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Todd Sklar’s ‘Awful Nice’ Gets U.S. Distribution

Screen Media planning spring release for pic starring James Pumphrey, Alex Rennie, Christopher Meloni

Screen Media Films has acquired U.S. rights to Todd Sklar’s comedy “Awful Nice,” which premiered in March at South by Southwest.

Screen Media is targeting a spring 2014 theatrical and VOD release, preceded by a nationwide college tour of event screenings with Sklar’s Range Life operation.

Producers are Michael Forstein, Adam Paulsen, Todd Sklar, Maury Steinman and Brock Williams. The film centers on a pair estranged brothers played by James Pumphrey and Alex Rennie who are forced to travel together to renovate and flip the lake house they’ve inherited from their recently deceased father.

SEE ALSO: Film Review: ‘Awful Nice’

“Nice” also stars Christopher Meloni, Brett Gelman and Keely Hazell, and is based on Sklar’s short film”’92 Skybox Alonso Mourning Rookie Card”, which also starred Rennie and Pumphrey.

The deal was negotiated by Suzanne Blech and Seth Needle for Screen Media with CAA on behalf of the filmmakers.

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