Saturday, April 13, 2024

Michael Moore Sells “Where to Invade Next” to Hot New Film Company


Michael Moore has finally made a deal for “Where to Invade Next.” The doc which got raves in Toronto will be released by the new company formed by former Radius chiefs Tom Quinn and Jason Janego. They are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse Founder and CEO Tim League to form a new company.

In a statement, Quinn, Janego and League stated: “Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year. We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.” The company name and details of the new venture will be revealed at a later date.

Quinn and Janego had had Radius at the Weinstein Company, where they won an Oscar for “20 Feet from Stardom” and released a lot of good documentaries. They said they were leaving TWC to do bigger films. But now it seems like they’re doing the same kind of films, just elsewhere. Ironically, it was Harvey Weinstein who got Moore his biggest success with “Fahrenheit 911.”

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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