Michael Rosenbaum's "Back in the Day" acquired


New York, October 3, 2013 – Screen Media Films President Suzanne Blech announced the acquisition of worldwide rights to Michael Rosenbaum’s raunchy comedy BACK IN THE DAY and will release the film in theaters on February 7, 2014 with an ultra VOD window on January 7, 2014. This marks Rosenbaum’s feature film directorial debut that he also wrote and stars in along with Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, and Isaiah Mustafa.

“We have followed Michael Rosenbaum’s career with great interest over the years and we are thrilled to be working with him on his directorial debut,” said Blech about the acquisition. “This film is the perfect mix of funny, crazy, and endearing all rolled into one.”

“I couldn’t be more excited to have Screen Media releasing BACK IN THE DAY,” said Rosenbaum. “It’s truly awesome to see their passion in getting the movie out there and seen by a wider audience. The film is very dear to me as I shot it right in the heart of where I grew up in Newburgh and Evansville, Indiana. Somebody pinch me. Harder please.”

When Jim Owens makes a surprise visit to his high school reunion... all hell breaks loose. Hilarity ensues as he wrangles his now-married friends together for one last hurrah. Cruising the old strip, seeking vengeance on an old high school principal and nearly breaking up a wedding gets Jim into hot water with his friends and their wives. BACK IN THE DAY is written and directed by Michael Rosenbaum and stars Rosenbaum, Morena Baccarin, Nick Swardson, Harland Williams, Sarah Colonna, and Isaiah Mustafa. The film was produced by Kim Waltrip (Hit and Run, The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him and Her) of Kim and Jim Productions, and is also a Rose and Bomb Production. For more information about the film, please go to https://www.facebook.com/backinthedaymovie or https://twitter.com/BITDthemovie.

The deal was negotiated by Blech and Seth Needle, Director of Acquisitions and Marketing, on behalf of Screen Media with Will Lowery of APA on behalf of the filmmakers.

About Screen Media

Screen Media acquires the rights to high quality, independent feature films for the US and Canada. Screen Media’s theatrical releases include “Heleno,” starring Rodrigo Santoro; “La Mission,” starring Benjamin Bratt; “The City of Your Final Destination,” starring Anthony Hopkins and Laura Linney; “Lymelife,” starring Alec Baldwin, Emma Roberts and Cynthia Nixon and “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” starring Robin Wright and Keanu Reeves. Since 2001, Screen Media Films has released more than 250 titles including “Noel,” starring Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon; “Sherrybaby,” starring Maggie Gyllenhaal; Kevin Bacon’s directorial debut, “Loverboy;” and Emmy nominated “Dog Whisperer” with Cesar Millan. Recent theatrical releases include the recent Sundance favorites “The Lifeguard,” starring Kristen Bell and Kyle Patrick Alvarez’s “C.O.G.”, the first film adaptation of famed author David Sedaris, and the Slamdance hit Running Wild: The Life of Dayton O. Hyde.

Screen Media Films is a division of Screen Media Ventures, LLC. With a library of over 1,500 motion pictures, Screen Media Ventures is one of the largest independent suppliers of high quality motion pictures to U.S. and international broadcast markets, cable networks, home video outlets and new media venues. For more information, visit www.screenmediafilms.net.