Maya Entertainment Group, Inc., a leading independent multi-platform content and distribution company based in Los Angeles, has acquired the international rights to the apocalyptic comedy It's a Disaster from writer/director Todd Berger (The Scenesters). The film stars Julia Stiles (The Bourne Identity Trilogy, Dexter), David Cross (Arrested Development, Kung Fu Panda), and America Ferrera (Ugly Betty, Real Women Have Curves).
In this doomsday comedy, four couples who meet for Sunday brunch find themselves stranded in a house together as the world may be about to end. When Tracy Scott (Julia Stiles) decides to introduce her new beau Glenn (David Cross) to her three friends Hedy (America Ferrera), Emma, and Lexi and their significant others, her biggest fear is whether or not her friends will approve of her new relationship, little does she realize that's the least of her worries. Before long the couples find themselves in the midst of an apocalyptic disaster, catching them all off guard. One thing is clear; these four couples aren't going to let the potential end of the world get in the way of the relationship issues they all need to work out.
"It's a Disaster is a razor sharp comedy, that is a great addition to our international line up" states Elias Axume, President, International Distribution for Maya Entertainment. "The chemistry between Julia Stiles, David Cross, and America Ferrera will have international audiences laughing out loud."
The deal was negotiated by Elias Axume and Tonantzin Esparza, Director of Acquisitions, on behalf of Maya Entertainment, and ICM, which packaged the film and continues to represent North American rights. It's a Disaster is the second film for Vacationeer Productions, headed by Kevin Brennan and Jeff Grace. "Vacationeer Productions is excited and proud to partner with Maya on this deal. Maya's track record of successful sales and international relationships will create the highest viewership possible for It's a Disaster."