BREAKING: After making pricey festival acquisitions in recent years including Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s Biutiful and then finding distributors to put them out, Mickey Liddell has launched his own distribution operation headed by David Dinerstein to release films like his Toronto acquisition Killer Joe, directed by William Friedkin. Here’s the announcement:
HOLLYWOOD, CA, December 12, 2011– Liddell Entertainment, the innovative production and distribution financier is launching a new theatrical distribution entity, LD Distribution, and named indie veteran David Dinerstein as head of the new company. The company’s initial slate includes: William Friedkin’s critically acclaimed Killer Joe starring Matthew McConaughey; the recently wrapped production, Disconnect, starring Jason Bateman and Alexander Skarsgard from the Oscar nominated director Henry-Alex Rubin; and the horror film, The Collection, from Marcus Dunstan and Patrick Melton, the writers of Saw lV, V and Vl which is currently in post-production. The company plans to release 4 to 6 films in its initial year.
LD Distribution will actively acquire films and provide distribution for Liddell Entertainment’s expanding production slate. Liddell Entertainment is aiming to produce four to six movies a year with budgets of up to $25 million. (more…)