SANTA MONICA, CALIFORNIA (May 23, 2012) – ARC Entertainment announced today the company has acquired worldwide rights to the action-packed adventure film, NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3D, which has been set for a nationwide theatrical release date on Friday, August 10. The film will also be distributed in 2D.
ARC Entertainment also announced the company will work in partnership with Red Bull Media House and Wasserman Media Group in leveraging their combined resources behind the marketing and distribution of the film. Industry veteran and marketing guru Dennis Rice will oversee the marketing and distribution of the nationwide release, which will include working closely with promotional partners DC Shoes and Skullcandy. ARC Entertainment President Rich Goldberg, who negotiated the deal on behalf of the company, will oversee the international distribution of the film.
NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3D is directed by Gregg Godfrey and Jeremy Rawle. The film is produced by Godfrey, Rawle and Dave Hunter of Godfrey Entertainment in collaboration with Red Bull Media House. Having redefined the world of action sports and entertainment, Gregg and Jeremy lead the film’s stars Travis Pastrana and the Nitro Circus crew including Jolene Van Vugt, Streetbike Tommy, Erik Roner, Special Greg, Jim DeChamp, Aaron “Wheelz” Fotheringham and Parks Bonifay, along with a special appearance by Johnny Knoxville. The Executive Producers include Bill Gerber (“The Dukes of Hazzard,” “Gran Torino”), Wasserman executive David Brooks, and Jared Knight of Godfrey Entertainment.
“We are excited to bring ‘Nitro Circus The Movie 3D’ to the big screen which captures the biggest and best stunts we have ever attempted in its full 3D glory,” said executive producer Bill Gerber. “We’re proud to be working with ARC Entertainment who shares our passion for the film.”
“The film is nonstop action with unbelievable stunts performed by fearless super athletes,” said ARC Entertainment CEO Trevor Drinkwater. “We’re looking forward to working with the filmmakers, Red Bull Media House and their many other great partners to bring the film to an enthusiastic audience.”
“Creating a feature film has been a personal project and goal of mine for years so to finally see it come to fruition is awesome!” said Travis Pastrana of Nitro Circus. “The action and stunts in this movie are so much bigger and crazier than anything we have ever done.“
“Wasserman has been a part of Team Pastrana and Team Nitro Circus for more than a decade, so we’re extremely excited to partner with ARC Entertainment, Bill Gerber and Godfrey Entertainment to bring this amazing film to the big screen in 3D,” said David Brooks, Senior Vice President of Wasserman Media Group and Executive Producer of NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3D. “The stunts in ‘Nitro Circus The Movie 3D’ are unlike anything seen before onscreen. Audiences will be thrilled and we look forward to delivering the action.”
In NITRO CIRCUS THE MOVIE 3D, Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time. Dreaming up the most dangerous stunts in the world of action sports — whether they are trying to back flip a bike over a building 60-stories high or landing a death defying jump while playing Angry Birds — Pastrana and his gang are always at it. High Risk. High Octane. And No Safety Nets Allowed.
Using the innovation of 3D cinematography and the latest compact camera rigs, the filmmakers provide moviegoers with a groundbreaking experience in 3D cinema that puts the audience in the shotgun with the crew as they pilot motorcycles, rally cars, parachutes, mountain bikes, monster trucks and more.
Travis Pastrana’s accomplishments are legendary: at 17, he was the youngest rider to ever represent the United States at the Motocross of Nations, 125cc National Outdoor Motocross Champion, 125cc East Supercross Series Champion, and the most successful competitor in the history of X Games Freestyle Motocross. Equally impressive on four wheels, Travis has attained four championships in the Rally America Series, competes in the Global RallyCross Championship series, and in 2012 made his NASCAR Nationwide Series debut.
The action sport collective of Nitro Circus was created by Gregg Godfrey, Jeremy Rawle, Jeff Tremaine, Travis Pastrana, Johnny Knoxville and Trip Taylor. The show, “Nitro Circus,” featuring Pastrana, debuted on MTV in 2009. An instant hit, Nitro Circus spawned an on-going series of live world tours earning more than $30 million in ticket revenue since 2010. They have sold more than one million DVDs worldwide, and ranked the Number 1 selling Action Sports Franchise of All Time. The Nitro Circus Live TV show currently airs on MTV2.
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About ARC Entertainment
ARC Entertainment (www.arc-ent.com) is a fully integrated distribution company providing both physical and digital distribution and sales services entertainment-based products. ARC Entertainment monetizes Content in multiple revenue streams including: Theatrical Distribution, DVD, Blu-ray, Digital, Electronic Sell-through, Streaming, VOD, PPV, Pay and Free TV. ARC Entertainment’s unparalleled relationships with national retailers, coupled with strong sales and marketing expertise, enables the Company to explore unique programs and business models for its content partners.
About Godfrey Entertainment
Godfrey Entertainment has spent the last fourteen years creating films, television shows, commercials, and other media. Our initial focus was on the action sport and motor sport industries. However, within the past several years, we have become involved with a broad range of production, including commercials and feature films.
Godfrey Entertainment’s staff has the experience and ability to take any project from concept-to-finish. Whether it’s a thirty second spot, a DVD release, a TV series, or a documentary, we can offer creative direction, high-end video production, graphic design, stimulating editing, script writing, and DVD authoring. In addition, Godfrey Entertainment is affiliated with highly qualified free-lance specialists in the fields of videography, sound design and mixing, and lighting.
About Red Bull Media House
In 1984, Dietrich Mateschitz founded Red Bull Energy Drink and it launched in Austria in 1987. Today, Red Bull is energizing more than 160 countries around the globe, giving wings to people and ideas. Four billion cans of Red Bull are consumed each year, making it the world’s No. 1 energy drink. For more information, please visit www.redbullusa.com. In addition, for more than 20 years, Red Bull has filmed, photographed and provided high quality stories for broadcast, print and digital media partners. In 2007, Red Bull formalized this content production, collection and distribution process and launched the Red Bull Media House – an Emmy award-winning global media company that creates compelling sports, culture and lifestyle programming and delivers it across multiple platforms. From film to television, print to digital and games, Red Bull Media House content is optimized for any device or platform. For more information visit www.redbullmediahouse.com.
About Wasserman Media Group
Wasserman is a sports and entertainment marketing company with global expertise in Media Rights, Consulting, Partnership and Business Development, Athlete Management, Golf, Soccer/Football and Action Sports and Olympics. Please visit www.wmgllc.com for more information.