CANNES, FR – May 17, 2012- Anchor Bay Films has joined forces once again with Andy Garcia’s CineSon Productions for the indie romantic comedy, Admissions. Academy Award™ nominees Garcia (The Untouchables, Godfather III, Oceans 11) and Vera Farmiga (Up in the Air, The Departed) are set to star. The two companies previously released the critically-acclaimed indie City Island produced by and starring Garcia. Bill Clark, Anchor Bay Entertainment President, made today’s announcement.
“As with City Island, Anchor Bay shows its support of elegant material based in the human experience,” said Andy Garcia. “Both as an actor and producer, I feel our film is in the best of hands and I am looking forward to once again collaborating with Bill Clark, Kevin Kasha and the talented Anchor Bay team.”
“We are extremely excited to be working with Andy again,” commented Kevin Kasha, Executive Vice President, Acquisitions and Co-Productions. “He was key to the success of City Island and we know he will be instrumental in the success of Admissions.”
Adam Rodgers directs from a script co-written with Glenn German. German will also produce alongside Sig Libowitz under his Look at the Moon Productions banner. Ellen Wander of Film Bridge International will executive produce along with Sonya Lunsford (The Help). Wander and FBI will also handle international distribution. The picture is currently in pre-production with principal photography scheduled to begin May 30th.
Admissions centers on a once-in-a-lifetime relationship that develops between two strangers over the course of a single day. Farmiga portrays Edith, a free-spirited mom taking her driven daughter on a walking tour of a beautiful small college. Garcia plays buttoned-up heart surgeon George, who is taking his son Conrad on the same tour. Failing comically to connect with their respective children, Edith and George decide to play “tour hooky” together for the rest of the afternoon. The result is a surprising romance and the greatest half-day of their lives.
Paradigm represents Andy Garcia; the Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group arranged the film financing and completed the deal with Anchor Bay Films. Vera Farmiga is represented by CAA, Authentic Talent and Literary Management and the law firm of Peikoff Mahan. Adam Rodgers and Glenn German are represented by Caren Bohrman of The Bohrman Agency and their attorney is Mark S. Temple.