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Shaka King's 'Newlyweeds' Picked Up By Phase 4 Films For Summer Release

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by Tambay A. Obenson
January 25, 2013 6:10 PM
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Announced via press release this evening, Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to Shaka King's Newlyweeds, which made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last week, in the NEXT <=> section.

The gritty, stoner romantic dramedy, King's feature film debut, stars Amari Cheatom and newcomer Trae Harris, in addition to Isiah WhitlockColman Domingo, Tonya Pinkins, Diane NealAdrian Martinez and Hassan Johnson.

Phase 4 is aiming for a summer day and date theatrical and VOD release of Newlyweeds, a crowdpleaser of a movie produced by Jim WareckMichael MatthewsShaka King and Gbenga Akinnagbe (making his producing debut). 

We are thrilled to be working with Shaka on his first feature. NEWLYWEEDS is an audience pleaser and we are looking forward to exposing it to audiences nationwide,” said Berry Meyerowitz, President & CEO of Phase 4 Films.

The deal was negotiated by Phase 4’s Larry Greenberg and Katharyn Howe with Glen Reynolds of Circus Road Films on behalf of the filmmakers.

Congratulations are in order for Shaka King and company!

Read Zeba's enthusiastic review of the film HERE.

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2 Comments

  • WarningShot | January 26, 2013 3:01 AMReply

    Beware of Phase 4. They screwed us on our film and many others. Bad call.

  • Asha | January 26, 2013 8:25 AM

    Yes, and I'm sure you can find filmmakers and producers who can say the same thing about every distribution company that exists. Shut up!

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