American Cinema International partners with Entertainment Universe and acquires Snake and Mongoose, the true life story of the biggest racing rivalry and will screen the film at American Film Market 2013.
American Cinema International (ACI) is scheduled to host exclusive screenings of their newly acquired film, Snake and Mongoose at this year’s American Film Market (AFM). AFM will take place Wednesday, Nov. 6 through Nov. 13 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif.
Who: American Cinema International (ACI)
What: Exclusive screenings of Snake and Mongoose (genre: action-adventure)
When & Where: Screenings will take place at the 2013 American Film Market (AFM):
* November 6, 2013 5:00pm
The Laemmle Monica 4-Plex
1332 2nd Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401
* November 7, 2013 1:00pm – Location: FAIRMONT 4
* November 10, 2013 3:00pm – Location: FAIRMONT 2
The Fairmont Hotel
101 Wilshire Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90401
* November 11, 2013 10:00am
10850 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Snake and Mongoose is the untold true story of how legendary Southern California drag racers, Don “The Snake” Prudhomme (played by Jesse Williams from Grey’s Anatomy and The Cabin in the Woods) and Tom “The Mongoose” McEwen (played by Richard Blake from CSI, Cold Case), combined with corporate giant Mattel’s Hot Wheels division to put Hot Wheels on the map, put drag racing into the mainstream and revolutionize sports marketing forever. The film is written by long time automotive industry journalist Alan Paradise, co-written and directed by Wayne Holloway and produced by Robin Broidy of Entertainment Universe and Stephen Nemeth of Rhino Films (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Dogtown and Z Boys,” and “The Surrogate“). The also film features Noah Wyle (ER, Falling Skies), Ashley Hinshaw (Chronicle, LOL), Tim Blake Nelson (Lincoln, The Incredible Hulk), Leonardo Nam (Fast & Furious 3 Tokyo Drift), Ian Ziering (Sharknado, 90210) and Fred Dryer (Hunter).
The family-oriented action-adventure film has already opened in 25 cities in the U.S. since August of this year and will debut for international buyers at AFM next week. The audience will also have a chance to see authentic restored racing footage from the actual races in the film.
“We’re excited to be participating in AFM again this year which enables us to reach a global audience for our distribution projects,” says ACI President Chevonne O’Shaughnessey. “Our latest acquisition of Snake and Mongoose is in line with one of the genres we have been closely focused on. The film has received numerous rave reviews and both racing and non-racing fans, men and women, young and old all love the film so we are excited to see how the international audience will receive it.”
ACI recently entered into an agreement with Entertainment Universe which produced Snake and Mongoose to represent them as their sales agent in the international marketplace.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with ACI. George Shamieh and Chevonne O’Shaughnessy have years of international sales experience, are extremely well-respected and are particularly adept with films centered around racing,” says Robin Broidy, producer at Entertainment Universe.
For more on Snake and Mongoose or to view the trailer, please visit:
About American Cinema International
American Cinema International (ACI) is an independent entertainment company that creates, produces and distributes filmed entertainment throughout the world. Although the company itself was established in 2000, it is worth noting that the staff has many years of industry expertise. George Shamieh, formerly a principal at PM Entertainment is a veteran sales agent and producer with 20 years of experience and over 150 film titles to his credit. Chevonne O’Shaughnessy worked with Schamieh at PM Entertainment as the Head of International Sales for 15 years. Together they bring their expertise to ACI. For more information on American Cinema International, please visit http://aci-americancinema.com/
About Entertainment Universe
Robin Broidy formed Entertainment Universe in 2011 to develop, produce, and finance motion pictures and television programming. The company developed 2012 action/thriller “Mayhem” among several other feature projects. Broidy is a longtime entertainment industry attorney and businesswoman who has held positions such as Senior Vice President of International Home Video and Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs/Acquisitions for Twentieth Century Fox.
About Rhino Films: Rhino Films
Rhino Films is an independent film company that originated as a division of the iconoclastic record label, Rhino Records. The company was founded and is headed by producer Stephen Nemeth, who has produced more than 20 films, 2012 Sundance Audience Award-winning “The Surrogate,” starring Academy Award winner Helen Hunt and Academy Award nominee John Hawkes, “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Why Do Fools Fall in Love,” “Dogtown and Z Boys,” “What We Do Is Secret,” “Radio Free Albemuth,” and “You And I.” Nemeth also has extensive experience producing documentaries, including the Academy Award-nominated “War/Dance” and “Fuel,” which won the Audience Award at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, among others.