out of the house they just broke into. The discovery of a house-sitter brings double crosses, sexual tensions, and wild discoveries that make their escape more difficult.
The deal was negotiated by Rachel Koehler, Director of Acquisitions, on behalf of Freestyle and Kevin Iwashina of Preferred Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
A BAD IDEA GONE WRONG will also be available on VOD December 1, 2017.
ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT STUDIOS/FREESTYLE DIGITAL MEDIA
Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh. Entertainment Studios owns seven 24-hour HD cable television networks serving nearly 80 million subscribers: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV. The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for more than 40 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web. Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners.
In 2015, Entertainment Studios purchased Freestyle Releasing, now called Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films as first-class theatrical releases. ESMP released 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which has grossed over $44 million to date. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle Digital Media provides our content audience a positive digital viewing experience on every device everywhere.