E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment

June 23, 2010 09:01 ET

E1 Entertainment Set to Release Hackford's Love Ranch

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW YORK and TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 23, 2010) - Leading international independent distributor E1 Entertainment (E1) is set to bring some love to U.S. and Canadian theatres with the June 30 release of Taylor Hackford's much anticipated "Love Ranch".

The drama was inspired by the real-life story of Joe and Sally Conforte, who in 1971 opened Mustang Ranch, Nevada's first legalized brothel. The film is a fictionalized version of a romantic triangle that played out at the infamous ranch, with Academy Award® winner Joe Pesci playing Charlie Bontempo, a character loosely based on Joe Conforte, and fellow Oscar® winner Helen Mirren playing Grace Bontempo, loosely based on Sally Conforte.

At the heart of "Love Ranch" is the love story involving Mirren's character and a heavyweight boxing contender she manages, played by up-and-coming Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta . The film also features Scout Taylor-Compton ("The Runaways"), Gina Gershon ("PS, I Love You"), Bai Ling ("Lords of Dogtown"), Taryn Manning ("Hustle & Flow"), Elise Neal ("Scream 2"), MC Gainey ("Mr. Woodcock"), Bryan Cranston (AMC's "Breaking Bad"), and Wendell Pierce (HBO's "Treme").

Hackford and many of the film's stars will be on hand for the U.S. premiere in Los Angeles tonight, with select theatrical distribution in the following U.S. and Canadian locations on June 30.

Greater Los Angeles Area

  • The Landmark - 10850 West Pico at Westwood Blvd., LA
  • Laemmle Playhouse 7, Pasadena – 673 East Colorado Blvd., Pasadena
  • Laemmle Town Centre 5, Encino – 17200 Ventura Blvd., Encino
  • Edwards Westpark 8, Irvine – 3755 Alton Pkwy, Irvine

New York

  • AMC Theatres Empire 25 (digital projection) – 234 W. 42nd St.
  • Sunshine Theatre – 143 E. Houston St.


  • Century Centre Cinema – Century Shopping Centre, 2828 N. Clark St.

Greater Boston Area

  • Kendall Square Cinema – 1 Kendall Square, Bldg. 1900, Cambridge

San Francisco

  • Embarcadero Center Cinema – One Embarcadero Center, Promenade Level

Washington DC

  • Bethesda Row Theatre – 7235 Woodmont Ave.


  • AMC Yonge & Dundas 24 – 10 Dundas St. East

Along with managing the U.S. and Canadian "Love Ranch" theatrical release, E1 is overseeing all future home video, VOD, digital and TV sales in both countries as well as sales to other markets around the globe. 

About E1 Entertainment

E1 Entertainment (AIM:ETO) is a leading international company that specializes in the acquisition, production and distribution of entertainment content. The company's comprehensive network extends around the globe including Canada, the U.S., the UK, Ireland, Benelux, France, Australia, and New Zealand. Through established Entertainment and Distribution divisions, the company provides extensive expertise in film distribution, television and music production, kids programming and merchandising and licensing. Its current rights library is exploited across all media formats and includes more than 20,000 film and television titles, 2,400 hours of television programming and 45,000 music tracks.

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