Radiant Films International Sells All Rights To Tom Shadyac’s Documentary I AM To Universal Pictures International Entertainment
Mimi Steinbauer, President / CEO of Radiant Films International announced today that Tom Shadyac’s life affirming documentary feature film ‘I AM’ has been acquired for all worldwide distribution rights (excluding US and Canada) by Universal Pictures International Entertainment.
‘I AM’ is a film that resonates beautifully with audiences looking for a smart and entertaining look at life themes that affect all of us. We are delighted that Universal Pictures International Entertainment has recognized the potential of this film,” said Steinbauer.
“Universal Pictures International Entertainment is pleased to be working with Radiant Films to release ‘I AM’ internationally. This inspirational feature is a welcome addition to our documentary collection,” said Eddie Cunningham, President of Universal International Entertainment.
“I AM” is the result of a life-changing biking accident in 2007 suffered by acclaimed director Shadyac which compelled him to re-evaluate his Hollywood lifestyle and seek the answers to the following questions: what’s wrong with our world and what can we do to make it better?
A critical and box office hit in the US released through Paladin, Shadyac interviews several legendary philosophical thinkers and academics from our time including David Suzuki, Noam Chomsky, Howard Zinn and Archbishop Desmond Tutu to reach answers to these vital questions. The result is a powerful, uplifting, enlightening documentary which challenges our preconceptions about human behavior while celebrating the indomitable human spirit.
Shadyac is one of Hollywood’s most well-known comedic directors having directed such classics as ACE VENTURA: PET DETECTIVE, THE NUTTY PROFESSOR, LIAR LIAR, BRUCE ALMIGHTY and others. His films have grossed nearly 2 billion dollars at the box office.