here! Films Acquires Worldwide Rights to “Eleven Minutes”
Regent releasing Jay McCarroll documentary day-and-date with here! Networks
LOS ANGELES -- December 18, 2008 -- here! Films, the theatrical distribution and worldwide sales division of here! Networks, announced today it has acquired worldwide distribution rights to "Eleven Minutes," a documentary about fashion designer Jay McCarroll, winner of season one of "Project Runway." The documentary was co-directed and co-produced by Michael Selditch and Rob Tate. here! Films acquired this documentary from Selditch and Tate and here!'s sister company Regent Releasing and here! Networks will distribute the film day-and-date in theatres and on the cable network starting February 20, 2009.
In 2006, Selditch and Tate made a one-off TV special about Jay McCarroll for Bravo called "Project Jay." "Eleven Minutes" picks up where that story ends. Selditch and Tate are both award-winning producers and directors for "Gourmet's Diary of a Foodie." Their television program "Architecture School," that aired on the Sundance Channel, was named by Time Magazine as one of the 'Top 10 TV Series of 2008.'
"here! is proud to be distributing this skillfully crafted and highly entertaining documentary," said Mark Reinhart, West Coast General Manager and Executive Vice President Distribution and Acquisitions, Regent. "The acquisition of 'Eleven Minutes' continues our mission to distribute fun and innovative content."
The feature documentary "Eleven Minutes" chronicles Jay McCarroll's year-long journey while preparing his first independent runway show for New York's Fashion Week in Bryant Park, and the subsequent selling of his line to stores. The result is an in-depth, painfully raw and humorous exploration of the creative process and the constant balancing of commerce with art, fame with talent, and reality TV with actual reality.
"The goal of this documentary was to drop the pretenses of reality TV and focus on the daily trials of Jay McCarroll's design and work," said Michael Selditch, co-director/co-producer of "Eleven Minutes." "Rob and I are very happy to be working with here! and Regent to release this documentary in theaters and on their network the final day of New York's Fashion Week in Bryant Park."
The acquisition deal for "Eleven Minutes" was negotiated by Mark Reinhart for Regent and both Selditch and Tate for Eleven Minutes Film, Inc.
For more information about the film, please visit http://www.elevenminutes-jaymccarroll.com/
About Regent Releasing
Regent Releasing was founded by acclaimed film producers Paul Colichman and Stephen P. Jarchow as a division of Los Angeles-based Regent Entertainment, a 21st century independent, multi-platformed studio which utilizes its affiliates, including Regent Studios, Regent Releasing, here! Networks and Regent Media, to finance, produce and distribute award-winning and profitable theatrical and television content.
As one of the premiere independent distribution companies worldwide, Regent Releasing has provided its discerning audience with a wide array of powerful and thought-provoking films. Notable titles include the Academy Award-winning "Gods and Monsters" starring Sir Ian McKellen and Brendan Frasier; Cannes Film Festival Winner "Tokyo Sonata"; Berlin Film Festival winner "The Song of Sparrows"; Sundance Film Festival Award winner "Stephanie Daley," a gripping social drama starring Tilda Swinton, Amber Tamblyn and Timothy Hutton; the multiple award-winning "Aurora Borealis," starring Donald Sutherland, Joshua Jackson, Juliette Lewis and Louise Fletcher; "ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway," an entertaining look behind Broadway's curtain during one of its most prolific musical years from three-time Tony-winning Broadway producer Dori Berinstein; the powerful documentary "The Hunting of the President," based on the book concerning the right-wing agenda to destroy Bill Clinton; "Callas Forever," a stunning fictionalized account of the last days of opera singer Maria Callas and her relationship with manager Larry Kelly, starring Fanny Ardant, Jeremy Irons and Joan Plowright; and "Kabluey," the award-winning breakout indie favorite starring Lisa Kudrow and Christine Taylor.
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