SOURCE: Seven Arts Pictures plc

Seven Arts Pictures plc

October 15, 2009 07:30 ET

Seven Arts Acquires Two Motion Pictures for Distribution

HOLLYWOOD, CA--(Marketwire - October 15, 2009) - Seven Arts Pictures plc (Seven Arts) (NASDAQ: SAPX) announced today the acquisition of the motion pictures "Grinder" and "The Somnambulist" for foreign and domestic distribution.

Seven Arts agreed to act as sales agent for the two pictures through its subsidiary, Seven Arts Pictures Louisiana.

"The Somnambulist," starring Heather McComb ("Prison Break," "Party of Five"), Gbenga Akinnagbe ("The Taking of Pelham 1,2,3," "The Wire"), and Edward Furlong ("Terminator 2: Judgment Day," "American History X"), was written by Andy Sparaco and directed by Rachel Grissom. "The Somnambulist" is currently in post-production.

"Grinder" is written and directed by Richard Clark Jr. and stars Nikki Griffin ("The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift," "Entourage") and Kris Lemche ("Final Destination 3," "Knockaround Guys"). Seven college students on their way to a Thanksgiving break getaway find themselves in the creepy town of Chapman when their car breaks down. The students quickly find out that the "Roadkill Capital of the World" may be far more sinister than it seems at first.

Peter Hoffman, CEO of Seven Arts, commented, "We are excited about these two films and think they will be a strong addition to our lineup."

About Seven Arts

Seven Arts Pictures plc ("SAP," "7 Arts" or the "Company") was founded in 2002 as an independent motion picture production and distribution company engaged in the development, acquisition, financing, production, and licensing of theatrical motion pictures for exhibition in domestic (i.e., the United States and Canada) and foreign theatrical markets, and for subsequent worldwide release in other forms of media, including home video and pay and free television.

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