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  • FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
  • SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISTIONS TAKES ALL INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS ON BRETT HALEY'S HEARTS BEAT LOUD
  • Park City, UT - January 19, 2018 -- Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) has acquired all international rights to Brett Haley's Hearts Beat Loud following the special sneak peek volunteer screening in Sundance. The film, starring Nick Offerman and Kiersey Clemons, played through the roof to a packed screening last night, and will make its world premiere to the public on Friday, January 26th. In addition, Offerman and Clemons will perform the title song from the film at the Sundance Awards Ceremony on Saturday, January 27th.

    The deal excludes North American rights and was negotiated on behalf of the filmmakers by Endeavor Content. SPWA's Michael Helfand, Joe Matukewicz and Jon Freedberg negotiated the deal for Sony.

    Written by Haley and Marc Bash, Hearts Beat Loud is the story of a one-time musician (Offerman) who owns a struggling record store in Red Hook, Brooklyn, forms an unlikely band with his daughter (Clemons) the summer before she is set to leave for college. The film co-stars Ted Danson, Sasha Lane, Blythe Danner and Toni Collette, with original music by Keegan DeWitt. Houston King, Sam Bisbee and Sam Slater produced the film for Houston King Productions, Park Pictures and Burn Later Productions respectively. Franklin Carson, Paul Bernon, David Bernon, Theodora Dunlap, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Lance Acord, Danny Rifkin and Frank Brenner, Nick Offerman Executive Produced.

    "We are thrilled to be partnering once again with Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions to bring Brett Haley's inspiring film to the world and tremendously excited about the confidence Steve, Joe and the rest of the Sony team have shown in the film's international prospects." said the film's producers.

    ABOUT SONY PICTURES WORLDWIDE ACQUISITIONS
    Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition and distribution; television production, acquisition and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.sonypicturesworldwideacquisitions.com .