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“Robert heard about us through his assistant Jeff [last name omitted by request.] Jeff grew up with Cory Parsons, a key member of the Home Plate Project team.” [along with Luis Calderon.]
“[He was] really excited to create something to help the project,” Emory says.
Bidding began on July 20 and finished midnight, August 31. In a phone call, Emory said early bids for Pattinson’s plate began at $ 150. But after Robsessed — a Robert Pattinson fan site — started publicizing the auction, that figure jumped to $ 1,500 within three hours. Then, things got crazy.
“Bids came in from all over,” says Emory. “There was a worldwide response due to Robert Pattinson’s participation. It’s really what got us all the attention and helped us raise all this money.”
“I’m humbled and excited by how much the [Arizona] community have embraced the project. They not only donated money and services, but their time,” he said. “The fact that a superstar like Robert Pattinson was willing to take the time to do a personal sketch is amazing,” says Emory.
“It took us from a good little project to something that raised over $ 50, 000.”
Asked if Pattinson was aware of the success of the fundraiser and how much his “Unfinished City” plate went for, Emory said the actor was told when the bid hit $ 3000 and that today his assistant texted Pattinson the final, stonker bid.It's a great write up and ROBsessed is mentioned :) Click HERE to read it in its entirety! I got to say thanks to @lifeloveartfilm who contacted me the evening we first posted about the home plate. She asked me if I thought it was real and that led to me contacting Tim and the rest is history. Tim and Cory are awesome and I'm pretty sure I got Rob two more men to add to his super exclusive male fan base.
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The David Michod-helmed drama sells to eOne in the United Kingdom, Canada and Benelux, among other markets.
TORONTO — The Robert Pattinson starrer The Rover is getting gobbled up in a number of key territories.
The David Michod-helmed drama, which also stars Guy Pearce, has been sold in the U.K., Canada and Benelux territories to eOne, Scandinavia to Nordisk, Latin America to Sun Distribution, the Middle East to Italia Film and Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) to Revolutionary Releasing. Village Roadshow already picked up the film for Australia and New Zealand.
FilmNation acquired the majority of worldwide sales rights to The Rover during the Cannes Film Festival in May and will continue to present the film to buyers at the Toronto International Film Festival. FilmNation also is handling U.S. sales with UTA.
Michôd, who became an in-demand director after the success of his debut Animal Kingdom, also wrote The Rover, which begins shooting in the winter and is based on a story he conceived with actor Joel Edgerton (Zero Dark Thirty, The Great Gatsby).
Set in a dystopian future, the story centers on a hardened loner, Eric (Pearce), who travels the desolate towns and roads of the Australian outback. When a brutal gang of thieves steals his car and his only remaining possession, they leave behind the wounded Rey (Pattinson). Forcing Rey to help track the gang, Eric will go to any lengths to take back the one thing that matters to him.
“We’ve had a great response from buyers so far,” FilmNation’s Glen Basner said. “David has emerged as an innovative filmmaker, generating much anticipation for his next film among both distributors and audiences worldwide.”
David Linde will produce The Rover for Lava Bear Films, while Liz Watts will produce for Porchlight Films with Michôd.