[Movies] Magnet Releasing Acquires US Distribution Rights for Stage Fright Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 02.05.2014
Magnet to release the new horror/comedy/musical…
Magnet Releasing, the genre arm of The Wagner/Cuban Compay, announced today in an official release that they have acquired the US rights to Stage Fright, a new horror/comedy/musical that's premiering this week at this year's SXSW Film Festival. The film is the feature film debut of writer/director Jerome Sable, who previously helmed the short film The Legend of Beaver Dam.
Stage Fright stars Allie MacDonald and Douglas Smith, Minnie Driver and Meat Loaf. It was produced by Ari Lantos and Jonas Bell Pasht of Serendipity Point Films. Music and Lyrics for the film were written by Jerome Sable and Eli Batalion.
Below is an official synopsis for Stage Fright:
"Scream" meets "Glee" in this dark comedy musical about a starry-eyed teenager Camilla Swanson who aspires to follow in the footsteps of her Broadway diva mother. Instead she's stuck working in the kitchen of a snobby performing arts camp. Determined to change her destiny, she sneaks in to audition for the summer showcase and lands a lead role in the play, but just as rehearsals begin, blood starts to spill, and Camilla soon finds herself terrified by the horror of musical theater.
Sable said on the announcement of the deal with Magnet Releasing: "As a fan of Magnet and the movies they release, I cannot tell you how excited I am that our film is on their roster. I am honored that they're helping me with my lifelong dream of bringing bloodthirsty gorehounds and musical theatre geeks a little bit closer together."
Magnet will be releasing the film in its Ultra VOD program, set to launch launch on iTunes and On Demand on April 3. The film will also be released on theaters on May 9.
XYZ Films is selling the international rights to the film at this year's EFM.