EXCLUSIVE . Roundtable Entertainment, a multi-platform content production, financing and distribution company, has entered into a strategic partnership with Slated, which will present a curated selection of independent films for production through the online film packaging, financing and distribution platform Roundtable.
The partnership is a major milestone for Slated, as it becomes the first online film marketplace to sign a deal to stream its projects. This will allow Slate to benefit from The Roundtable's funding and distribution expertise, and The Roundtable from Slated's content pipeline and AI-powered project ranking system. The deal was brokered by Round Table's Griffin Hmelich as part of a broader distribution play.
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The partnership's first feature is the dark thriller Shallows , starring Reed Miller ( Joe Bell ). Peak is a survival story centered around Bo (Reed), a teenager trapped in a swimming pool vent near an isolated desert home and battling hallucinations of his traumatic past in an attempt to survive. Noah Dorsey will direct from his script and produce with Will Wernick and Randy Kulina. Slated's Jay Burnley will pitch 10 films with Cinedigm, starting production this fall on the recently announced $15 million thriller in Los Angeles, with Roundtable's John Baldecci, Dominic Gianno, Gmelik and Sarah Donnelly producing:
Filmmakers interested in participating in Slate's production deal with Slate's Roundtable and Executive Producer Program can register with Slate and publish their projects for free using access to Slate's script and financial analysis.
Round Table is committed to partnering with Slated to produce and distribute high-quality independent films," said Dominique Jeaneau, Round Table President and CEO. "Our partnership will leverage the best that both companies have to offer, providing The Round Table with a steady stream of carefully selected films, many of which will be eligible for national distribution through our Cinedigm Thriller."
"Slate is proud to be at the forefront of breaking down barriers for independent filmmakers," said Anne Nguyen, CEO of Slate. "We're excited to partner with the Roundtable to fund and distribute even more high-quality films than Slate."
In addition to Shallow End , Roundtable Entertainment will present the thrillers Mother , All My Friends Die (directed by Marcus Dunstan) and Mystery (directed by Gary Fleder ) this year. The company is also developing a number of unscripted projects for television, including cooking and talk show EAT starring Gavin Rossdale .
Projected Film Market uses advanced data analytics, packaging tools and a custom scoring system to identify credible submissions and connect these projects with its active investor community. Among the films that will come to the list are Killing Room with Uma Thurman and Samuel L. Jackson; " Trill " with Alex Roe and Susie Bacon; The Inventor with Marion Cotillard and Daisy Ridley; and "Our son" with Billy Porter and Luke Evans in the main roles, all of them were co-financed as part of the Slated Executive Producer Program, which supports high-level projects.
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