Yahoo and The Weinstein Company Announce the Exclusive U.S. Pre-Theatrical Release for the Film “One Chance” on Yahoo Screen

“One Chance” to Debut on Yahoo Screen this Fall

LOS ANGELES & SUNNYVALE, Calif.--()--Yahoo (Nasdaq:YHOO) and The Weinstein Company announce today the U.S. pre-theatrical release of the film “One Chance” will be exclusively on Yahoo Screen beginning this fall.

From the director of “The Devil Wears Prada,” “One Chance” is the remarkable and inspirational true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night. Paul became an instant YouTube phenomenon after being chosen by Simon Cowell for "Britain's Got Talent." Wowing audiences worldwide with his phenomenal voice, Paul went on to win "Britain’s Got Talent" and the hearts of millions. Fresh from celebrating his Tony Award-winning Broadway run in "One Man, Two Guvnors," BAFTA winner James Corden (“The History Boys”) stars as Paul Potts and is supported by an acclaimed ensemble cast that includes Julie Walters (“Mamma Mia!,” “Calendar Girls,” “Billy Elliot”), Mackenzie Crook (“The Pirates of the Caribbean”), Colm Meaney (“Get Him to the Greek”), Jemima Rooper (“Kinky Boots”), Valeria Billelo (“Pazze Di Me”) and rising star Alexandra Roach (“The Iron Lady”).

“Every day we help Yahoo users find inspiring and entertaining content. We are excited to bring ‘One Chance,’ a fresh and emotionally compelling film to Yahoo Screen, thanks to our new partnership with the Weinstein Company,” said Kathy Savitt, CMO of Yahoo.

"We're so thrilled to be partnering with Yahoo on this first venture in bringing 'One Chance' to audiences online before it hits theaters. In today's digital era, technology has developed and changed the landscape of how many people watch movies and TV. Our partnership with Yahoo has allowed us to adapt and expand our reach to limitless audiences,” said David Glasser, COO and President of The Weinstein Company.

ABOUT YAHOO

Yahoo is focused on making the world's daily habits inspiring and entertaining. By creating highly personalized experiences for our users, we keep people connected to what matters most to them, across devices and around the world. In turn, we create value for advertisers by connecting them with the audiences that build their businesses. Yahoo is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has offices located throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific (APAC) and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions. For more information, visit the pressroom (pressroom.yahoo.net) or the company's blog (yahoo.tumblr.com).

About The Weinstein Company:

The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes. During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and TWC, they have received 348 Oscar nominations and won 82 Academy Awards.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; 1408; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; KILLING THEM SOFTLY; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; QUARTET; ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH; DARK SKIES; THE SAPPHIRES; SCARY MOVIE 5; KON-TIKI; UNFINISHED SONG; FRUITVALE STATION; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; THE GRANDMASTER; SALINGER; 12-12-12; PHILOMENA; MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM; AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY; VAMPIRE ACADEMY; THE RAILWAY MAN; THE IMMIGRANT; YVES SAINT LAURENT and BEGIN AGAIN. Upcoming releases include THE GIVER; FRANK MILLER’S SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR; TRACKS; THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY; ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and BIG EYES.

TWC boasts an active television production division led by former Miramax Films Co-President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC garnered nine Emmy nominations in 2013. The Weinstein Company Television produces the reality powerhouse Project Runway, prepping for its 13th season on Lifetime; with its spin-off series and critically-acclaimed Project Runway All Stars, hosted by Alyssa Milano and Project Runway Under The Gunn, hosted by Tim Gunn which is currently on air. TWC series that were produced in 2013 include Mob Wives Season 4 which VH1 has green lit for Season 5, Million Dollar Shoppers for Lifetime, Rodeo Girls for A&E and Trailer Park: Welcome to Myrtle Manor Season 2 for TLC. Scripted project currently in production is John Fusco's historical action-adventure epic Marco Polo. Announced scripted projects in development include Ten Commandments a 10 part event series with each episode to be helmed by a different A-list director and focusing on one commandment and an adaptation of Daniel Stashower’s bestselling Civil War-era spy thriller The Hour Of Peril. TWC also developed Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Nanny Diaries for ABC and produced the Peabody award-winning HBO series The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency, directed by Anthony Minghella.

Contacts

Yahoo
Sean Hamel, 212-381-6877
shamel@yahoo-inc.com
or
TWC
Brad Thompson, 212-590-7890
brad.thompson@weinsteinco.com

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Contacts

Yahoo
Sean Hamel, 212-381-6877
shamel@yahoo-inc.com
or
TWC
Brad Thompson, 212-590-7890
brad.thompson@weinsteinco.com