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Filmrise Acquires Exclusive Worldwide Distribution Rights for FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE

FilmRise announced today that it has acquired the exclusive worldwide distribution rights in all media for the star-studded indie drama FIVE NIGHTS IN MAINE. The distributor will release the film theatrically in New York, Los Angeles and other select cities in late summer 2016. The film will be released day-and-date on digital and VOD platforms.

David Oyelowo (Selma, Interstellar), two-time Academy Award®-winner Dianne Wiest (Bullets Over Broadway, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Academy Award®-nominee Rosie Perez (Fearless, Pineapple Express) star in writer-director Maris Curran's feature-length debut, an intimate film about love, loss and compassion. Having made its world premiere in the Discovery section of the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival, Five Nights in Maine explores the story of Sherwin (Oyelowo), a young man reeling from the tragic loss of his wife, who travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged, cancer-stricken mother-in-law (Wiest).

"We are honored to bring this gripping, heartfelt film about grief and compassion to theaters and homes in 2016," said FilmRise CEO, Danny Fisher. "We are confident the film's human story and incredible performances from all-star actors will draw audiences in, as it did us."

"The film explores universal themes of lost love, connection and empathy," said Curran. "Having shared the film to enthusiastic festival audiences, I am elated that FilmRise will be releasing the film theatrically for a wider audience to discover Five Nights in Maine."

The film was produced by Loveless' Carly Hugo and Matt Parker, Yoruba Saxon's Oyelowo, and Nightshade Films' Curran. Steven M. Ballerini, Walker Deibel, Glenn Rigberg, and MNM Creative's Michael Chow and Michael Shen served as executive producers.

The deal was negotiated by Fisher and FilmRise's VP of Acquisitions Max Einhorn with CAA.

ABOUT FILMRISE FilmRise is a film and TV distribution company founded by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. With over 6,000 titles in a wide range of genres, the company's recent film acquisitions and releases include HBO's multiple Emmy®-winning "Going Clear," the "Toxic Avenger" series, the hit documentary "Back in Time," the Global Lens Collection and Slamdance Audience-award winner "Hank and Asha." Television titles include hit series such as Showtime's Emmy®-winning "Years of Living Dangerously," and the longest running true crime show on television "Forensic Files." Titles are in release digitally on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix Instant Watch, Hulu, VUDU, Xbox, Sony PlayStation, Crackle, Fandor and other platforms, and on DVD and BluRay on Amazon and over 200 online retailers, including Walmart and Barnes & Noble. FilmRise's most recent acquisitions are the 2015 Cannes Classics selection "Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans"; the highest grossing film in China's history, "Monster Hunt"; "Janis: Little Girl Blue," from Oscar®-winning producer Alex Gibney and Oscar®-nominated director Amy Berg; "Lolo," the latest film from two-time Oscar® nominee Julie Delpy; and the Star Wars documentary, "Elstree 1976." For more information go to: www.FilmRise.com


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