Articles from November, 2009

November 13th, 2009

Mar Vista wins AFM bidding war with Ostrow for International Rights on Another Harvest Moon

Los Angeles, November 3 …Mar Vista Entertainment has concluded an AFM deal for with Ostrow and Company after a vigorous bidding war over international rights for Another Harvest Moon, a feature film starring Ernest Borgnine, Doris Roberts, Piper Laurie, Anne Meara, Richard Schiff and Cybill Shepherd and directed by Greg W. Swartz.

An Aurora Films and SMD Productions presentation, Another Harvest Moon is a spirited family film about three generations of family and the friends that impact their lives  with all the bickering, loving and caring that such relationships entail. With a good dose of humor thrown in.

The film was produced by Bobby Black and executive produced by Steven M. Delamater. Several domestic distributors are currently vying for domestic rights according to reports from producer’s representative Page Ostrow.

About SMD Productions: This is a full service independent motion picture production and finance company headquartered in Pennsylvania. A number of other films are in development.

Dr. John  Slovak co-founded Aurora Films in 1999 to establish grant funded medical outreach and education in third world nations through direct use of modern media. His multiple roles include being an executive producer and writer/creator for Aurora. Bobby Black joined the company in 2002.

About MarVista: Founded in September 2003 by Joseph Szew, the company’s current CFO/COO, his son Fernando Szew, CEO, Michael D. Jacobs, President, Production and Distribution and George Port, Executive Vice President.  At the company’s inception, the library of programming consisted of 3000 hours of television programming including 45 animated feature films from the former Whamo Entertainment library, a company initially co-founded by Joseph Szew in 1993.

About Ostrow and Company:

468 North Camden Drive Beverly Hills, Ca 90210 310 276 5007

Ostrow and Company is the leading producers representation firm specializing in finding and negotiating distribution and licensing deals for independent feature films and documentaries. Headed by industry veteran Page Ostrow, Ostrow and Company has successfully placed films for more than a decade in all platforms both domestically and internationally including but not limited to: Theatrical, Home Entertainment, and Television. For more information please visit

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