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Inception Media Group Acquires "Screwed" at Cannes Film MarketMedia Company Adds Thriller to Its Rapidly Growing Film Library (May 21, 2012)
CANNES, FRANCE -- (Marketwire) -- 05/21/12 -- Inception Media Group, LLC, a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of entertainment content, today announced from Cannes that it has acquired the North America distribution rights to "Screwed," a compelling thriller based on the bestselling book by a former prison guard.
During the past four months, Inception has added ten films to its growing catalog, all of which will be made available across a variety of platforms including home video, digital, VOD and television.
The film was acquired through U.K.-based Intandem Films on behalf of Unstoppable Entertainment.
"Screwed" is a semi-biographical story based on the book of the same name by former prison guard Ronnie Thompson, who spent seven years working in some of the most dangerous British prisons. James D'Arcy ("Master & Commander") plays former soldier Sam Norwood, who takes a job as a prison officer when he returns from Iraq and becomes exposed to the underworld of prison culture, corruption and drug trafficking. The film also co-stars Noel Clarke, who will appear in director J.J. Abrams' upcoming "Star Trek" sequel. "Screwed" was directed by Reg Traviss.
Thompson's book, "Screwed: The Truth About Life As A Prison Officer," was named from "Screws," the slang British term for prison guards.
About Inception Media Group
Inception Media Group, LLC is based in Los Angeles and is a diversified media company specializing in the production, acquisition and distribution of motion pictures and other filmed entertainment across all media platforms and channels of distribution. Inception Media Group's management team has extensive relationships with exhibitors, retailers, distributors and technology companies, enabling the Company to maximize the services performed on behalf of its content partners. The company boasts a catalog of approximately 50 filmed entertainment properties and over 2,500 hours of digital content encompassing feature films, episodic television series, documentaries and special interest programming. Most recently Inception announced a multi-year license and distribution agreement with Smithsonian Channel. More information is available at www.inceptionmediagroup.com.
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