By Ray Pride Pride@moviecitynews.com

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         

NEW YORK (February 1, 2014) – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all North American, German, UK, Scandinavian, Eastern European and Russian rights to Maya Forbes’ directorial debut INFINITELY POLAR BEAR.  Also written by Forbes, the film stars Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana and premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival to great acclaim.

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR is produced by Paper Street Films and Park Pictures Features, in association with Bad Robot and KGB Media.  Wally Wolodarsky, Benji Kohn, Bingo Gubelmann, Sam Bisbee and Galt Niederhoffer produced the film with Executive Producers J.J. Abrams, Bryan Burk, Austin Stark, Ruth Mutch, Noah Millman, Mark Ruffalo, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Danny Rifkin, Tom Valerio and Richard Rifkin.

Set in the late 70s, an eccentric mess of a father tries to win back his wife by taking responsibility for their two young daughters. The spirited girls don’t make the overwhelming task any easier in INFINITELY POLAR BEAR.

“I am thrilled!” said Writer/Director Maya Forbes. “Sony Pictures Classics consistently releases the movies I want to see. The film connected deeply with audiences at Sundance and I think Michael, Tom and Dylan have a terrific plan to expand on that experience. INFINITELY POLAR BEAR could not have found a better home.”

Executive Producer J.J. Abrams added, “Maya’s film is bold, funny, insightful and real. We at Bad Robot could not be more proud to be involved in this film, or more excited to have the film released through Sony Classics.”

“We are excited and pleased to be bringing Maya Forbes’ accomplished, deeply moving and joyous autobiographical story to the public,” stated Sony Pictures Classics.

INFINITELY POLAR BEAR was negotiated with ICM Partners, who reps Forbes, Wolodarsky and Saldana, and Chris Tricarico of Tricarico Chavez LLP on behalf of the filmmakers.  Forbes and Wolodarsky are also repped by Brillstein Entertainment Partners, along with Ruffalo.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS

Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world.

Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 31 Academy Awards® (27 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 140 Academy Award® nominations (114 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for AMOURMIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATIONCAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution; television production and distribution; home entertainment acquisition and distribution; a global channel network; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; development of new entertainment products, services and technologies; and distribution of entertainment in more than 142 countries. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/.

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