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Freestyle Picks Up ‘Three Night Stand’ Starring Emmanuelle Chriqui and Sam Huntington for Day & Date Release


 

Critically-acclaimed Comedy to Hit Theaters January 16th, 2015
 

Los Angeles, CA (October 27th, 2014) – Freestyle Releasing, Freestyle Digital Media (FDM) and Myriad Pictures announced today that Freestyle has acquired theatrical and digital rights in the US from Myriad Pictures for the romantic comedy THREE NIGHT STANDwith Freestyle set to release the film theatrically in the U.S. on January 16th, 2015. Written and directed by Pat Kiely, the film stars Emmanuelle Chriqui ("Entourage", Don't Mess With The Zohan, Wrong Turn), Sam Huntington (Superman Returns, Fanboys), and Meaghan Rath ("Being Human", Lost And Delirious).

 
The film made its world premiere at the 2013 Whistler Film Festival, and then had its US premiere at the 2014 Slamdance Film Festival, screening in both locations to outstanding audience response.  Myriad is handling world sales outside of Canada on the film, and is also handling the US rights to the film.  Pacific Northwest Pictures is handling distribution of all rights in English-speaking Canada,with TVA handling French Canada. 
 
THREE NIGHT STAND tells the story of Carl (Huntington) and Sue (Rath), a married couple whose romantic weekend is turned upside down when the discover that Carl’s ex-girlfriend (Chriqui), a woman he is secretly obsessed with, is running the ski lodge where they are staying. 
 
The film was produced by Kiely and Rob Vroom, and executive produced by Marie-Claude Poulin and Pierre Even of Item 7 (C.R.A.Z.Y., The Colony),  Emily Alden (October Gale, Cas & Dylan, Sisters&Brothers) of Pacific Northwest Pictures, Meaghan Rath, and Brian Vroom.  The film was produced with the participation of  Telefilm Canada, SODEC, The Movie Network, Movie Central, the Quebec Film and Television Tax Credit, and the Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit.The deal was negotiated by Myriad’s Kirk D'Amico and by Chris Charalambous of Freestyle.
 
“Three Night Stand is a fun romp with a great cast,” said Mark Borde, Co-President of Freestyle Releasing, “it is a perfect day and date release.”
 
Recent Freestyle titles include the box office hit GOD’S NOT DEAD, TIGER EYES, the first big screen adaptation of a Judy Blume novel starring Willa Holland, and the SXSW festival favorite FUNERAL KINGS from the McManus Brothers and the upcoming THE IDENTICAL starring Ashley Judd and Ray Liotta.
               
 
 
Myriad Pictures
Based in Santa Monica, California, Myriad Pictures is a leader in the independent financing, production, distribution and worldwide sales of major motion pictures and television programming. Headed by President and CEO Kirk D’Amico, the company holds an impressive and diverse library of filmed programming. 
Myriad’s current slate includes:
 
THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY – Currently in release in the US by The Weinstein Company. Official Selection, Cannes 2014: Un Certain Regard.  Told from both the perspectives of a husband and wife, this innovative and critically acclaimed film stars Golden Globe winner and two-time Academy Award-nominee Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy. 

RUTH & ALEX – Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman play a long-married New York City couple who find themselves swept into an emotional and comical real estate bidding war when they put their beloved downtown apartment on the market – which means they must also suddenly come to terms with the possibility of moving from the home where they have spent most of their adult lives.   Directed by Richard Loncraine, the film had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by FocusWorld for the US.
 
OCTOBER GALE  – Patricia Clarkson stars as Helen, a woman mourning her husband’s recent death who finds herself suddenly in a life and death struggle when she is stranded at her island vacation home, with a dangerous criminal nearby.   Directed by Ruba Nadda, the film also stars Tim Roth and Scott Speedman.  The film had its World Premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival and was acquired by IFC.
 
YOU’RE NOT YOU - Starring two-time Academy Award Best Actress winner Hilary Swank as Kate, an accomplished woman in her 30s whose perfectly ordered life is suddenly upended when she is diagnosed with a devastating and incurable disease.  When Kate hires an impulsive college student (Emmy Rossum) to be her caretaker, against the wishes of her husband (Josh Duhamel), she finally learns to live her life to the fullest.  Directed by George C. Wolfe, and to be released theatrically by eOne on October 10, 2014.
 
 
 
About Freestyle Releasing:
Freestyle Releasing is a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films in a first class theatrical release. The founders and principals of Freestyle Releasing, Mark Borde and Susan Jackson are highly regarded and experienced motion picture veterans with a combined total of over a century of respected work in the industry.  From a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location.
 
About Freestyle Digital Media:
Freestyle Digital Media, LLC was launched in November 2011 by CEO Susan Jackson, Co-President and founder of independent theatrical distributor Freestyle Releasing, LLC and North American sales company Turtles Crossing, LLC, and by Freestyle Releasing co-founder Mark Borde. Freestyle Digital Media supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow.  Freestyle’s goal is to provide fresh, well-marketed product and stay on the cutting edge of the ever-compressing windows to ensure that their partners benefit from a platform that delivers an anytime-anywhere capability in the medium of their choice and a positive digital viewing experience on any device in any location.