Picturehouse has acquired U.S. rights to ‘Big Stone Gap’, a period drama starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson, Whoopi Goldberg, John Benjamin Hickey, Jane Krakowski, Anthony La Paglia and Jenna Elfman co-star in the film from Altar Identity Studios.
“The film is truly a love letter to small town life, working people and the triumph of love, and we are glad to have Picturehouse bring our story to audiences nationwide,” added Wade Bradley, President of Altar Identity Studios.
“Feature films are a more efficient start up than tech companies for an internal rate of return and return on investment, because you physically produce the film and after 30 to 60 days, the cast and crew go home,” said Bradley. “Only the producers, director and editor stick around for post production.”
Donna Gigliotti said, “This is a wonderful movie with a talented cast of actors and directed by Adriana Trigiani who showed such deep care for her story and her surroundings. I am pleased to have partnered with Media Society and Altar Identity Studios on ‘Big Stone Gap’ and I look forward to producing more films together.”
“Most of our members are passionate about the movie business, and when they choose to invest they get their name listed as an executive producer on the credits, they attend the premiere – it’s fulfilling a lot of peoples’ dreams,” says Bradley.
Better than the return is the added bonus of getting to go to some major Hollywood events with the celebrities and other VIPs involved in the production of the films. Media Society lets its “members” hob-nob with the stars of the entertainment industry.
Altar Identity Studios has come on board to co-produce and finance small-town romance ‘Big Stone Gap,’ starring Ashley Judd, Patrick Wilson and Whoopi Goldberg. Donna Gigliotti (“Shakespeare in Love”) is producing with James Spies (“The Contender”) and J. E. Craig on the movie version based on the series of novels by Adriana Trigiani. Wade Bradley, Helen Rosenberg, and Graham Taylor of WME closed the Big Stone Gap film financing deal.
…among First Date’s backers is an investor pool—which is exceedingly rare on Broadway…Wade Bradley, chief executive of Altar Identity Studios, had been raising $76 million to invest in independent films when the idea of putting some of that money into First Date was broached. Mr. Bradley loved the show when he saw it during tryouts in Seattle, so he invested…’The payoff can be phenomenal,’ Mr. Bradley said.