By Indiewire | Indiewire July 2, 2012 at 4:28PM
Millennium Entertainment will work with Tugg to expand the release platform for its comedy "The Babymakers," directed by Jay Chandrasekhar.
While Millennium will release the film day and date August 3 on VOD and in 10 major markets, fans can request additional screenings in their areas.
“We saw an enthusiastic response from audiences in SXSW for The Babymakers and, through Tugg, look to broaden the movie’s fan base in direct and innovative ways,” said Millennium Entertainment CEO Bill Lee. “Tugg’s curatorial platform enhances the fan experience, strengthening the film’s VOD and theatrical prospects throughout the county by targeting markets with strong want-to-see.”
"Babymakers" is the story of a husband who resorts to robbing a sperm bank to impregnate his wife. Written by Peter Gaulke and Gerry Swallow, the film stars Chandrasekhar, Olivia Munn, Paul Schneider, Aisha Tyler, Kevin Heffernan, Wood Harris, Constance Zimmer, M.C. Gainey, and Academy Award-winner Nat Faxon (The Descendants).
Jason Blum of Blumhouse, Brian Kavanaugh-Jones of Automatik, and Chandrasekhar of Duck Attack produced; and Alliance Films’ President Charles Layton, IM Global founder and CEO Stuart Ford, and Kevin Heffernan serve as executive producers. The film was co-financed by Alliance and IM Global.