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Phase 4 Films Acquires Black Comedy ‘Rid of Me’

The Hollywood Reporter

by Gregg Kilday

Phase 4 Films has acquired U.S. and Canadian rights to James Westby’s black comedy Rid of Me, starring Katie O’Grady as a young woman trying to improve her marriage against the backdrop of Portland’s punk and rock scene.

Star Katie O’Grady is heralded as “a true discovery that will undoubtedly have audiences and industry insiders buzzing” by president and CEO Berry Meyerowitz.

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Phase 4 Acquires James Westby’s Rid of Me, Starring Katie O’Grady


by  Anne Thompson

Berry Meyerowitz’s Phase 4 Films has acquired all North American rights to James Westby’s black comedy Rid of Me, which debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival this spring.  In making the acquisition, Meyerowitz cited discovery Katie O’Grady the film’s “sharp wit and offbeat originality.”

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“Rid Of Me” Won’t Go Away


by Danny Peary

One of the films I anticipated most at the recent Tribeca Film Festival was Rid of Me, a black comedy by James Westby.

Full Article at BrinkZINE

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Congratulations to the 2011 TCFF Award Winners!

RID OF ME wins Founders Prize, for Best US Narrative at the Traverse City Film Festival.

Actress Katie O'Grady and Director James Westby with Michael Moore after accepting their Founders Award at the TCFF

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