By Peter Knegt | Indiewire January 22, 2014 at 12:21PM
Sony Pictures Classics announced this morning that it has secured worldwide rights to Martha Stephens & Aaron Katz’s road trip comedy "Land Ho!," which premiered on Sunday at the Sundance Film Festival. SPC plans to release the film nationwide in 2014.
"That rare bird of a movie, fresh and funny and moving, featuring the most memorable two characters you've experienced in a long, long time. We are also so pleased to collaborate with an important new independent company Gamechanger and especially the directorial voice of Martha Stephens and Aaron Katz," said Sony Pictures Classics.
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The film is produced by Mynette Louie, Sara Murphy, and Christina Jennings, and executive produced by David Gordon Green, and Julie Parker Benello, Dan Cogan, Geralyn Dreyfous, and Wendy Ettinger of Gamechanger Films. "Land Ho!" is notably the first film to be financed by Gamechanger, which launched last fall to exclusively finance features directed and co-directed by women.
“We are so happy that our first feature out of the gate has found such a great home. Sony Pictures Classics has the same deep respect for filmmakers that we do,” adds Gamechanger Films.
The deal was negotiated by Andrew Herwitz, president of Film Sales Company, and Andre Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Stratford Sandler Des Rochers LLP, on behalf of the filmmakers.