Sundance: Vertical Entertainment Buys ‘Dial a Prayer’ With William H. Macy

William H. Macy
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Vertical Entertainment has acquired North American rights to “Dial a Prayer” and plans to release the film in theaters in spring of 2015.

The film stars Brittany Snow, William H. Macy and Glenne Headly. Vertical Entertainment co-presidents Rich Goldberg and Mitch Budin closed the deal during a meeting at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival with producer Jason Potash, Paul Finkel, and representatives from XYZ Films and Preferred Content.

The picture centers on a troubled young woman who works at a prayer call center. The prayers she says make a difference in callers’ lives, forcing her to reconcile her reckless past with the faith she inspires in others.

“Dial a Prayer” was written and directed by Maggie Kiley, produced by Storyboard’s Paul Finkel and Jason Potash, producer Dan Hyman, executive producers Marcus Dean Fuller and Julie S. Fuller. The film was financed and produced by Storyboard Entertainment in association with Compass Entertainment.

The deal was negotiated by Rich Goldberg and Peter Jarowey, vice presidents of acquisitions at Vertical, with Marc Bortz of Preferred Content, Mette-Marie Katz of XYZ Films and Elsa Ramo of Ramo Law on behalf of the filmmakers.

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