Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Sales Rights to Wayne Hope’s Comedy “Now Add Honey” Starring Portia de Rossi, Lucy Fry, Robyn Butler and Ben Lawson

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Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Sales Rights to Wayne Hope’s Comedy “Now Add Honey” Starring Portia de Rossi, Lucy Fry, Robyn Butler and Ben Lawson



Los Angeles, CA – November 6, 2014 – Continuing to ramp up its sales slate at AFM, Lightning Entertainment announced today it has picked up rights to comedy “Now Add Honey,” starring Portia de Rossi (“Scandal,” “Arrested Development,” “Ally McBeal”), Lucy Fry (“Vampire Academy,” “6 Miranda Drive”), Robyn Butler (“The Librarians”, “Welcher and Welcher”, and Ben Lawson (“No Strings Attached,” “Neighbors”). The announcement was made by Lightning Entertainment EVP & General Manager Ken DuBow.


Lightning will be screening and introducing the film for the first time to buyers at the AFM, where it will have its market debut.


“Now Add Honey” is directed by Wayne Hope (“The Librarians,” “Upper Middle Bogan”) and written by Robyn Butler (“The Librarians,” “Very Small Business”), who are also producing the film alongside Louisa Kors (“Bastard Boys,” “Ghost Ship”). Executive producers are Geoff Porz and Greg Sitch (“The Cup,” “I Love You Too”). Butler and Hope’s Gristmill Productions is one of Australia’s most successful producers of comedy television series.


Honey Halloway (Lucy Fry), sixteen year old star of the Hollywood movie franchise, Monkey Girl, arrives in her home town of Melbourne for a quick work visit. But when her mother, Beth (Portia de Rossi), is unexpectedly sent to rehab, Honey’s visit turns out not to be so quick after all.  Life quickly disintegrates into chaos as Honey adjusts to life without a stylist, chef and an assistant, and her relatives adjust to having a movie star sharing their home.


Acquisitions and Sales Consultant Richard S. Guardian negotiated the deal with attorney Greg Sitch for Lightning to handle international sales of the film.  Lightning and WME co-represent the U.S. rights.


“Now Add Honey” is the latest addition to Lightning’s international sales slate, which includes high-octane action “Turkey Shoot” (starring Dominic Purcell, Viva Bianca and Belinda McClory), apocalyptic thriller “The Blackout,” drama “Bravetown” (starring Lucas Till, Josh Duhamel, Laura Dern and Maria Bello), “Preggoland” (starring Sonja Bennett and James Caan), horror/thrillers “Girlhouse,” “Indigenous,” “Dark House,” “The Pack,” dramatic thriller “Ask Me Anything” (starring Britt Robertson), and “Healing” (starring Hugo Weaving).


About Lightning Entertainment:


Established in 2001 and based in Beverly Hills, CA, Lightning Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in the international sales, licensing, representation, marketing and distribution of premier independent content in all available media. With a strong presence at major international film markets and established relationships with key distributors in global territories, Lightning focuses on monetizing superior films theatrically and in ancillary markets including home entertainment, television, emerging media, and video-on-demand & digital platforms. The company represents one of the largest libraries of high-quality pictures in today’s independent marketplace.


Lightning Entertainment distributes films of every genre in the United States and Canada, boasting a remarkable presence on both in-store and digital shelf space. Their distribution arm reaches all available nationwide home entertainment platforms including (but not limited to) Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Redbox, Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Hulu, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon, Vudu, and most major video-on-demand cable providers. Lightning Entertainment’s domestic distribution branch features the ability to adaptively generate domestic revenue in a rapidly changing industry.


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