LOS ANGELES, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media's Rogue and AMC Theatres announced today their finalists for The Big Break Movie Contest. The Contest provides filmmakers with previously undistributed feature-length films the opportunity to obtain exclusive on-screen distribution throughout the United States.
Submissions were accepted through Oct. 15, 2010, and after months of careful review, the judges selected two finalists that met the required criteria. The finalists are:
Professional trailers for THAT SIDE OF A SHADOW and COST OF A SOUL have been created and debut online today at iamROGUE.com/bigbreak. Public voting, which the judges will consider in their final decision, stays open until March 7.
The esteemed panel of judges includes actress Kate Bosworth, Relativity's CEO Ryan Kavanaugh, AMC Theatres' Vice President of Specialty and Alternative Content Nikkole Denson-Randolph, Relativity's President of Worldwide Production Tucker Tooley, and YouTube's "Beyond the Trailer" creator Grace Randolph.
"We were astounded by the quality of material that was sent into us and it was difficult to pick the finalists," said Kavanaugh. "Rogue has always stood for doing it your way, breaking the mold. We are always looking for ways to support and embrace new and inspired talent who dare to do it their way. That's exactly what this contest is about."
The winning film will be announced on March 10th and will be released across the country in 50 AMC theatres as part of the AMC independent™ program. The release is tentatively set for April.
"AMC was proud to bring together a talented and diverse judging panel for this contest," said Denson-Randolph. "Through our AMC independent program, we exhibit our passion for bringing independent movies to the big screen and we are anxiously awaiting the opportunity to bring a great film to our guests. We have been delighted by the creativity of all of the submissions and look forward to seeing what the online voters have to say."
ABOUT RELATIVITY MEDIA, LLC
Relativity Media, LLC is a media and entertainment company that focuses on creating, financing and distributing entertainment content and intellectual property across multiple platforms, as well as making strategic partnerships with, and opportunistic investments in, media and entertainment-related companies and assets. Relativity owns and operates Rogue, a company that specializes in the production and distribution of films targeted to the 13-25 year old audience. Building upon its foundation of financing and producing films, Relativity has grown to include music, sports and television divisions and the next-generation social network iamrogue.com. Relativity also owns and operates RelativityREAL, Relativity's television arm, which has become one of the leading suppliers of reality television with more than 20 shows in episodic or pilot.
To date, Relativity has committed to, produced and/or financed more than 200 studio-quality motion pictures through 2014. Released films have accumulated more than $15.0 billion in worldwide box office revenue. Relativity's recent films include Salt, Despicable Me, Grown Ups, Charlie St. Cloud, Dear John, It's Complicated, Zombieland, Couples Retreat, Get Him to the Greek, Robin Hood, and, most recently, The Fighter, Little Fockers, James Cameron's Sanctum in 3D, Season of the Witch and The Social Network. Upcoming films for Relativity include Limitless, Take Me Home Tonight, Immortals, Battle: Los Angeles and Cowboys & Aliens. 33 of the company's films have opened at No. 1 at the box office. Relativity films have earned 60 Oscar® nominations, including nods for Nine, A Serious Man, Frost/Nixon, Atonement, American Gangster and 3:10 to Yuma, The Wolfman, The Social Network and The Fighter. 53 of Relativity's films have each generated more than $100 million in worldwide box-office receipts.
About AMC Entertainment Inc.
Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., AMC Entertainment Inc. is a leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment company. With a history of industry leadership and innovation dating back to 1920, the company today serves hundreds of millions of guests annually through interests in 361 theatres with 5,203 screens in five countries. www.AMCTheatres.com.
SOURCE Relativity Media's Rogue