Saban Films Closing Acquisition Deal on Dennis Dugan's "Love, Weddings & Other Disasters"

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In a competitive situation, Saban Films is closing on North American distribution rights to Dennis Dugan's (Happy GilmoreLove, Weddings & Other Disasters.  The romantic comedy stars Academy Award® winner Diane Keaton and Academy Award® winner Jeremy Irons.

Love, Weddings & Other Disasters also stars Maggie Grace (Taken franchise, "Fear the Walking Dead"), Jesse McCartney (Alvin and the Chipmunks franchise, "Young Justice"), Chandra West (I Now Pronounce You Chuck & LarryWhite Noise), Diego Boneta ("Luis Miguel: The Series", Terminator: Dark Fate), Andrew Bachelor (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, When We First Met) and Veronica Ferres (Salt and Fire). 


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Dugan, who penned the script, also served as a producer along with Align's Adrian Politowski and Martin Metz, and Fortitude International's Nadine de Barros.

Love, Weddings & Other Disasters is a multi-story romantic comedy about the people who work on weddings to create the perfect day for a loving couple - while their own relationships are outlandish, odd, crazy and far from perfect.


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"Dennis Dugan is one of the most successful comedy directors of our time and we have been huge fans of his work," commented Saban Films' Bill Bromiley. "We knew we had to be a part of the newest addition to his collection. From box office successes and modern classics such as Big Daddy and Happy Gilmore to more recent releases such as Grown Ups, Dennis has always been a leading force."

Bill Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal for Saban Films along with The Gersh Agency and Endeavor Content on behalf of the filmmakers.  Executive Producer is SquareOne Entertainment's Al Munteanu.  Fortitude International is handling foreign rights.

Love, Weddings & Other Disasters will be released by Saban Films, with plans to be announced at a later date. 

Saban Films continues to grow its presence in the industry, remaining active in the acquisition, production and distribution space. The company's successes have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films such as The Homesman starring Hilary Swank, to two of the biggest Fathom events with horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie's 3 From Hell last year and Kevin Smith's Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, the sequel to the 2001 comedy Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back which the company partnered on after coming onboard at script stage.


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Its upcoming slate includes: Daniel Roby's crime-thriller Most Wanted starring Antoine Olivier Pilon with Jim Gaffigan and Josh Hartnett; the Alicia Silverstone wedding comedy Sister of the Groom; Alex McAulay's thriller Don't Tell a Soul starring Jack Dylan Grazer, Fionn Whitehead, Mena Suvari and Emmy Award® nominated Rainn Wilson; Robin Pront's crime thriller The Silencing starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Annabelle Wallis and Hero Fiennes Tiffin; Nicol Paone's Friendsgiving with Malin Akerman, Christine Taylor, Jane Seymour, Kat Dennings and Chelsea Peretti; John Suits' Breach starring Bruce Willis; and Twist starring Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Rita Ora. 

About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group ("SCG"), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy.


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Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, Shanan Becker, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Vice President of Business Development.

About Align

Align is a LA based production company launched by Adrian Politowski and Nadia Khamlichi in 2019. We focus on creating original, commercial content that covers a wide range of genres. Backed by a 4-year greenlight fund of $200 million, the group retains the ability to fully finance features and television. Align will produce and finance five projects a year, typically in the $8M to $30M budget range. Our current projects include BLITHE SPIRIT starring Judi Dench, Leslie Mann, Isla Fischer and Dan Stevens, LOVE, WEDDINGS & OTHER DISASTERS by Dennis Dugan starring Diane Keaton and Jeremy Irons and DIE IN A GUNFIGHT starring Alexandra Daddario and Diego Boneta. With headquarters in LA, Align maintains an international presence with staff in London, Brussels, and Luxemburg.

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