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Showdown in Manila Kicks Off ITN Distribution’s 2018 Slate

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Director Mark Dacascos’ action thriller, ‘Showdown in Manila.’
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Action star Alexander Nevsky is helping kick 2018 off with a rumble, as ITN Distribution has acquired the North American distribution rights to his action thriller, ‘Showdown in Manila.’ The independent film distributor will release the drama in theaters on January 19, and then on Digital and On Demand on January 23.

ITN Distribution President Stuart Alson negotiated the deal along with Nevsky, on behalf of the filmmakers. CineTel Films, which has ‘Showdown in Manila’s foreign sales rights, has already sold the movie to 28 countries. The negotiation comes after the distribution company acquired the North American rights for Nevsky’s action thriller, ‘Black Rose,’ this past spring.

Craig Hamann wrote ‘Showdown in Manila,’ which marks the feature film directorial debut of Mark Dacascos. In addition to Nevsky, the drama also stars Casper Van Dien, Tia Carrere and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.

‘Showdown in Manila’ follows private detectives Nick (Nevsky) and Charlie (Van Dien), who live and work in Manila. A murder investigation leads them to the jungle camp of an international terrorist called The Wrath. Not trusting the police, Nick and Charlie assembly a team of daredevils to walk straight into the Wrath’s lair and fight an army of his goons.

Nevsky produced ‘Showdown in Manila’ through his production company, Hollywood Storm. It was executive produced by Andrzej Bartkowiak and Alexander Izotov.

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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