Arc Entertainment & Xlrator Media Team Up For Festival Hit 96 Minutes

Suspense Thriller Will Be Released In Early 2012

LOS ANGELES (November 3, 2011) – ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have acquired all North American rights to the urban thriller 96 MINUTES, which will be released theatrically early next year.  

Starring Brittany Snow (Hairspray), Evan Ross (ATL), Christian Serratos (Twilight series), J. Michael Trautmann and David Oyelowo (The Help, Rise of the Planet of the Apes), 96 MINUTES is told in an interlocking structure centering around four young lives which collide in a shocking and terrifying moment with an acutely uncertain outcome. With acclaimed performances by a multicultural cast, this richly complex moral tale touches on the issues of race, class, friendship and our connections to the past.

Inspired by true events, 96 MINUTES was written and directed by Aimee Lagos and produced by Lee Clay, Justin Moore-Lewy, Charlie Mason and Paul Gilreath. The deal was negotiated by Barry Gordon of XLrator Media and Ben Weiss of Paradigm. Content Film has the international rights. Lagos is repped by Management 360 and WME.

The film premiered at the South By Southwest Film Festival where Ross won the Jury Award for Breakthrough Performance. It has since gone on to win Best Film, Best Director and Best Actress (Snow) at the Boston Film Festival and the Audience Award for Best Feature at the New Hampshire International Film Festival, among others.

“96 MINUTES has riveted festival audiences wherever it has played, and we are thrilled to be able to expose it to people of all ages, races and socioeconomic classes, who will relate to its powerful themes,” said Gordon.  “Aimee is a tremendously talented filmmaker with a unique voice.”

“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be working with Barry Gordon and the team at ARC and XLrator to release 96 MINUTES,’ said Lagos. “They have a unique and passionate understanding of this film and its audience. Their enthusiasm and commitment combined with a truly compelling marketing plan is something we’re all incredibly excited to be a part of.”

Recent ARC Entertainment/XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku and the upcoming rock ‘n roll comedy Killing Bono and Sundance documentary Knuckle.  ARC Entertainment and Perfect Weekend are releasing The Greening of Whitney Brown on November 11.

For more information on the film, visit the official website at www.96minutesthemovie.com.


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ABOUT ARC ENTERTAINMENT

ARC Entertainment (www.arc-ent.com) provides brand marketing, retail strategy, physical distribution and sales services for consumer products, with an emphasis on entertainment-based products.
 
ARC Entertainment is a “solutions based” distribution company. ARC Entertainment’s unparalleled relationships with national retailers, coupled with strong sales and marketing expertise, enables the Company to explore unique programs and business models for its content partners.
 
The Company develops creative and profitable retail marketing programs by connecting Intellectual Property and Content owners directly with retailers. This enables ARC Entertainment to truly align content development, investment and distribution with the requirements of retailers and their customers.
 
ARC Entertainment monetizes Content in multiple revenue streams including: Theatrical Distribution, DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, Electronic Sell-through, Streaming, VOD, PPV, Pay and Free TV.


ABOUT XLRATOR MEDIA

XLrator Media is a multi-platform releasing company focused on acquiring projects, including feature films, specials and libraries, and producing programming for “efficient” budgets in genres and categories that are highly under-served by the major studios and most independents. Gordon has more than 25 years of experience in high-level media/entertainment sales, marketing, production, acquisitions and executive management positions.


ABOUT PERFECT WEEKEND

Perfect Weekend (www.pw.net) produces feature films, documentary films, and content for emerging media. The company also provides project financing through a network of private equity and banking relationships. Perfect Weekend has produced 6 films, including “The Open Road” starring Justin Timberlake, Kate Mara, and Jeff Bridges.