“SAVE THE DATE” LANDS WITH MAX360 INTERNATIONAL
Foreign Rights Available for the 2012 Sundance Dramatic Competition Film
LOS ANGELES, CA – Max360 International, a newly founded independent multi-platform content and distribution company based in Los Angeles, has acquired the foreign rights to the 2012 Sundance Dramatic Competition Film, “Save the Date”, a modern romantic comedy directed by Michael Mohan, and written by Mohan, acclaimed graphic novelist Jeffrey Brown, and Egan Reich. The film, Produced byJordan Horowitz (Gilbert Films, “The Kids Are All Right”), Michael Roiff (Night and Day Pictures, “Waitress”), and Michael Huffington(Huffington Productions, “Father vs. Son”) and Executive Produced by Gary Gilbert (Gilbert Films, “Garden State”), stars Lizzie Caplan(“Cloverfield”) Alison Brie (NBC’s “Community”), Martin Starr (“Knocked Up”), Geoffrey Arend (“500 Days of Summer”) and Mark Webber (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World”)
In “Save the Date”, fiercely independent Sarah (Lizzy Caplan) breaks up with her overeager boyfriend Kevin (Geoffrey Arend) and finds herself caught-up in an intense rebound relationship with new infatuation Jonathan (Mark Webber). Always one to give life advice is Sarah’s sister Beth (Alison Brie), who is diligently planning her upcoming wedding to apprehensive fiancé — and Kevin’s band mate — Andrew (Martin Starr). With heart and humor, all five struggle with the trials, happiness, and pain of modern love. Simple and honest and always human, “Save the Date” is a contemporary story about the familial and romantic bonds that make us who we are.
“This is our first endeavor with Michael Roiff, Jordan Horowitz and Michael Huffington, and we couldn’t be more excited,” states Elias Axume, President of International Distribution for Max360 International. “Michael Mohan’s refreshing take on the rom-com genre, coupled with an all-star cast, is sure to bring us success at this year’s market.”
Producers Horowitz, Huffington and Roiff stated, “We’re excited to bring a new style of romantic comedy to the international marketplace and Max360 has already demonstrated wonderful passion in joining us in this endeavor.”
The deal was negotiated by Elias Axume and Jack Campbell, VP of International Distribution, on behalf of Max360 International. CAA and XYZ Films negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers. Domestic distribution is handled by IFC.
About Max360 International:
Based in Los Angeles, Max360 International, a subsidiary of Max360 Entertainment, is a financing, sales and production company headed by Elias Axume, former President of Maya International and EVP of Myriad Pictures. The new company is funded by a group of private investors and plans to acquire six to 12 films a year for International and domestic distribution, in a variety of genres that have a universal appeal to all audiences.