Friday, July 25, 2008

Yen Tan's Ciao Gets Picked Up

I heard the news a few days ago but was waiting for it to go public. I'm so excited for Yen, I can't stand it. The film will be in Austin, September 6th at 2:30pm with the Austin Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

North American rights to "Ciao" by Yen Tan have been acquired by here! Films for a planned autumn theatrical release through sister entity, Regent Releasing, the company announced Thursday. The film, which won the jury prize for best feature at the Philadelphia International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, is described as an "emotionally astute film about the incidental friendship between two strangers living in two different parts of the world. Their connection is linked by the unexpected loss of a mutual friend. One has been with him for many years and the other has never even met him, but may have gotten to know him on a more intimate level through the e-mails exchanged." here! Films' Quinn Coleman negotiated the deal with Jim McMahon from Unauthorized Films. [Brian Brooks]

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