Screen Media Films and Starz Digital Media, the digital distribution unit of Starz, have partnered to acquire all North American rights to Ellie Kanner’s comedy AUTHORS ANONYMOUS, which stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Bennett, Dylan Walsh, and Teri Polo. The film is slated for early Spring 2014 release date across VOD and digital platforms and in select theaters.
AUTHORS ANONYMOUS is about a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers. When they accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?
“Life imitates art in many films but we were really drawn to Ellie Kanner’s very funny, and too true, take on the ultimate Hollywood success story,” said Suzanne Blech, President of Screen Media.
“I am very excited to be working with the teams at Screen Media and Starz Digital Media,” said Ellie Kanner in a statement. “And I am thrilled that the film will have the chance to reach the widest possible audience in theaters and on VOD.”
The deal was negotiated by Blech and Seth Needle of Screen Media and Traction Media on behalf of the filmmakers.
AUTHORS ANONYMOUS was directed by Ellie Kanner, written by David Congalton, produced by Hal Schwartz and Ellie Kanner. The film is from Kanner’s Forever Sunny Productions and Schwartz’s Bull Market Entertainment in association with Cynthia and Laine Guidry’s Lainie Productions. The Executive Producers are Cynthia Guidry, Lainie Guidry, Jonathan Bennett, and Kaley Cuoco with cinematography by Tobias Datum, editing by Stephen Myers, and original music by Jeff Cardoni. The film stars Kaley Cuoco, Chris Klein, Dennis Farina, Jonathan Bennett, Dylan Walsh, and Teri Polo.