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Producers Chad A. Verdi and Peter Facinelli Film "Loosies" Sells Big at Toronto and AFMTeam Will Head to Berlin and Cannes in Early 2012 to Sell Final Territories; American Idol Finalist Paul McDonald's Music Rocks as "Loosies" Hits Theaters Jan 11, 2012 and Expands to Over 50 Million Households Through VOD (December 08, 2011)
EAST GREENWICH, RI -- (Marketwire) -- 12/08/11 -- Verdi Productions (VP) announced today that its film "Loosies" has locked up over 24 overseas territories and the VP team will head to the Berlin and Cannes Film Festivals in early 2012 for the film's final sales. Loosies is being released in theaters on Jan 11, 2012 through IFC Films and will expand to over 50 million homes on Video on Demand through major US cable distributors, as well as iTunes and the SundanceNow website.
"Loosies" tells the story of Bobby (Peter Facinelli, "Twilight"), a NYC pickpocket, who roams the city disguised as a stockbroker. He's handsome and charming, fitting in perfectly with the Wall Street types on the subway and downtown, but with no father and a mother who does not work, Bobby is forced to live a life of crime in order to make ends meet. The original soundtrack is composed and performed by American Idol alumnus Paul McDonald with an original score by Chad Fischer ("Garden State") with Michael Corrente directing.
Bobby tempts fate with the long arm of the law by lifting the badge of a New York City Detective (Michael Madsen, "Kill Bill," "Infected") much to the annoyance of his viciously manipulative boss Jax (Vincent Gallo, "Brown Bunny"). Bobby becomes the center of a citywide search, and approaches Jax, his mentor, for advice. Jax scolds Bobby for bringing the heat anywhere near him or his business -- the last thing Jax needs is any extra attention on his illicit underground business.
While playing this dangerous game of cat and mouse, Bobby runs into an even bigger challenge... Lucy (Jaimie Alexander, "Thor"), a recent one-night stand. It is now three months after their passionate one night affair, and Bobby is confronted with a tough reality. Lucy informs him she is pregnant, and that the child is his. Suddenly two different worlds collide, forcing Bobby to reevaluate a lifetime of missteps.
In a city where he once survived by being invisible, Bobby is now very much exposed and hunted by the police, and he must now choose to continue the illicit lifestyle he once led, or change and take responsibility for his actions.
Producer and CEO of Verdi Productions, Chad A. Verdi, stated, "In three months we will have locked up more than 24 overseas territories through CMG, have a VOD release that reaches over 50 million homes with the film hitting theaters Jan 11th through IFC films, this is as good as it gets." Verdi added, "Everyone at VP has worked very hard to make this all happen and the hard work is paying off. Peter and Jaimie were brilliant along with the rest of the cast and the film came to life with the music of American Idol star Paul McDonald."
For a list of cable providers showing "Loosies," please follow the link below:
For an iTunes rental http://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/loosies/id476442409
For a SundanceNow rental http://www.sundancenow.com/film/loosies/775
A leader in the independent film industry, IFC Entertainment consists of multiple brands that are devoted to bringing the best of specialty films to the largest possible audience: IFC Films, IFC Festival Direct, IFC Productions and the IFC Center.
IFC Films is a leading U.S. distributor of independent and foreign films with a unique day and date distribution model, "IFC In Theaters," that makes films available to a national audience by releasing them simultaneously in theaters as well as on cable's On Demand platform, reaching 50 million homes. 'IFC in Theaters' is available nationwide in standard definition and also offered in high definition on Cablevision and Comcast. IFC Festival Direct features a wide selection of titles acquired from major international film festivals and initially offers them exclusively through On Demand. IFC Productions is a feature film production company that provides financing for select independent film projects. IFC Center is a three screen, state-of-the-art cinema with luxurious seating and HD digital and 35mm projection that shows art-house films in the heart of New York's Greenwich Village. IFC Entertainment's companies are subsidiaries of Rainbow Media Holdings LLC.
CMG is a full service international sales company, headed by veteran sales and distribution executive, Edward Noeltner. CMG was launched in 2004 with the exclusive international sales on "HOODWINKED - The True Story of Little Red Riding Hood," the hit animated feature which grossed over US $110 million in its world-wide theatrical release. Since then, CMG has added over 100 titles to its line-up which includes feature films of all genres, animated features and series as well as feature length documentaries and series.
About Verdi Productions
Verdi Productions is a fully funded film production company located in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, with additional offices in New York City, New York. The company pursues all aspects of filmmaking, carrying projects from conception of script through postproduction.
Verdi Productions is redefining how films are made on the East Coast. Unlike other film projects that come to the Northeast, Verdi is establishing itself as a fixture in the Rhode Island community. Verdi Productions does not operate on a project-to-project basis, but instead functions like a west coast studio, with established offices, full time employees, and a continuous stream of product.
Over the past eighteen months, Chad A. Verdi, the Managing Partner of Verdi Productions and the Managing Partner of the Woodhaven Production Company, a subsidiary of Verdi Productions, has filmed, produced and sold three feature films and is currently in pre-production with his producing partner Noah Kraft on their next feature film titled PAZ.
For more information please visit: http://www.verdifilms.com
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Verdi Productions & The Woodhaven Production Company
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