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February 9, 2011 4:24 AM
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Sony and Samuel Goldwyn Tag Team For "Old Fashioned Orgy"

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions and Samuel Goldwyn Films have partnered for U.S. distribution rights to "A Good Old Fashioned Orgy," the co-directorial debut of Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory ("King of the Hill," "Frasier"). Goldwyn plans to release the film theatrically in the late summer, while Sony has also picked up rights in Australia and Canada.

The film, about a close group of 30-somethings who decide to throw a good old fashioned orgy in the Hamptons, stars Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte, Lucy Punch, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Martin Starr, Nick Kroll, Lindsay Sloane and David Koechner.

"'A Good Old Fashioned Orgy' is a sharp, witty comedy that delivers," said the film's producer James D. Stern. "We’re thrilled to have SPWA, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Essential on board to bring this to audiences worldwide."

Essential Entertainment will be handling the international sales for the film at the Berlin International Film Festival, and the film will screen at the European Film Market in the German capital over the weekend.

Full release below:

SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS AND SAMUEL GOLDWYN FILMS JOIN THE PARTY FOR 'A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY’

JASON SUDEIKIS COMEDY TO OPEN THIS SUMMER

New York, NY (February 9, 2010) – Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) and Samuel Goldwyn Films announced today that they have partnered in the distribution of all U.S. rights to A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY. Goldwyn will theatrically release the film targeting late summer. SPWA also picked up rights in Australia and Canada.

Essential Entertainment is handling international sales on the title at the Berlin International Film Festival this week. The film will be screening in the Berlin market on Saturday and Sunday.

A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY marks the co-directorial debut of Pete Huyck and Alex Gregory (“King of the Hill,” “Frasier,” “The Larry Sanders Show”) and is based on a screenplay they co-wrote. The film boasts a terrific ensemble cast including Jason Sudeikis, Tyler Labine, Leslie Bibb, Will Forte, Lucy Punch, Lake Bell, Michelle Borth, Martin Starr, Nick Kroll, Lindsay Sloane and David Koechner.

The film is about a close group of 30-somethings who spend every summer weekend throwing elaborate theme parties at their friend Eric’s (Sudeikis) family home in the Hamptons. When Eric's dad decides to sell off their summer playground, the friends agree there is only one way to have the biggest and brashest send off party, a good old fashioned orgy.

Endgame Entertainment’s James D. Stern produced the film along with executive producers Douglas Hansen, Ram Bergman, Brian R. Etting, George Parra and Christopher Petzel.

According to Meyer Gottlieb, President of Samuel Goldwyn Films: “The comedy plays beyond audiences’ expectations and Jason Sudeikis and the ensemble cast just kills it!”

“A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY is a sharp, witty comedy that delivers,” stated Stern. “We’re thrilled to have SPWA, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Essential on board to bring this to audiences worldwide.”

Peter Goldwyn, VP of Acquisitions for Samuel Goldwyn Films negotiated the deal with SPWA’s Michael Helfand, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Scott Shooman, Vice President of Acquisitions and Productions.

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