New distrib looking for spring theatrical, VOD release
Newbie distrib Red Flag Releasing has picked up North American rights to “8: The Mormon Proposition.”The pic bowed at Sundance last month in the fest’s Spotlight program. The docu, written and co-directed by former Mormon missionary Reed Cowan, takes on the Mormon church and its involvement in the passage of California’s Prop. 8, highlighting actions taken against gays and lesbians in their fight for marriage equality. “This film is for those who’ve suffered from religious bigotry,” Cowan said in a statement. “Its sold-out screenings at Sundance and in Salt Lake City are the first step for people to learn the truth about such a damaging and divisive effort.” Red Flag was launched recently by former Warner Independent Pictures execs Paul Federbush and Laura Kim, and investor Ron Stein. The indie distrib plans to acquire films at festivals as well as to find films seeking finishing funds. “Proposition” was produced by Cowan, co-director Steven Greenstreet, Emily Pearson and Christopher Volz. Oscar-winning scribe Dustin Lance Black (“Milk”) narrated the film. Red Flag is shooting for a theatrical and VOD release in this spring. IP Advisors’ Kevin Iwashina and WME Global negotiated the sale with Red Flag’s Federbush.