×
You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Unified Pictures launches genre label Red Band Films

Titles include 'Devil in My Ride,' 'Vincent & Roxxy'

EXCLUSIVE: Indie producer-financer Unified Pictures (“A Single Shot”) has launched Red Band Films for developing features for a genre-specific audience.

Red Band recently acquired Gary Michael Shultz’s directional debut, “Devil in My Ride,” a horror comedy following two hapless men as they race across the country to save their friend’s bride from possession and eternal damnation. Red Band has also optioned Shultz’s sophomore film “Vincent & Roxxy,” a crime thriller that follows a modern day Bonnie and Clyde as they fall in love against the backdrop of a violent nationwide crime spree.

“Devil in My Ride” is in post-production while “Vincent and Roxxy” will shoot in the first quarter.

Red Band will seek to highlight offerings from up and coming directors along with veteran directors looking for a brand-specific outlet.

“These titles have been wildly popular throughout the world for good reason,” said Unified Pictures founding partner, Keith Kjarval. “Red Band is a dedicated label for the creation of these films for the true fans of the genre. Additionally, cultivating the talent driving these unique films fits nicely into Unified’s overall strategy to empower the artist to create his or her best work.”

Unified’s thriller “A Single Shot” recently wrapped and stars Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Wright, Melissa Leo, and William H. Macy. It’s currently in production on “The Inevitable Defeat of Mister and Pete,” directed by George Tillman Jr. and starring Jennifer Hudson, Jordin Sparks, Jeffrey Wright and Anthony Mackie. Unified also recently wrapped production on “Decoding Annie Parker,” which stars Samantha Morton, Helen Hunt, Rashida Jones, Aaron Paul and Alice Eve, and “Don’t Move” starring Penelope Cruz. It’s also in production on animated feature “Noah’s Ark,” written by Philip LaZebnik and produced by Chris Jenkins.

Popular on Variety

More Film

  • The Great Outdoor documentary series about

    Farm to Picture: Documentary Series 'The Great Outdoor' Chronicles a Life Gone to Pot

    Cannabis cultivation in the Emerald Triangle, the area in Northern California that has long been a go-to for growers, has a starring role in a new documentary series called “The Great Outdoor.” Funded by Flow Kana, one of the state’s leading cannabis flower brands, filmed by David Zlutnick, and executive-produced by Flow Kana co-founder Flavia [...]

  • 1982 El Gouna Festival

    Egypt's El Gouna Film Festival Puts Arab Helmers at Center Stage

    The upbeat state of Arab cinema will be on the screen and in the balmy air at Egypt’s El Gouna Film Festival (Sept. 19-27), which is steadily gaining traction in its stated ambition to become a key platform and solid driver for Middle-East producers. “This year was one the best for Arab cinema,” says Intishal [...]

  • Star Skipper Paramount Animation

    Meet Star Skipper, Paramount Animation's Magical New Trademark Logo Character

    Studio logos are powerful signals to audiences.  Multiple generations of moviegoers flipping through channels or scanning streaming titles have frozen at the sight of a desk lamp hopping across the screen, because it means a Pixar movie is about to play. Likewise, when a young boy lounging inside a crescent moon casts his fishing line into [...]

  • Sybil

    Cannes Competition Movie 'Sibyl' Finds North American Home With Music Box (EXCLUSIVE)

    Music Box Films has acquired the U.S. and Canadian rights to Justine Triet’s darkly comic drama “Sibyl,” which competed at Cannes and had its North American premiere at Toronto in the Special Presentation section. Represented in international markets by mk2, the film follows the ambiguous relationship between Sibyl, a jaded psychotherapist (Virginie Efira, “An Impossible [...]

  • Kent Jones Directs 'Diane'

    Kent Jones to Exit New York Film Festival (EXCLUSIVE)

    In a surprise move, New York Film Festival’s director and selection committee chair of seven years Kent Jones will step down following this year’s 57th edition, which runs Sept. 27-Oct. 13. The departure comes as Jones’ feature filmmaking career is taking off. Issues of potential conflicts of interest have arisen as his work has moved [...]

  • Ava-Mark-Split

    Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo Selected for SAG-AFTRA Foundation Honors

    Ava DuVernay and Mark Ruffalo have been selected by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation for its fourth Annual Patron of the Artists Awards. The awards will be presented on Nov. 7 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The show benefits the nonprofit SAG-AFTRA Foundation and is not televised. Previous SAG-AFTRA Foundation Patron of the [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content