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Orion Classics picks up first release, ‘Thunder’

Orion Classics is effectively back in the distribution game with the acquisition of controversial indie pic “Rain Without Thunder,” its first release skedded for early ’93.

The U.S. platform release of the TAZ Pictures docudrama “is the first acquisition of hopefully quite a few,” said John Hegeman, Orion Classics veep.

“Rain Without Thunder” is a futuristic look at the U.S. when “abortion is illegal by constitutional amendment, so minority and poor women are the victims of a new law and wind up in jail,” explains Nanette Sorensen, who co-produced pic (with partner Gary Sorensen) for under $ 2 million.

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