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Maple Pictures’ ‘Choke’ wins Special Jury Prize at Sundance

Choke, which screened to sold-out audiences at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, has been awarded a Special Jury Prize for Work by an Ensemble Cast, it was announced earlier this week.

The film, which was pre-bought by Maple Pictures last year also made headlines when Fox Searchlight picked up domestic and all available international rights at Sundance. The deal, Maple’s second with production company ATO Pictures, is a multi-year deal granting Maple Pictures all Canadian rights.

Choke is the sardonic story about a mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual addiction and colonial theme parks. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald and Brad William Henke, and it marks the directorial debut of Clark Gregg. It is adapted by Gregg from the novel of the same name by best-selling author, Chuck Palahniuk, of "Fight Club" fame.

"We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell and the team at ATO," said Maple Pictures Co-President Laurie May. "Our alliance on their first film, JOSHUA, was a great experience and we jumped at the chance to work with them a second time."

“The strength of Palahniuk’s source material immediately drew us to the project,” adds Co-President Brad Pelman. “What Clark Gregg and the exceptional cast have achieved results in an often complex, always compelling film.”

Choke will receive its Canadian theatrical release in August 2008.

Upcoming Maple releases include THE EYE, a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller starring Jessica Alba, THE BANK JOB, starring international action star Jason Statham, and the highly anticipated THE SPIRIT, helmed by Frank Miller.

<font size=1>Source: Maple press release</font>

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Headline, Industry News

Maple Pictures’ ‘Choke’ wins Special Jury Prize at Sundance

Choke, which screened to sold-out audiences at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, has been awarded a Special Jury Prize for Work by an Ensemble Cast, it was announced earlier this week.

The film, which was pre-bought by Maple Pictures last year also made headlines when Fox Searchlight picked up domestic and all available international rights at Sundance. The deal, Maple’s second with production company ATO Pictures, is a multi-year deal granting Maple Pictures all Canadian rights.

Choke is the sardonic story about a mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual addiction and colonial theme parks. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald and Brad William Henke, and it marks the directorial debut of Clark Gregg. It is adapted by Gregg from the novel of the same name by best-selling author, Chuck Palahniuk, of "Fight Club" fame.

"We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell and the team at ATO," said Maple Pictures Co-President Laurie May. "Our alliance on their first film, JOSHUA, was a great experience and we jumped at the chance to work with them a second time."

“The strength of Palahniuk’s source material immediately drew us to the project,” adds Co-President Brad Pelman. “What Clark Gregg and the exceptional cast have achieved results in an often complex, always compelling film.”

Choke will receive its Canadian theatrical release in August 2008.

Upcoming Maple releases include THE EYE, a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller starring Jessica Alba, THE BANK JOB, starring international action star Jason Statham, and the highly anticipated THE SPIRIT, helmed by Frank Miller.

<font size=1>Source: Maple press release</font>

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Headline, Industry News

Maple Pictures’ ‘Choke’ wins Special Jury Prize at Sundance

Choke, which screened to sold-out audiences at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, has been awarded a Special Jury Prize for Work by an Ensemble Cast, it was announced earlier this week.

The film, which was pre-bought by Maple Pictures last year also made headlines when Fox Searchlight picked up domestic and all available international rights at Sundance. The deal, Maple’s second with production company ATO Pictures, is a multi-year deal granting Maple Pictures all Canadian rights.

Choke is the sardonic story about a mother and son relationship, fear of aging, sexual addiction and colonial theme parks. The film stars Sam Rockwell, Anjelica Huston, Kelly Macdonald and Brad William Henke, and it marks the directorial debut of Clark Gregg. It is adapted by Gregg from the novel of the same name by best-selling author, Chuck Palahniuk, of "Fight Club" fame.

"We are very excited to be continuing our relationship with Johnathan Dorfman, Temple Fennell and the team at ATO," said Maple Pictures Co-President Laurie May. "Our alliance on their first film, JOSHUA, was a great experience and we jumped at the chance to work with them a second time."

“The strength of Palahniuk’s source material immediately drew us to the project,” adds Co-President Brad Pelman. “What Clark Gregg and the exceptional cast have achieved results in an often complex, always compelling film.”

Choke will receive its Canadian theatrical release in August 2008.

Upcoming Maple releases include THE EYE, a remake of the 2002 Hong Kong thriller starring Jessica Alba, THE BANK JOB, starring international action star Jason Statham, and the highly anticipated THE SPIRIT, helmed by Frank Miller.

<font size=1>Source: Maple press release</font>

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