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Lionsgate Gets ‘Twilight’ Producers’ ‘Sam’s Lake’


By Chris Tribbey | Posted: 27 Jan 2009

Aiming to ride the coattails of Summit Entertainment’s March 21 Twilight release, Barnholtz Entertainment Inc. (BEI) and Lionsgate will street April 21 the horror film Sam’s Lake, also from the producers of Twilight (Maverick Films). Prebook is March 25 and SRP is $26.98.

The DVD release will follow a limited theatrical run in New York and Los Angeles later this month.

“We’re very excited to work with such a prestigious title from the producers of Twilight and Madonna’s Maverick Films,” said BEI CEO Barry Barnholtz. “We’re releasing right around Twilight, and we’re hoping to have that same audience for this film.”

Sam’s Lake stars Fay Masterson (Eyes Wide Shut) and Sandrine Holt (“The L Word”) in a supernatural horror based on a true story about a massacre at a secluded country lake. Lionsgate will also handle television and digital distribution for the film, Barnholtz said.

“We’re hoping it will be a big title for them,” he said. “We hope they put a big push with it through their lines of digital distribution.”

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