ARC Entertainment has acquired U.S. rights for the global warming-themed drama Chloe And Theo. The film will hit theaters and VOD simultaneously on September 4, 2015. The story follows an Inuit man named Theo who travels to New York as part of an effort to draw attention to the destructive effects of global warming. While there, he meets a young homeless woman with a zest for life and an obsession with Bruce Lee – forming an unlikely friendship, the two join forces to fight climate change. Written and directed by Ezna Sands, Chloe And Theo stars Dakota Johnson, Mira Sorvino, Larry King, and newcomer Theo Ikummaq. Produced by Monica Ord of Artcica Films, who also exec produced it with Sir Richard Branson and John Paul DeJoria, the deal was negotiated by Ord on behalf of the filmmakers, and by Scott Moesta of ARC Entertainment.
Monterey Media has acquired all U.S. and Canada rights for festival hit Of Mind And Music. Based on Nicolas Bazan’s novel Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind, the film chronicles a street musician suffering from memory loss who connects with a disillusioned neuroscientist intent on helping her. The two bring together New Orleans with the Jazz music the city helped create. Of Mind And Music is directed by Richie Adams (Inventing Adam) from a script Adams cowrote with Bazan, it stars Aunjanue Ellis (The Help), Joaquim de Almeida (Desperado), Bill Cobbs (Oz the Great and Powerful), Sharon lawrence (Grey’s Anatomy) and Ruth Nega (Marvel’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.). It’s produced by Adams and Nancy Green-Keyes, co produced by Brent Caballero, Peter Cummings and Joel C. High, line-produced by Phil Smoot, and exec produced by Bazan. The deal was negotiated by Caballero and Adams, and Monterey Media’s Scott Mansfield.