CANNES, France
, May 17, 2013 – Phase 4 Films ( and XLrator Media ( have partnered to jointly acquire North American distribution rights to the crime thriller JAMESY BOY, starring Mary-Louise Parker (“Weeds”), James Woods (White House Down), Ving Rhames (Mission: Impossible), Taissa Farmiga (The Bling Ring) and introducing Spencer Lofranco.  Based on a true story, the film is directed by Trevor White and written by White and Lane Shadgett.  The deal was announced today by Phase 4 Films President & CEO, Berry Meyerowitz, and XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon.

JAMESY BOY is a remarkably accomplished and gripping film by first-time director Trevor White with a star-studded cast and a breakout performance by talented newcomer Spencer Lofranco, who is destined for a brilliant career,” said Gordon.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with XLrator Media to bring this incredible true story and extraordinary film to North American audiences,” said Meyerowitz.

JAMESY BOY is the story of teenager James Burns (played by Spencer Lofranco) who goes from the suburban street gangs to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. In prison, he forms a friendship with a convicted murderer (Ving Rhames) who becomes his mentor and helps him turn his life around. In this unlikely setting, James ultimately emerges with hope and a brighter future.

A Synergics Films and Star Thrower Entertainment production, JAMESY BOY is produced by Tim White, Wayne Rogers, Steven P. Saeta, Maria Norman, Galen Walker and Scott Mednick.  The deal was negotiated by Larry Greenberg of Phase 4 Films and Gordon of XLrator Media with the Paradigm Finance Group on behalf of the filmmakers. Atlas International is handling the foreign sales.


About Phase 4 Films

Phase 4 Films ( is one of the leading full service independent studios.  With offices in nine cities in the U.S. and Canada, the company provides a full range of services relating to the sales, marketing, licensing and distribution of feature films, television and special interest content across all media in the North American market.  Its recent releases include The Baytown Outlaws, starring Eva Longoria and Billy Bob Thornton, and Generation Um starring Keanu Reaves.  Its dedicated kids & family label, kaboom! Entertainment, is one of the most recognizable brands in the children's and family market.


About XLrator Media

XLrator Media, LLC ( is a multi-platform releasing company founded by industry veteran Barry Gordon. It is focused on acquiring feature films, event programming and libraries, in addition to producing programming for enthusiast genres and categories that are under-served by the major studios and most independents. Recent XLrator Media releases include Ironclad, John Carpenter’s The Ward, Bunraku, Killing Bono, Knuckle, We The Party, 96 Minutes, Assassin’s Bullet, Blood Money, Brawler, Bigfoot: The Lost Coast Tapes, Outpost: Black Sun, The Thompsons, Allegiance, Thale and the upcoming American Mary and Storm Surfers 3D.