EXCLUSIVE: So say my Paramount insiders about the $15,000 thriller that’s been in national release for only 5 weekends and began its distribution being shown at midnight only in a handful of college towns. This pic is one of the biggest entertainment stories of 2009 for sure. “What is truly amazing about PARANORMAL ACTIVITY is the depth of commitment from fans who demanded to see it,” said Paramount Pictures Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brad Grey in a statement to be released later today. “Adam Goodman, our head of production, believed in the film and championed it from the very first screening. This box-office milestone is also a testament to Oren Peli’s considerable talents as a filmmaker. All of us at Paramount are proud to have been involved with his revolutionary project.” Directed, written and produced by Oren Peli, Paranormal Activity stars Katie Featherston and Micah Sloat. The film was produced by Jason Blum. Steven Schneider served as executive producer. MORE
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