Mark Berry's AMG Visuals Snatches International Rights To Arrowfoot Films Red Hot Busker Doc, "The Pitch".
"AMG Visuals acquires all international broadcast and theatrical rights through their SONY output deal."
EXCLUSIVE: Toronto, Canada
May 27, 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AMG Visuals, the burgeoning film division of Canadian indie media outfit AMG, announced today that they have acquired all international broadcast and theatrical rights to Jim Kuehnel’s THE PITCH from Arrowfoot Films in Saint John, New Brunswick. The film presently in post, will have its world premiere in Toronto at select theatres in September. The deal will excite offshore distributors who now have a meaty project to heat up the TIFF week.
The fast-tracked project was filmed over summers of 2015 and 2016 documenting busker performances and interviews during the 25th and 26th edition of the Buskers on The Bay Festivals.
Buskers featured in the film hail from Australia, England, the US and Canada, providing a broad spectrum of performers. The film is being produced by Jim Kuehnel for Arrowfoot with Mark Berry and Duane Farley at AMG Visuals as Executive Producers. Sony Entertainment is handling North American and international broadcast distribution.
Arrowfoot’s Kuehnel says, “Mark, Duane and I are honored to be working on this film together, and to have the opportunity to work with the great team at AMG, who we know will masterfully bring this story to the world. We are so grateful to AMG for entrusting us with it, and thrilled that Mark & Duane share our vision and passion for this exciting documentary.”
"The Pitch" takes a look at the world of international street performing buskers to find out why these men and women have chosen to "pass the hat" to make a living, along with the challenges they face.
Says AMG's Berry, “This is the kind of amazing story and film that will be a huge documentary title internationally, especially as the intimate and behind-the-scenes details of the international busker community is revealed through the lens of this heart stopping doc. We are tremendously honored to be working with the team at Arrowfoot and are especially eager and excited to begin our relationship with Jim Kuehnel on this important film for AMG Visuals.”
AMG's EVP Duane Farley states, “Jim Kuehnel is a master storyteller like none other and this is a film that has it all. Jim has assembled an outstanding dream team and we could not be more excited or proud to be involved with this creative documentary at AMG.”
About Mark S. Berry & AMG:
AMG is a leading Toronto-based entertainment & media company with an unparalleled client list of artists and content creators across film, television, music and digital media. Led by an experienced and innovative management team, AMG was formed in 1998 by international record producer, engineer & mixer Mark S. Berry and operates under his leadership as Chairman. Berry, whose extensive production, engineering & re-mixing talents has earned him 36 international gold & platinum records for such notable Grammy & Juno nominated musical icons as, David Bowie, Duran Duran, Yes, Boy George, Billy Idol, Kool & The Gang, Cameo, Carly Simon, Joan Jett & many, many more. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, with offices in NYC, LA, Hong Kong, Seoul & Beijing.
Since its founding, AMG Visuals has executive produced, financed or distributed several movies, including Drake: Homecoming and the upcoming Jeff Healey Band documentary; and has almost an equal amount in development, under production, or completed but not yet released.
Through its partner companies, including award-winning global creative music supervision agency AttackTrax, AMG also provides clients with unique music advertising, music brand integration and marketing opportunities across traditional, social media, mobile, film, television and gaming platforms. Already the owner of an extensive music publishing catalogue in affiliation with BMG Music, AMG's mission is to target potential acquisitions in the music, film & television industries ranging from independent record labels, artists, writers, DVD, feature length films, extreme sports content to purchases in the music publishing sector. AMG's focus is music distribution through its deal with Universal Music Group Distribution, the insertions of music into international feature film & television, as well as the development of reality based and documentary television programming.
AttackTrax is one of the world's leading providers of 100% pre-cleared production music in all media. AttackTrax is committed to quality and offers 10,000+ tracks of music in all genres from world renowned music publishing catalogues. Previous AttackTrax insertions have included Making of The Matrix Reloaded, Coach Carter, Urban Legend, Harvard Man, Dawsons Creek, Roswell, MTV, Viacom, VH1 and many more including major sports programs internationally. The attacktrax.com website has been designed as a state-of-the-art, automated, online customer experience and decision engine that functions on all platforms and complements an already world-class AttackTrax brand.
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