SOURCE: Ask Around Entertainment

Ask Around Entertainment

February 10, 2012 12:42 ET

Urban Comedy "Exit Strategy" Expands Into Cinemas Across U.S.

The Film Group Secures Exclusive Release With Rave and Bow Tie Cinemas on March 9, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 10, 2012) - The Film Group, representing Rave Cinemas and Bow Tie Cinemas, has secured exclusive rights to the nationwide release of Ask Around Productions' urban un-romantic comedy "Exit Strategy," starring Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Quincy "QDeezy" Harris, with Big Boy ("Entourage," "The Longest Yard,") and Kevin Hart ("40 Year Old Virgin," "Laugh At My Pain," "Think Like a Man").

In a deal negotiated by Level 33 Entertainment on behalf of Ask Around Entertainment, the distribution shingle of Ask Around Productions, "Exit Strategy" will release at Rave Cinema and Bow Tie Cinema locations including Los Angeles' Rave Motion Pictures 18 + IMAX at Howard Hughes Center and Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza 15; Washington D.C. area's Rave Motion Pictures Fairfax Corner 14; Baton Rouge's Rave Motion Pictures Mall of Louisiana 15; Durham's Southpoint 17 + IMAX; and additional cinemas in Alabama, Arkansas, and Kentucky, plus Bow Tie Cinema in Richmond's Movieland at Boulevard Square, among others. A premiere screening for the movie will be held at Rave Cinemas Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza in early March.

"We're very excited to bring this fun, very funny urban comedy to audiences across the U.S.," said Spencer Klein, The Film Group's Senior Vice President of Film and Alternative Content. "We are committed to providing movie-going audiences with quality independent product and believe 'Exit Strategy' has something that audiences can relate to and enjoy."

In the movie, James (JAMEEL SALEEM) gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (KIMELIA WEATHERS) and quickly discovers she's everything he never wanted in a woman. He enlists best friends Carville (QUINCY "QDEEZY" HARRIS), Leona (NOELLE BALFOUR) and strangers BIG BOY and KEVIN HART to find a relationship exit strategy, but for Kim, breaking up just isn't an option.

"Exit Strategy's" Executive Producer is nationally-syndicated morning radio host Big Boy from the nation's top hip-hop station KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles. Big Boy's production company Ida's Son Productions helped finance the independent film in association with Los Angeles-based production company Ask Around Productions, which is helmed by Kellie Maltagliati, who is one of the film's Producers along with Quincy "QDeezy" Harris, on-air personality at Philadelphia's Radio One WPHI Hot 107.9.

The screenplay was written by Baltimore and Philadelphia native and Slamdance screenwriting finalist Jameel Saleem, who also stars in the film. Co-star Kimelia Weathers, a Washington D.C. native and resident, is also credited with helping create the film's main characters. "Exit Strategy" is directed and edited by Michael Whitton.

The movie's soundtrack, including songs featured-in and inspired by "Exit Strategy," is available on iTunes and Amazon.com through Ocean View Entertainment, the digital distribution label of Stampede Management in Los Angeles -- the team behind Snoop Dogg and Far East Movement.

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