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Thursday, October 29, 2015

"BIKINI MODEL ACADEMY" Starring Gary Busey Gets November Release For New Films International


Film will open theatrically and on VOD November 3rd

LOS ANGELES (October 29, 2015) –– New Films International (NFI) announced today that Straw Weisman’s (“Man of the Year,” “American Beach House”) comedy “Bikini Model Academy” starring Academy Award nominee Gary Busey (“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas,” “Predator 2”) will be released theatrically in 11 markets and on VOD on November 3rd with a digital rollout to follow.

Golden Globe nominee Morgan Fairchild (“Chuck,” ”Fashion House”) also makes a cameo appearance in the film. Weisman directed from an original screenplay he wrote. Nesim Hason of New Films International produced the project.

When best friends T.J. and Benji both lose their girlfriends, they start a bikini modeling academy to make money and meet girls. With a little help from T.J.’s Uncle Seymour (Gary Busey), the guys begin recruiting pretty girls until their old rival, Grub Snout, tries to shut them down. The only solution? A hot and funny Bikini Pose-Off competition between the two schools. May the hottest team win!

New Films International president Nesim Hason said, “’Bikini Model Academy’ is a rambunctious comedy that we believe audiences will love.”

Weisman directed the film from an original screenplay he wrote. Nesim Hason of New Films International produced the project.

Gary Busey competed in the current season of ABC’s Emmy Award winning dance competition “Dancing with the Stars” with professional dancer Anna Trebunskaya. Busey rose to fame in Hollywood when he became an Academy Award nominee for Best Actor for his performance in the title role of Buddy Holly in “The Buddy Holly Story.” His other feature film credits include memorable roles in “The Firm,” “Under Siege,” “Point Break,” “Big Wednesday,” “Straight Time” and “Lethal Weapon.”

Busey is represented by Global Artists Agency and Windsor Artist Management; Fairchild is represented by Greene & Associates Talent Agency and Renaissance Literary & Talent.

About New Films International
Founded in 1996 by Nesim Hason and with Hason’s experience in the business in Europe since 1980, New Films International (NFI) was established as a full service production, sales and financing company based in Los Angeles and is actively engaged in the production, acquisition, and worldwide licensing of theatrical feature films and television series, and boasts an impressive catalogue featuring hundreds of high quality titles in all genres.

In response to emerging digital distribution opportunities, NFI has established direct relationships with each US Cable provider and pioneered a unique partner program where it provides its catalog of films available on digital platforms throughout the world.

The company also distributes and produces scripted television series, such as the internationally successful UNDERCOVER, a 1-Hour Crime Drama from Bulgaria National Television that launched in April 2013 with Sony AXN throughout Latin America (as INFILTRADO). The critically acclaimed Series has sold in over 147 territories around the world. NFI is moving further into production on TV Series, developing local language scripted dramas, telenovelas and reality-shows in Eastern Europe and Latin America as well as setting up shows with U.S. Broadcasters.


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