SOURCE: First Look Studios

March 06, 2008 15:15 ET

"Miss Conception" Acquired by First Look

Stars Heather Graham

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - March 6, 2008) - First Look Studios is pleased to announce the acquisition of "Miss Conception," formerly titled "Buy Borrow and Steal," starring Heather Graham, Mia Kirshner and Tom Ellis. The film is directed by Eric Styles, written by Camilla Leslie and produced by Doris Kirch. Blue Angel Films limited co-produced with Miromar Entertainment AG, in association with BBS Productions Ltd and the support of Northern Ireland Screen.

Recently acquired by First Look Studios at the Berlin film Festival, The deal was brokered by First Look's EVP of Acquisitions, Gary Hirsch, and Oliver Mahrdt of Hanns Wolters International.

"Miss Conception" tells the story of Georgina (Heather Graham), a broody 33-year-old woman who sends her partner packing when it becomes obvious that he does not share her desire for children. Zak (Tom Ellis) hopes she'll cool off while he is away on a planned business trip. But Georgina, discovering early menopause runs in her family, hears her biological clock ticking like an atom bomb and must answer the call. She turns to her reluctant best friend Clem (Mia Kirshner) to recruit the perfect but unsuspecting man to fulfill her dreams for a child.

"I'm delighted to have First Look Studios releasing the film theatrically in the US," says Oliver Mahrdt. "The producer Doris Kirch and co-producer Michel Morales are looking forward to the world premiere at the 25th anniversary of the Miami Film Festival tonight."

"I am confident that women will relate to Heather's character in this light-hearted look at a dilemma that millions of women face. At the same time, men will enjoy watching Heather and Mia Kirshner so it is a perfect date movie," says Gary Hirsch.

"Miss Conception" is slated for a June 2008 release.


First Look Studios is a leading independent studio which includes its theatrical, home video and television operations. The studio's CEO is Trevor Short and Dean Wilson is COO. The company is owned and operated by First Look Holdings, LLC.

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