Safady Entertainment Acquires Film Rights to “Dreamt” (Press Release)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Nov. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Safady Entertainment is excited to announce the acquisition of the screenplay, “Dreamt”, a psychological thriller written by Andrew Alexander.

“Dreamt,” is a story set in modern day, where two people have a supernatural connection and therefore are actually dreaming in each other’s lives. Conflict ensues after the men discover each other’s existence, leading one man to try to take over the other’s life and stopping at nothing to get it.

“We’re excited to tell a thrilling, exciting story with an amazing twist to it,” said producer Gary Safady, adding: “The script has all the elements for intrigue and fascination to capture the audience from the opening frame of the film. Andrew has crafted an amazing story in the vain of Memento and Fight Club.”

Safady Entertainment has also secured renowned music video, commercial, and director of “The Hills Have Eyes II,” Martin Weisz. Martin has shot over 350 music videos for artists such as Puff Daddy, Korn, Live, Sisqo, Nickelback, Fuel, and numerous others. “We believed that Martin’s visual capabilities, intuition with actors, accompanied by his passion for this project will create an amazing film,” Safady adds.

Pre-production on this action-thriller is expected to begin February 2012. Principal photography is scheduled to begin April 2012. “Martin has been a great friend of mine and a couple months ago told me I had to read this script,” says Safady’s producing partner Craig Chapman. “That night I read it three times and said we have to make this movie. Good material and great writing fuel our business. We were lucky to stumble upon a gem!” He added.

Todd Moyer of the Flagship Management Group, who is currently producing the Brendan Fraser film: “William Tell 3D,” is also a Producer on the film. “Martin and I are excited to be doing this picture with Gary Safady. We’ve been developing the project for 3 years. Gary’s passion for the screenplay convinced us that Safady Entertainment will help us make this film a reality.”

Andrew Alexander is represented by Original Artists. Martin Weisz is represented by Anonymous Content and is the owner of Weird Pictures.

ABOUT SAFADY ENTERTAINMENT: Safady Entertainment was founded by Gary Safady and Craig Chapman. The company is a synergistic development, finance and production company.  It combines the team’s collective experience in production and finance, with strategic partnerships in all facets of the entertainment industry. Safady Entertainment is focused on A-list, highly marketable projects appealing to broad-scope audiences. Safady Entertainment draws upon its vast relationships in the production and finance world, with a goal to produce 2-3 pictures a year.

The company’s latest production: “Machine Gun Preacher,” is the story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing-biker who turns his life around, finds God, and becomes a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who’ve been forced into war.  Directed by Marc Forster, “Machine Gun Preacher” also stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon and Madeline Carroll.

More information: http://www.safadyentertainment.com.

CONTACT: JR Savet, jrsavet@gmail.com

eBay Auction – Movie Memorabilia for Charity (Relativity Press Release)

Relativity Media Teams Up with eBay to Auction off Movie Memorabilia from Machine Gun Preacher for Charity

100% Proceeds to benefit Angels of East of Africa Rescue Organization

 (Beverly Hills, Calif.) September 14, 2011– Relativity Media is proud to announce it is working with eBay to auction off premiere tickets, an autographed movie poster, and a custom-built motorcycle from its upcoming release of Machine Gun Preacher. Gerard Butler (300) delivers a searing performance as Sam Childers, the impassioned founder of the Angels of East Africa rescue organization in Golden Globe-nominated director Marc Forster’s (Monster’s Ball) moving story of violence and redemption. All proceeds will benefit Childers’ charity.

The online charity auction http://www.ebay.com/machinegunpreacher.com goes live on Wednesday, September 14 when bidding opens for two VIP seats to the Los Angeles Premiere and an autographed movie poster signed by the cast, and closes on Monday, September 19.  The premiere tickets’ starting bid is $500, while the starting bid for the autographed poster is $50. Bidding will begin on Monday, September 26 for the 2010 custom-built Rate Bike motorcycle, ridden by Gerard Butler in the movie, through Thursday, October 6. The starting bid is $30,000. The winning bids are 100% tax deductible.

Read full press release here.

Safady Entertainment Acquires Film Rights to “Cobra 405″

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., April 26, 2011 — Safady Entertainment has announced that it has just acquired the rights to the Damien Lewis novel “Cobra 405.”

“Cobra 405” (originally published in 2007 as “Cobra Gold”) is set in the mid 70’s in war-torn Beirut and based around what is still regarded as the world’s largest unsolved bank heist. Under the cover of a massive firefight, a  band of highly skilled members of the SAS, blast their way into the British Bank of the Middle East. On their escape, however, things start to go horribly wrong and they are forced to hide the loot in order to save themselves. Two years later, the raiders return to retrieve the gold only to find they are up against a ruthless enemy hell-bent on finding it before they do.

“We’re excited to tell such a thrilling, fast paced story,” said producer Gary Safady, adding: “It’s a story that is pumped with all sorts of twists and turns, – it’s sure to fuel the adrenaline junkie in everyone!”

Safady Entertainment has secured Paul Leyden and Morgan O’Neill, the team behind the upcoming movie “The Factory,” starring John Cusack, to write the screenplay. “When Paul and Morgan came to us with this incredible story, we knew right then and there we were going to make it,” adds Safady.

The name of the film is still yet to be determined. Pre-production on this action-thriller is expected to begin December 2011. Principal photography is scheduled to begin March 2012. “It’s always exciting when compelling commercial material comes across your desk,” says Safady’s producing partner Craig Chapman.  “Good material and good writing fuel our business.  We have been blessed to have the ability to work with such great talent and to be working with both Paul and Morgan on Cobra, it’s very exciting for us!” he added.

Paul Leyden is represented by Paradigm and Code.  Morgan O’Neill is represented by Paradigm and Generate. Both are represented by attorney Matt Rosen.

ABOUT SAFADY ENTERTAINMENT: Safady Entertainment was founded by Gary Safady and Craig Chapman. The company is a synergistic development, finance and production company.  It combines the team’s collective experience in production and finance, with strategic partnerships in all facets of the entertainment industry. Safady Entertainment is focused on A-list, highly marketable film projects appealing to a broad-scope audience. Safady Entertainment draws upon its vast relationships in the production and finance world, with a goal to produce 2-3 pictures a year.

The company’s latest production: “Machine Gun Preacher” which is set to release in the Fall of 2011, is the story of Sam Childers (played by Gerard Butler), a former drug-dealing-biker who turns his life around, finds God, and becomes a crusader for hundreds of Sudanese children who’ve been forced into war.  Directed by Marc Forster, “Machine Gun Preacher” also stars Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon and Madeline Carroll.

More information: www.safadyentertainment.com