XLrator will open We The Party in top urban markets in the U.S. beginning April 6th and expand its release April 13th. Recently, Van Peebles directed and acted in All Things Fall Apart alongside 50 Cent and Ray Liotta. He also directed Redemption Road, about two men on a spiritual journey, with Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Skerritt. Van Peebles, Michael Cohen, Dwjuan F. Fox and Tal Vigderson produced We The Party.
LOS ANGELES (March 19, 2012) – XLrator Media, LLC has acquired all worldwide distribution rights to the cutting-edge youth culture comedy WE THE PARTY, written and directed by Mario Van Peebles (New Jack City). Van Peebles and XLrator Media CEO Barry Gordon announced the acquisition today. The film will be released theatrically in top US urban markets on April 6, 2012 and will expand to additional markets on April 13, 2012.
Set against the latest trends in music, dance and fashion, WE THE PARTY features an all-star cast including Van Peebles, Michael Jai White, Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Tiny Lister, Melvin Van Peebles, Mandela Van Peebles, Simone Battle, Moises Arias, Orlando Brown, Quincy Brown, and some of the music industry’s most exciting artists including Snoop Dogg, Y.G., The New Boyz, Rej3ctz and The Pink Dollaz. The musical artists appearing in WE THE PARTY have an enormous online video presence with over 200 million combined YouTube views. The Rej3ctz “Cat Daddy” video alone has garnered over 60 million views.
An MVP Filmz production, WE THE PARTY was produced by Van Peebles, Michael Cohen, Dwjuan F. Fox and Tal Vigderson.