RLJ ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES “THE MIND’S EYE”
Filmmaker Joe Begos’ Follow-Up Feature to “Almost Human”
LOS ANGELES, April 12, 2016 – RLJ Entertainment (NASDAQ: RLJE) has acquired all North American rights to the thriller, THE MIND’S EYE. Written and directed by Joe Begos, the film reunites him with his ALMOST HUMAN film star Graham Skipper, along with cast members Lauren Ashley Carter (Premium Rush, The Woman), John Speredakos (The House of the Devil), and Noah Segan (Some Kind of Hate, Looper). RLJE plans to release THE MIND’S EYE in theaters and On Demand later this year. Mark Ward, RLJ Entertainment’s Chief Acquisitions Officer, made the announcement today.
THE MIND’S EYE made its world premiere at last year’s Toronto International Film Festival and won the award for Best Director, Horror Feature at the 2015 Fantastic Fest.
“Joe has an amazing eye and a clear love of old-school genre films,” said Ward. “His first feature had a cult following, and we are excited to share his new vision of horror with audiences.”
When Zack and Rachel, who both have telekinetic powers, are discovered by Dr. Slovak, they think they have found someone who wants to help them. But they soon learn that Dr. Slovak’s real intentions are to drain their abilities from them so he can use them for himself. Now, they must work together to stop this madman from achieving his goals.
THE MIND’S EYE is produced by Joe Begos (Almost Human), Josh Ethier (Digging Up the Marrow), Graham Skipper (Almost Human), and Zak Zeman (V/H/S).
Jess De Leo, Senior Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for RLJ Entertainment along with Ward negotiated the deal with ICM Partners and Wayne Alexander on behalf of the filmmakers. Joe Begos is repped by ICM Partners.
RLJ Entertainment’s recent feature films include Bone Tomahawk starring Kurt Russell, Patrick Wilson, Matthew Fox and Richard Jenkins and written & directed by S. Craig Zahler; Criminal Activities with John Travolta, Michael Pitt and Dan Stevens and directed by Jackie Earle Haley; The Cobbler with Adam Sandler and Steve Buscemi and directed by Academy Award Winner Tom McCarthy; and Nina starring Zoe Saldana and David Oyelowo and directed by Cynthia Mort. www.us.rljentertainment.com.
ABOUT RLJ ENTERTAINMENT
RLJ Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) is an entertainment content distribution company in primarily North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia. RLJE’s titles are distributed in multiple formats including broadcast television (including satellite and cable), theatrical and non-theatrical, DVD, Blu-Ray, digital download, and digital streaming.
With its popular OTT branded channels, Acorn TV (British TV) and UMC (Urban Movie Channel), RLJE targets distinct, premium audiences and Urban niche audiences. The company grows its proprietary digital channels through development, acquisition, and distribution of exclusive rights of program franchises and feature film content.
Through Acorn Media Enterprises, its UK development arm, RLJE owns all rights to the hit UK mystery series Foyle’s War and is developing new programs. RLJE owns 64% of Agatha Christie Limited, which manages the intellectual property and publishing rights to some of the greatest works of mystery fiction, including stories of the iconic sleuths Miss Marple and Poirot. Through its proprietary e-commerce web sites for the Acorn brand in North America and the UK, the company also has direct contacts and billing relationships with millions of consumers.