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SONY BMG Film And The Home Entertainment Division Of SONY BMG Acquire Us Rights To Slamdance Film Festival Winner, "The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang"


Directed by Tim Skousen and From the Team of “Napoleon Dynamite”

New York, March 27, 2006 – SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT announced that it has acquired US rights in all media to the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival winner, “The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang” through SONY BMG Film and the company’s Home Entertainment division.

Directed by Tim Skousen and produced by Jeremy Coon and Triggerstreet Productions/Trigger Street Independent’s Kevin Spacey, Dana Brunetti, Mark Kassen, Adam Kassen, and Crazy Dreams’ Randy Holleschau, the movie took top honors for Best Director, Tim Skousen as well as Best Actor, Justin Long at the Aspen Comedy Film Festival last week.

From the team responsible for “Napoleon Dynamite”, “The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang” is the story of young, fantasy/sci-fi aficionado Gavin Gore and his friends who think they’ve found Bigfoot after stumbling onto some huge footprints in the woods. Two of Gavin’s dim-witted neighbors hatch a scheme to profit from the situation and hilarity ensues.

“‘The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang’ is a hilarious comedy and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to count it among our first releases,” said Sofia Sondervan, Senior Vice President of SONY BMG Film.
“The incredible team behind ‘The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang’ makes it a perfect film for our audience and a natural to succeed in the home entertainment market,” said Jim Wilson, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Home Entertainment for SONY BMG. “We’re excited for the opportunity that this acquisition presents.”

“The making of this film has been an utterly enjoyable partnership for all of us throughout production and the festival,” said Mark Kassen. “SONY BMG’s enthusiasm and ingenuity for distributing the film is a great fit and very exciting for all of us at Trigger Street.”

The deal was negotiated by Cinetic Media on behalf of Triggerstreet and by Chuck Fleckenstein on behalf of SONY BMG.

SONY BMG Film. A division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, was established in August of 2005 in order to develop, finance and produce music-related theatrical films. They will commence production in the spring on “Reggaeton” to be directed by Alejandro Chomski and produced with Nuyorican Films.
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