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November 01, 2009

Bleiberg Entertainment has acquired international rights to writer-director Ryan Craig’s Small Town Saturday Night starring Chris Pine and will launch the film at AFM.

Pine led the cast in J J Abram’s summer hit Star Trekand stars here as an aspiring musician struggling to choose between following his dream of becoming a rock star and staying behind with the woman he loves. John Hawkes and Brent Briscoe add support.

“Chris Pine always brings a fantastic charisma to his roles and this film is no exception,” Bleiberg’s head of acquisitions Nicholas Donnermeyer said. “It’s great to see his charisma shine through as it has in Star Trek and Bottle Shock.”

Roman Kopelevich negotiated the deal on behalf of Bleiberg Entertainment with Kevin Iwashina of IP Advisors and Alan Grodin of Weissman, Wolff, et al on behalf of producers Charlie Mason and Justin Moore-Lewy.

Mason and Moore-Lewy are currently in production in Atlanta on the family film The Greening of Whitney Brown starring Aidan Quinn, Brooke Shields and Kris Kristofferson.

Beverly Hills-based Bleiberg Entertainment’s recent productions include Kirot and Paul Schrader’s Adam Resurrected with Jeff Goldblum and Willem Dafoe.

Pine’s upcoming projects include Tony Scott’s Unstoppable opposite Denzel Washington and the lead role in the next Jack Ryan project for Paramount.

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AN: The American Film Market Festival begins on November 4th and runs until November 11th in Santa Monica, California.

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