NEW YORK — Gay and lesbian pay network Here TV has bought exclusive rights to movie “Julie Johnson,” co-starring Lily Taylor, Courtney Love and Mischa Barton.
Originally produced by the Shooting Gallery and entered in the Sundance Film Festival in 2001, “Julie Johnson” never got a theatrical release. The movie will have its U.S. premiere in June.
Movie’s new owners, Cinemavault Releasing, have sold Here TV a three-year window not only for pay TV but also for homevideo, pay-per-view, video-on-demand and subscription VOD, said Paul Colichman, cofounder with Stephen P. Jarchow of Here and of the distribution company Regent Entertainment.
Directed by Bob Gosse, “Julie Johnson” features Taylor as the title character who falls in love with her best friend, played by Love, when her marriage breaks up.