Samuel Goldwyn Films Acquires Rights to Rose Marie WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH Movie
Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today they have acquired the worldwide (English speaking territories) rights to director/producer Jason Wise's feature documentary, WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH, which chronicles the extraordinary life and trail-blazing, ninety-year, career of legendary singer, actress, and comedienne, Rose Marie.Samuel Goldwyn Films will release a DVD with extras in early spring, in addition to releasing the film across numerous digital platforms. Rose Marie's RISE to fame began at the age of four with her own NBC radio show. As she grew, she went from the stages of Vaudeville to the bright lights of Vegas, to some of the most iconic television shows. But it's not just credits like The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Doris Day Show, and Hollywood Squares that make her life so memorable. It began with a complicated relationship with her father, who was a member of the mob, and goes on to include characters like Al Capone, Bugsy Siegel, Jerry Lewis, and Johnny Carson, who all played a part in her story of fame, love, tragedy, and success. The film was shot on Kodak's 35mm and 16mm film stock, to match the never-before-seen color footage that Rose Marie and her husband, famed trumpeter Bobby Guy, shot "behind the scenes," at home, and in travels throughout their life. "The Life of Rose Marie Is the story of the entertainment business. Jason has pulled back the curtain on an Icon and created an incredibly entertaining film that we cannot wait to share with audiences," says President of Samuel Goldwyn Films, Peter Goldwyn. "I'm thrilled to release my third feature film with such an iconic and respected distributor. Samuel Goldwyn Films has proven to be a tremendous partner on my previous films SOMM and SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE," says Wise. "How fitting that Mother's story is now associated with a company whose name is synonymous with the business she loved her whole life," says Georgiana Guy Rodrigues, Executive Producer and daughter of Rose Marie. "I know she would be so pleased that her film will now be distributed worldwide and available for her devoted fans." WAIT FOR YOUR LAUGH is produced by Forgotten Man Films, Jason Wise, Christina Wise and Jackson Myers, with Executive Producers Georgiana Guy Rodrigues, Diane Carpenter, David Carpenter, William Fowler, Debra Davis and Melissa Gail April Klein. ABOUT SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS
Samuel Goldwyn Films is a major, independently owned and operated motion-picture company that develops, produces and distributes innovative feature films and documentaries. The company is dedicated to working with both world-renowned and emerging writers/filmmakers and committed to filmed entertainment that offers original voices in uniquely told stories. This is best exemplified by the Academy Award® nominated SUPER SIZE ME; Sundance winner GOOK written and directed by Justin Chon; the critically acclaimed feature debut by Francis Lee GOD'S OWN COUNTRY; SXSW winner MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLAND; the high-school drama BLAME directed, written, and starring Quinn Shephard; and LGBTQ musical drama SATURDAY CHURCH. Upcoming films include ALLURE starring Evan Rachel Wood; Warwick Thornton's Australian western SWEET COUNTRY starring Sam Neill, Bryan Brown, and Hamilton Morris; and the Wim Wenders film, starring James McAvoy and Academy Award winner® Alicia Vikander, SUBMERGENCE.