Lionsgate Acquires North American Rights to My Man Is a Loser from Step One of Many Entertainment Fan-Favorite John Stamos Leads Ensemble Comedy Team
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Step One of Many Entertainment announced today that Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF) has acquired North American rights for the comedy, My Man Is a Loser starring Emmy®-nominated actor, John Stamos (TV's "Full House," TV's "ER" and Broadway: The Best Man, Cabaret) along with Michael Rapaport (TV's "Justified," The Heat), Bryan Callen (The Hangover, Old School, upcoming Ride Along) and Tika Sumpter (upcoming Ride Along, Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas, TV's "The Haves and the Have Nots"). Writer Mike Young (Grounded) makes his directorial debut with the film produced by David Goldin, Eric Bamberger and Vince Maggio. My Man Is a Loser will receive a theatrical and VOD day and date release in 2014.
My Man Is a Loser centers on two married men (Rapaport and Callen) who, in an attempt to be better husbands, enlist their playboy buddy (Stamos) to help get their mojo back. When their attempts backfire, the wives wonder if the new versions of their husbands are even worse, and begin to have a few hijinks of their own.
"The talented cast combined with the film's raunchy comedy will be sure to entertain audiences across all platforms," said Marc Danon, Lionsgate Vice President of Acquisitions and Business Development. "We look forward to working with the Step One of Many Entertainment producers who bring a forward thinking digital and social team to the table to help create excitement for the project."
"We couldn't have chosen a better partner for both the theatrical release and the latest video on demand technologies," said Eric Bamberger, Producer and Co-Founder of Step One of Many Entertainment. "The characters give the story universal appeal, and Lionsgate will help make the film accessible, whether it's a night out with friends, or at home for movie night."
About Step One Of Many Entertainment
Step One of Many Entertainment is a next-generation entertainment company that produces and markets movies with a new 21st century approach, one that leverages world-class digital expertise. Their one-of-a-kind proprietary technology stack is called Digital Marketing Suite (DMS). The DMS manages and continuously optimizes media across social, search, display and mobile marketing opportunities. By combining unprecedented experience with the latest state-of-the-art targeted digital marketing technology and strategy, SOOME is able to promote independent films at a level that significantly rivals most studios at a fraction of the cost.
Lionsgate is a leading global entertainment company with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, family entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms and international distribution and sales. Lionsgate currently has 30 television shows on 20 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses, including such critically-acclaimed hits as the multiple Emmy Award-winning Mad Men and Nurse Jackie, the comedy Anger Management, the broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication success The Wendy Williams Show and the critically-acclaimed new series Orange Is The New Black.
Its feature film business has been fueled by such recent successes as the blockbuster first and second installments of The Hunger Games franchise, The Hunger Games and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Now You See Me, Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain, Warm Bodies, The Expendables 2, The Possession, Sinister, Arbitrage and Pantelion Films' breakout hit Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever in the U.S.
Lionsgate's home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rate. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 15,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company's core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world.
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