Saint James Films acquires International Rights to Supernatural Thriller, ‘Nightscape’

 

Nightscape poster

 

Mike the Pike Productions, Inc. ($MIKP) subsidiary, Saint James Films, LLC (SJF) is pleased to announce that it has secured the International distribution rights to David W. Edwards’ supernatural thriller, ‘Nightscape’ .  The film hits worldwide markets at next week’s Cannes film market (Marché du Film 2013) via our distribution partner TomCat Films, LLC. The deal includes a 50% equity stake in net sales for SJF.

We are thrilled to license this property as part of our offerings at this year’s Cannes. It’s a fast ride filled with visual effects and plot laid out nicely over an energetic electronic score.

SJF will be represented by TomCat at the world’s largest film market this month with Nightscape and 11 other titles including Lizzie Borden’s Revenge, Attack of the Jurassic Shark, Captain Battle, etc.  The Company has also partnered with various producers to ensure increased volume in production on projects for worldwide distribution and an ever-increasing SJF library.  What I’m truly thrilled about is that number.  We only started producing and acquiring films in January of 2012 and just over a year later we’re looking at a dozen titles.  As this number continues to increase, we’ll soon see self-sustaining revenues for the company and inevitable momentum in company growth and brand recognition.

Mike the Pike Productions is a USOTC publicly traded feature film, television and graphic novels production company currently working on titles such as White Space and The Skin Trade, from George R.R. Martin, the world-renown author behind HBO’s Game of Thrones.  It is currently trading in the Grey Market and we’ve secured a market maker in Southern California that has filed a Form 211 with FINRA toward reinstatement to the Pink Sheets. The process hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing, but it’s overall encouraging to see that our market maker is optimistic regarding our potential for reinstatement.  Our last submission to FINRA included LOIs, Contracts, emails, service agreements, letters of explanation and then some, substantiating each and every claim and statement made via press release by the company since early 2010.

It’s quite a bit to go through and was initially reviewed by our market maker’s compliance department prior to submission around 3 weeks ago.  My hope is for a timely response there, but there’s no indication as to when they will answer and if that answer will be final or a request for more information.

That said, we will be making regular announcements via blog or press release until that decision and hope that shareholders will follow us on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/MTPfb for frequent updates as company social media has now been deemed acceptable by the SEC as a dissemination portal for company information.

MIKP subsidiary, Saint James Films titles get a boost from distributor TomCat Films, LLC's deal with Mark Burnett's YouToo.tv

Great piece on our distributor, TomCat Films in THR last week— (TomCat reps all of Saint James Films titles including Jurassic Shark, Lizzie Borden’s Revenge, Captain Battle: Legacy War, and more!) 

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Arizona sales company’s series of tongue-in-cheek theatrical trailers will air on interactive online and cable TV service.

TomCat Films LLC, an Arizona-based production and international sales company, has signed a licensing deal with YouToo TV to carry a series of its tongue-in-cheek theatrical movie trailers.

YouToo TV is an interactive television network that makes content available both online on cable systems, including Verizon Fios, Comcast and Time Warner Cable in 177 of the top 200 U.S. TV markets, according to the company. It estimates it has an audience of 15 million viewers.

The TomCat series of trailers calledTrailerific will promote their B-movies, including such titles as Thunderstorm: Return of Thor, Jurassic Shark and Lizzie Borden’s Revenge.

The first episode includes 5 trailers with a superhero theme where the audience can comment via video and text free of charge.

“These trailers are fun, campy and enjoyable at the same time, and that’s something you don’t necessarily see everywhere else,” says Chris Wyatt, CEO of YouToo TV. “We want to really expand the interactive experience and get viewers involved.”

YouToo TV works in association with Survivor producer Mark Burnett’s company VIMBY, (Video in My Backyard). Viewers can create an account online or using the YouToo TV app for mobile and tablets where they can upload video, pictures and text  to appear on their television service.

Since YouToo TV’s launch in 2010, over 500,000 viewers have appeared on their television services, according to the company. They say they put 500 people on the network each day, showing 15-second “Fame Spot” videos and 30-second “peoplemercials” that can instantly be seen on their television service. YouToo TV edits the videos and chooses which to post.

TomCat Films produces low-budget films and licenses them worldwide. Their recent titles includeRobin Hood: Ghosts of Sherwood and Disaster Wars.

 

TomCat Films LLC CEO Ted Chalmers said his company has “a very playful approach to marketing its features. YouToo’s Trailerific will celebrate our marketing style and provide exposure and promotion for our films amidst millions of users/viewers.”

Trailerific begins airing on YouToo TV on Friday.

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This is our second film acquisition this year and we’ve recently entered negotiations for at least two more films in 2012 for the Saint James Film Slate and Library!  Moving forward like the Tortoise against the Hare and I’m thankful for a good handful of long-term shareholders that have taken the time to understand our vision moving forward.  It won’t be but next thing we know it and realized revenues will further expand our company’s reach and position.  It’s movies like Jurassic Shark, as part of a business model in Saint James, that will expedite our opportunities and strategic benchmarks for Mike The Pike Productions.  I cannot tell you how excited (and honored) I am to be working with Vince Gerardis and George R.R. Martin on our next game-changing endeavor, ‘The Skin Trade’.   We’re currently finishing up the script for review with GRRM himself, then working with Vince to package toward what I feel will lead to success in so many ways.

As well, I’m thrilled to be approaching AFM where we’ll begin to realize opportunities for this project, our Saint James library and effects driven sci-fi thriller, White Space.   Thanks again for the opportunity to work toward making Mike The Pike Productions a mini-major contender, as I will continue to do each day with passion and a focused strategy.