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Grindstone Entertainment Group Acquires Rights To 'Last I Heard'

Grindstone Entertainment Group has acquired all North American rights to 'Last I Heard', the Soprano's-esque mob drama from filmmaker David Rodriguez and producers Kevin and Andrea Kelly.
The film, which premiered at the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival, stars Paul Sorvino, Steven Bauer, Michael Rapaport and Chazz Palminteri. Lionsgate Home Entertainment will handle the release, which is expected for late 2014.
"We are excited to be working with such a passionate distribution partner that believes in the film as much as we do," said Rodriguez. "With Grindstone and Lionsgate's help, we look forward to sharing this bold film with audiences everywhere."
"David and his team have not only created an impressive gangster film, but a heartfelt and poignant tale about family and forgiveness, and we look forward to helping the film find its audience," said Ryan Black, Grindstone's Executive Director of Acquisitions & Development.
The distribution deal for the independently produced 'Last I Heard' was negotiated by Black, and by Kevin Iwashina and Zac Bright of Preferred Content on behalf of the filmmakers.
Content has simultaneously closed a deal to acquire International rights on 'Last I Heard', and will be introducing the film to the foreign market at the 2014 MIPTV conference in Cannes next week.
Content Films's Head of TV/DVD sales, Toby Melling said: "This is a beautifully acted, poignant film which provides us with another insight into a criminal world we all think we are familiar with. We are very excited to be handling such a good quality film with great performances."
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