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Todd Berger's Apocalyptic 'It's A Disaster' Goes to Laub and Berger's Oscilloscope

Thompson on Hollywood By Anne Thompson and Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood August 23, 2012 at 12:42PM

Oscilloscope has picked up "It's A Disaster" for North American distribution, set for early 2013 release. The Todd Berger film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this Spring, and stars Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, Erinn Hayes, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace and Blaise Miller.
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It's A Disaster

Oscilloscope has picked up "It's A Disaster" for North American distribution, set for early 2013 release. The Todd Berger film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival this Spring, and stars Julia Stiles, David Cross, America Ferrera, Erinn Hayes, Rachel Boston, Kevin M. Brennan, Jeff Grace and Blaise Miller.

The ensemble comedy is set during a "couples brunch" of eight friends who suddenly move from relationship dramas to an apocalyptic bomb explosion.

David Laub
David Laub

Oscilloscope's David Laub and Dan Berger are now steering the indie company in the wake of the loss of founder Adam Yauch, who died of cancer in May, as former president David Fenkel starts his new company A24, which will be trawling for pick-ups at Toronto.

Laub calls the film "a real gem," adding that "Todd has combined a perceptive, Woody Allen-esque relationship comedy with a unique take on the apocalypse film, and in the process enlivened both genres and created something highly original and entertaining.”

The poster is above and here's the Facebook page.

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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.