Ask Around Entertainment, the distribution shingle of Ask Around Productions, is releasing urban independent movie EXIT STRATEGY, an un-romantic comedy for Valentine’s Day, starring Jameel Saleem, Kimelia Weathers, Quincy “QDeezy” Harris, with Big Boy and Kevin Hart, at AMC Loews Cherry Hill 24 and AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14 in the Philadelphia area on February 10, 2012. Additional releasing cities and locations TBA.
In the movie, James (SALEEM) gets evicted from his apartment and moves in with his girlfriend of three months Kim (WEATHERS) and quickly discovers she’s everything he never wanted in a woman. He enlists best friends Carville (HARRIS), Leona (NOELLE BALFOUR) and strangers BIG BOY and KEVIN HART to find a relationship exit strategy, but for Kim, breaking up just isn’t an option.
Local Philadelphia radio personality Quincy “QDeezy” Harris was instrumental in bringing the first theatrical release of the movie to Philadelphia audiences by securing a media partnership with his Radio One urban format station WPHI Hot 107.9. FM. The station will be supporting the film’s release with significant on-air content focused on the movie’s relationship and break-up themes, a sponsored listener screening at the AMC Franklin Mills Mall 14 on February 10, and an opening night VIP screening at AMC Loews Cherry Hill 21, full details to be announced.
EXIT STRATEGY’s Executive Producer is nationally-syndicated morning radio host Big Boy from the nation’s top hip-hop station KPWR Power 106 in Los Angeles. Big Boy’s production company Ida’s Son Productions helped finance the independent film, in association with Los Angeles-based production company Ask Around Productions.
The movie’s soundtrack, including songs featured-in and inspired by EXIT STRATEGY, will be released on February 6, 2012 by Ocean View Entertainment, the digital distribution label of Stampede Management in Los Angeles – the team behind Snoop Dogg and Far East Movement. The soundtrack will be available for purchase on iTunes and Amazon.com, among others.
The screenplay was written by Baltimore and Philadelphia native and Slamdance screenwriting finalist Jameel Saleem, who also stars in the film. EXIT STRATEGY is directed by Michael Whitton and produced by Kellie Maltagliati and Quincy “QDeezy” Harris.
Kevin Hart has been featured in films such as The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Soul Plane, Scary Movie 4, Death at a Funeral, Little Fockers, and Steve Harvey’s upcoming Think Like a Man. Hart has also done several stand-up TV specials for Comedy Central, including I’m a Grown Little Man (2009) and Seriously Funny (2010), which was released as both an album and DVD on Comedy Central Records. His stand-up movie Laugh At My Pain, which released theatrically in September 2011, has earned more than $7 million in domestic box office and released on DVD January 17, 2012.
Big Boy and his morning show Big Boy’s Neighborhood is syndicated nationwide and Big been named “Personality of the Year” by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) three times, four times by the Radio Music Awards and six times by Radio & Records. Big Boy has appeared in Adam Sandler’s The Longest Yard, Charlie’s Angels 2, Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo and the HBO show Entourage. His book, An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size released earlier this year.