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ARC and XLrator Partner to Distribute "Ironclad"

Photo of Nigel M Smith By Nigel M Smith | Indiewire February 10, 2011 at 6:36AM

ARC Entertainment, in collaboration with XLrator Media, have nabbed U.S. distribution rights to ContentFilm International's medieval action thriller, "Ironclad," directed by Jonathan English. ARC plans to release the film theatrically in June.
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ARC Entertainment, in collaboration with XLrator Media, have nabbed U.S. distribution rights to ContentFilm International's medieval action thriller, "Ironclad," directed by Jonathan English. ARC plans to release the film theatrically in June.

Boasting a cast that includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara and Paul Giamatti, "Ironclad" tells the true story of a crew of warriors who go to great lengths to defend their country's freedom.

"We are thrilled that ContentFilm has chosen to work with us on this highly entertaining and well-directed film,” XLrator's Barry Gordon said. “'Ironclad' is just the right type of adrenaline-packed genre fare that audiences crave in theaters, on VOD, television, and to own and rent on DVD and BluRay. 'Ironclad' is the ultimate multiple platform slayer!”

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ARC ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES U.S. THEATRICAL AND OTHER DOMESTIC ANCILLARY DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO CONTENTFILM INTERNATIONAL’S ‘IRONCLAD’

Transaction was led by Barry Gordon’s XLrator Media

Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 10, 2011 – ARC Entertainment, in collaboration with Barry Gordon’s XLrator Media, today announced the acquisition of all U.S. distribution rights to ContentFilm International’s (CFI) epic medieval action thriller IRONCLAD. ARC Entertainment, which will release the film theatrically in June, has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to the film.

IRONCLAD is directed by Jonathan English, from a script by English, Erick Kastel and Stephen McDool. The feature is produced by Mythic International Entertainment’s Rick Benattar, Andrew Curtis and English. The stellar cast includes James Purefoy, Emmy® Award winner Brian Cox®, BAFTA® Award winner Derek Jacobi, Kate Mara and Academy Award® nominee Paul Giamatti, Jason Flemyng, Jamie Foreman, Aneurin Barnar, Mackenzie Crook, Vladimir Kulich and with Charles Dance.

IRONCLAD tells the true story of a motley crew of tough, battle hardened warriors, who withstand several brutal and bloody months under siege, in a desperate bid to defend their country’s freedom.

“The partnership between ARC Entertainment and XLator, led by Barry Gordon, is the perfect team to distribute IRONCLAD,” Carmichael says. “The teams at ARC and XLrator bring a forward-thinking, hard-driving creative approach to all that they do and we are delighted to have them exploit this epic film.”

ARC Entertainment and XLrator Media have joined forces, combining their packaging, sales and marketing expertise, to distribute properties in a multitude of distribution platforms. Gordon and ARC’s Matthew Smith negotiated the IRONCLAD deal with Content’s Carmichael, Content’s Rick Kwak and CAA.

“We are thrilled that ContentFilm has chosen to work with us on this highly entertaining and well-directed film,” Gordon comments. “IRONCLAD is just the right type of adrenaline-packed genre fare that audiences crave in theaters, on VOD, television, and to own and rent on DVD and BluRay. IRONCLAD is the ultimate multiple platform slayer!”

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