Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired international VOD rights to the heartwarming slacker-comedy The Concessionaires Must Die! The Concessionaires Must Die! will be available to rent and own on international digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms on June 1, 2021 through Freestyle Digital Media. The Concessionaires Must Die! features Marvel Comics founder Stan Lee as an actor and Executive Producer.
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! tells the story of a misfit band of movie theater workers dealing with their beloved single screen independent movie theater on the brink of being shut down forever. Together, these theater employees face corporate evil, foreclosure and the unthinkable — having to decide what they want to be when and if they ever grow up. It’s hard times for the gang at the Monarch: a one-screen movie theater bringing the best in vintage and cult cinema to the masses, or more often, four nerds and a couple of kids who ought be in school. With a multiplex about to open just down the street, Gabby decides it’s time to smell the coffee, sell up and cut out. But her brave team of dedicated concessionaires, led by uber-geek Scott, refuses to give up. Surely there must be some way to keep the dream alive?
Directed by America Young and written by Sam McCoy, America Young, & John Keating, THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! features an ensemble cast featuring David Blue, Talia Tabin, John M. Keating, Zaki Rubenstein, Sarah Sweet, Cosby Siringi, Kelly Eichenholz, David A. Cooper, Michael J. Sielaff, Stephanie Bentley, Mirai Booth-Ong, Michael Chieffo, Fernando Chien, Allie Goertz, Beth Grant, Neil Grayston, Sasha Grey, Alison Haislip, Keahu Kahuanui, Dan Lauria, Stan Lee, Yuri Lowenthal, Dove Meir, Shaun Parker, Aleks Paunovic, and Tracie Thoms.
THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! was produced by Ron Eli Cohen, Marc Cote, Jason Dibler, Zakareth Ruben, April Wade, and America Young. Executive producers are Lonnie Ramati, Stan Lee, and Graham Sheldon.
“THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! is a love letter to the classic films that made us who we are and the comic books that opened our worlds,” said filmmaker America Young. “With the market flooded of indie films, this is the only one that has huge movie homages on a shoestring budget filled with easter eggs that only true fans will find, bringing your Comic Con community home to you.”
Freestyle Digital Media negotiated the deal to acquire THE CONCESSIONAIRES MUST DIE! directly with filmmaker America Young and executive producer Graham Sheldon.
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