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END OF WATCH RETURNS TO THEATERS NATIONWIDE ON DECEMBER 7th


 

LOS ANGELES, CA, November 30, 2012 - END OF WATCH -- the hit film starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, written and directed by David Ayer, which opened to number one at the box office in September 2012 -- will return to theaters nationwide on December 7, 2012. The announcement was made today by Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films.

END OF WATCH was produced by David Ayer's Crave Films, John Lesher under his Le Grisbi Productions, and Nigel Sinclair and Matt Jackson of Exclusive Media who also financed the film, in association with Emmett/Furla Films.

END OF WATCH, which earned the Critics' Choice distinction from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, recently won nominations from the Film Independent Spirit Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Michael Peña and Best Cinematography for Roman Vasyanov. Roger Ebert recently named END OF WATCH one of the best films of 2012 writing, "Jake Gyllenhaal's image-transforming work as a very tough cop in David Ayer's 'End of Watch' may help the film win a Best Picture slot, and Michael Peña is no less effective as his partner in a dangerous Los Angeles police district. They forge a relationship during a series of brilliantly-staged action sequences."

"Audience and critical response to END OF WATCH has been incredible. We are thrilled about the success of the movie to date and hope that this will be a new opportunity for audiences to discover END OF WATCH and for the film to be seen again on the big screen for awards consideration," stated Ortenberg.

Producer Sinclair continued "END OF WATCH has been one of the most rewarding films I have ever worked on. It connects emotionally with audiences in a very special and unique way and, alongside my fellow producers David Ayer, John Lesher and Matt Jackson, and distribution partner Open Road, could not be prouder to have brought this film to the big screen."

Members of the following film industry guilds and awards organizations will be able to use their official guild cards for free entrance to see END OF WATCH (depending on individual theater policies): AMPAS, ACE, ADG, ASC, BAFTA, CAS, DGA, HFPA, MPEG, MPSE, PGA, SAG NOM COM, WGA.

Lauded by critics when it hit theaters in September 2012, Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly called END OF WATCH "Sharp" and "Visceral." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone wrote, "[END OF WATCH] Bristles with life," and Newsweek called the film, "Riveting." Karen Durbin of Elle wrote, "Gyllenhaal's and Pena's chemistry is pitch-perfect."

Exclusive Media holds worldwide distribution rights. Open Road Films is the U.S. distributor. Executive producers are Guy East and Exclusive Media's Tobin Armbrust, Jake Gyllenhaal, Adam Kassan, Chrisann Verges, Randall Emmett and George Furla of Emmett/Furla Films, Stepan Martirosyan and Remington Chase.

 

ABOUT OPEN ROAD FILMS
Founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company. Recently Open Road Films released END OF WATCH, starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña, written and directed by David Ayer, which opened to number one at the box office and has taken in nearly $40 million to date. Open Road Films' first releases were Killer Elite, the action-thriller starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro and The Grey, the action thriller starring Liam Neeson and directed by Joe Carnahan, which opened to number one at the box office in January 2012 and has taken in over $50 million to date. Upcoming releases include: A Haunted House, a comedy starring Marlon Wayans and Cedric The Entertainer, opening January 11, 2013; Side Effects, a thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones to be released February 8, 2013; The Host, based on Twilight series author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt, and directed by Andrew Niccol, scheduled for release on March 29, 2013. More info on Open Road Films at: www.openroadfilms.com, www.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.

 

ABOUT EXCLUSIVE MEDIA
Exclusive Media is a vertically integrated global filmed entertainment company, founded in May 2008 with the backing of the strategic investment group Cyrte Investments. Exclusive Media develops, finances, produces, markets and distributes prestige and talent driven commercial and documentary feature films on a global basis.

Exclusive Media is run by a four member Executive Board with Nigel Sinclair as Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Guy East as Co-Chairman, Simon Oakes as Vice Chairman and President of Hammer and Marc Schipper as Chief Operating Officer. Supporting the Executive Board in both the operational management and strategic expansion of the business is a strong team of highly skilled professionals who have a broad range of complementary experience.

Exclusive Media's development and production activities operate through three specialist labels: UK based Hammer for genre titles, Spitfire Pictures for documentary features and the flagship label Exclusive Media for all other feature film production. Exclusive Media also enjoys a co-development and co-production deal with Cross Creek Pictures.

Exclusive Media's international sales & distribution division maintains a strong marketing presence and represents the group's in-house productions plus its growing library of over 600 titles, as well as actively acquiring third party feature films to further strengthen its international distribution slate. Additionally, under a unique and exclusive partnership with Scott Pictures, Exclusive Media handles the international sales and servicing for the production company's theatrical feature films under a new and separate sales label called Scott Pictures International (SPI).

The company recently launched a US distribution company, Exclusive Releasing and holds a minority stake in Millennium Entertainment.