Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Regent Worldwide Acquires Comedy "Weather Girl"

"Weather Girl" To Be a Showcase Title for Regent at MIPTVLOS ANGELES, CA - March 23, 2009 - Regent Worldwide Sales, the sales affiliate of Regent Entertainment, announced today that it has acquired the international sales rights (excluding North America) to the new romantic comedy, "Weather Girl," from writer/director Blayne Weaver which will be one of Regent's showcase titles at MIPTV.

"Weather Girl," produced by Tricia O'Kelley and Steak House, was first spotted by Regent at the 15th Annual Slamdance Film Festival. Regent acquired the film from Submarine Entertainment."Weather Girl" features sitcom star Tricia O'Kelley ("The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Gilmore Girls,") and Emmy-nominated actor Mark Harmon ("NCIS," "The West Wing"). The film - a Secret Identity Productions' film in association with T&A Pictures, Steakhaus Productions, and H2R Productions - also stars Jon Cryer, Ryan Devlin, Jane Lynch, Kaitlin Olson and Patrick J. Adams. "'Weather Girl' has an amazing ensemble cast from hit theatrical films and TV series," said Liz Mackiewicz and Adam Wright, co-presidents of Regent Worldwide Sales. "Regent is thrilled to be presenting this quality film, in addition to an already excellent line-up at MIPTV this year.""Weather Girl" focuses on a Seattle TV news show weather girl (O'Kelley) who learns that her boyfriend/morning news anchor (Harmon) has cheated on her.

Forced to cope with the realities of being thirty-something, single and unemployed, she begins an unlikely romance with her brother's best friend, who's younger than she is."We were hugely pleased with the response in Park City and the interest from film distributors," said Blayne Weaver, writer/director of "Weather Girl." "We took many meetings about the future of 'Weather Girl' but Regent's reputation and track record along with their love for the film made it an easy choice."Weaver added, "We're so excited that Regent will be introducing 'Weather Girl' to an international audience."The acquisition deal for "Weather Girl" was negotiated between Liz Mackiewicz for Regent and Josh Braun and Kevin Iwashina of Submarine Entertainment, on behalf of the producers.Other titles for Regent at MIPTV include, "Little Ashes," a historical drama about the college years of Salvador Dalí and Federico García Lorca, starring Robert Pattinson ("Twilight") and Javier Beltrán, "Dark Skies," an action-disaster feature, "Something Evil Comes," a thriller, and "The Blue Tooth Virgin," an intellectual comedy. For more information, please visit http://www.weathergirlmovie.com or http://www.regententertainment.com. About Regent Worldwide SalesRegent Worldwide Sales, LLC is a worldwide distributor of theatrical and television motion pictures.

It has a library of over 3,500 programs, mostly comprised of feature length films. The company has established output arrangements in a number of international territories and is one of the major providers of cable and satellite television movies to the world market.For more information, please visit http://www.regententertainment.com

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