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[01/28/13 - 09:38 AM]
Comedy Central(R) Agrees to Multi-Picture, First Window Film Package with Open Road Films
The film package includes the first window broadcast premiere of Marlon Wayans's "A Haunted House" and Dax Shepard's "Hit & Run."

[via press release from Comedy Central]

COMEDY CENTRAL(R) AGREES TO MULTI-PICTURE, FIRST WINDOW FILM PACKAGE WITH OPEN ROAD FILMS HEADLINED BY MARLON WAYANS' CURRENT HIT "A HAUNTED HOUSE"

Deal Includes First Window for Marlon Wayans' "A Haunted House" and Dax Shepard's "Hit & Run"

NEW YORK, January 28, 2013 -- COMEDY CENTRAL and Open Road Films have reached an agreement for a film package that includes the first window broadcast premiere of Marlon Wayans' new blockbuster comedy "A Haunted House" and Dax Shepard's "Hit & Run," it was announced today by David Bernath, Executive Vice President, Program Strategy and Multiplatform Programming, COMEDY CENTRAL and Rand Stoll, Head of TV Sales for Open Road Films.

"We are excited to have formed what we hope to be a lasting partnership with Open Road Films," said Bernath.

Stoll stated, "COMEDY CENTRAL is the perfect home for 'A Haunted House' and 'Hit & Run' and we are thrilled to be in business with them on these and hopefully future titles."

The agreement was negotiated on behalf of COMEDY CENTRAL by Susie Kricena, Vice President, Acquisitions, COMEDY CENTRAL. Stoll negotiated on behalf of Open Road Films. The first position window for "A Haunted House" will begin March 2015 and will be exclusive to all Viacom Media Networks and the first position window of "Hit & Run" will begin November 2014.

Descriptions of the films follow:

"A HAUNTED HOUSE"

In an outrageous send-up of the "Paranormal Activity" movies, "The Devil Inside" and other "found footage" movies, "A Haunted House" features young couple Malcolm (Marlon Wayans) and Kisha (Essence Atkins) who have just moved into their dream house. As they settle in, they quickly find they are not alone. But it is not the house that's haunted, it is Malcolm's girlfriend who is possessed by a demon. Malcolm hires everyone from a priest to modern day ghostbusters to rid her of this unwelcome intruder, determined not to let the evil spirit ruin his relationship...or, more importantly, his sex life.

"HIT & RUN"

From the producer of "Wedding Crashers," and written, directed by and starring comic talent Dax Shepard (NBC's "Parenthood"), "Hit & Run" is the story of Charlie Bronson (Shepard), a nice guy with a questionable past who risks everything when he busts out of the witness protection program to deliver his fiancée (Kristen Bell) to Los Angeles to seize a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Their road trip grows awkwardly complicated when they are chased by the feds (led by Tom Arnold)... and increasingly dangerous when Charlie's former pals, a band of gangsters (led by Bradley Cooper), enter the fray.

About Open Road Films

Founded in 2011 by AMC Entertainment Inc. (AMC) and Regal Entertainment Group (Regal), the two largest theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies in the United States, Open Road Films is a dynamic, acquisition-based domestic theatrical distribution company. Upcoming releases include: "Side Effects," a thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh starring Rooney Mara, Channing Tatum, Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones to be released February 8, 2013; "The Host," based on "Twilight" series author Stephenie Meyer's best-selling book, starring Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons, Jake Abel, Diane Kruger and William Hurt, and directed by Andrew Niccol, scheduled for release on March 29, 2013; Robert Rodriguez's "Machete Kills," opening September 13, 2013, starring Danny Trejo, Michelle Rodriguez, Sofia Vergara, Amber Heard, Charlie Sheen, Lady Gaga, Antonio Banderas, Jessica Alba, Demián Bichir, Alexa Vega, Vanessa Hudgens, Cuba Gooding, Jr., William Sadler, Marko Zaror and Mel Gibson; and "Ten," the action thriller directed by David Ayer starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, scheduled for release January 24, 2014. More info on Open Road Films at: www.openroadfilms.com, www.facebook.com/OpenRoadFilms and @OpenRoadFilms.

About COMEDY CENTRAL

Available on-air, online and on-the-go, COMEDY CENTRAL (www.cc.com) is the #1 brand in comedy and is owned by, and is a registered trademark of, Comedy Partners, a wholly-owned unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA and VIAB).





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