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New York Premiere Of Zero Charisma To Be Part Of New York Comic Con Opening Night Festivities

Sep 19, 2013

Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries are co-releasing the film in theaters October 11, 2013 and on demand and iTunes October 8, 2013

New York, NY – September 19, 2013 – ReedPOP, the number one purveyor of pop culture events and the company behind New York Comic Con (NYCC), announces today that it will be hosting a special premiere of Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries release Zero Charisma on opening night of New York Comic Con, which will take place at the Javits Center in New York City, Thursday, October 10 – Sunday October 13, 2013. The screening is by invitation only and available to a select group of Fans attending NYCC 2013. Directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews and star of the film, Sam Eidson, will be in attendance.

“New York Comic Con is the ultimate destination for the latest and greatest in entertainment,” said Lance Fensterman, Global Vice President of ReedPOP“Zero Charisma is a signature piece of nerdom cinema that we know is going to resonate with our Fans and as the dungeon master of the event, I’m thrilled to kick off this year’s event with its screening.”

“We're extremely excited to be premiering Zero Charisma at the New York Comic Con,” said directors Katie Graham and Andrew Matthews. “It's hard to believe that this film we shot literally in our backyard last year is about revealed to a wide audience and we any think of a more fitting way to kick it off!”

Tribeca Film and Nerdist Industries will co-release the film this fall beginning October 8, 2013 on cable/telco and satellite video-on-demand platforms, as well as iTunes, Amazon Watch Instantly, VUDU, Xbox, Playstation, and Google Play, followed by a theatrical release on October 11, 2013.

Zero Charisma world premiered at SXSW Film Festival where it won the Audience Award in the Narrative Spotlight category. It received strong critical acclaim with Ain't It Cool News noting that "Zero Charisma is geek heaven” and Badass Digest raved that “it is, almost certainly, the best film ever made about nerds…it’s hilarious, it’s sweet, and in the end it’s just a little bit heartbreaking.”

As the strict Game Master of a fantasy role-playing game, Scott (Sam Eidson) leads his friends in a weekly quest through mysterious lands from the safety of his grandmother’s kitchen. But his mastery of his own domain starts to slip — along with everything else in his life — when neo-nerd hipster Miles (Garrett Graham) joins the game, winning over the group with his confident charm and dethroning Scott with an unexpected coup. Caught in delusions of grandeur, Scott must roll the dice and risk everything to expose Miles as the fraud he believes him to be. A darkly comedic fable of epic proportions, Zero Charisma is an ode to nerds from every realm.

Beginning September 26, 2013 fans can enter to win limited access tickets to the Zero Charisma screening via this link: http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/Zero-Charisma-Ticket-Giveaway/

Editor’s note:

The poster can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/14bt3Un
The trailer can be downloaded here: http://bit.ly/181u2Yk
Website: http://tribecafilm.com/tribecafilm/filmguide/zero-charisma

About Tribeca Film

Tribeca Film is a comprehensive distribution label dedicated to acquiring and releasing independent films across multiple platforms, including theatrical, video-on-demand, digital, home video and television. It is an initiative from Tribeca Enterprises designed to provide new platforms for how film can be experienced, while supporting filmmakers and introducing audiences to films they might not otherwise see.
Current and upcoming Tribeca Film releases include the highly talked about documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs; Toronto International Film Festival premiere The Time Being; and the award-winning The Broken Circle Breakdown.

About Nerdist Industries

Nerdist Industries is a multi-platform creator of genre and popular culture content. Its online presence includes a website at Nerdist.com, a premium YouTube channel (youtube.com/nerdist), Nerdist News daily e-newsletters, 2 million Twitter followers, a Podcast Network including the flagship Nerdist Podcast, also produced as a TV show on BBC America,  and the Nerdist Alliance, a community of curated partnerships with some of YouTube's most talented and passionate creators.  Nerdist also produces content for television including All Star Celebrity Bowling for AMC, In the Name of Science for National Geographic Channel, and a Chris Hardwick hosted late-night show debuting this fall for Comedy Central. Further, Nerdist hosts live events around the country such as The Nerdist Podcast Live! and Course of the Force, an annual lightsaber relay in partnership with Lucasfilm LTD and Octagon which leads up to San Diego Comic-Con International.

About ReedPOP

ReedPOP is a boutique group within Reed Exhibitions which is exclusively devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium brands in the pop culture arena. ReedPOP is dedicated to producing celebrations of popular culture throughout the world that transcend ordinary events by providing unique access and dynamic personal experiences for consumers and fans. The ReedPOP portfolio includes: New York Comic Con (NYCC), Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) Prime & East, Star Wars Celebration, and the UFC Fan Expo. In 2013 ReedPOP has added Star Wars Celebration Europe and PAX Australia to its rapidly expanding portfolio of international events. The staff at ReedPOP is a fan based group of professionals producing shows for other fans, thus making them uniquely qualified to service those with whom they share a common passion.  ReedPOP is focused on bringing its expertise and knowledge to world communities in North America, South America, Asia and Europe.

Contact:

Tribeca Film:

Tammie Rosen – Tribeca Enterprises, 212.941.2003, trosen@tribecaenterprises.com
Tahra Grant – Rubenstein Communications, 212.843.9213, tgrant@rubenstein.com  

Nerdist:

Courtney Pisarik - ink PR, (310) 860-0806 courtney@inkprgroup.com
Kelly Vogt Campbell - ink PR, (310) 860-0806 kelly@inkprgroup.com

ReedPOP/NYCC:

Roger Bilheimer, Roger@ReedPOP.com, (203) 966- 0792
Brian Reinert, DKC, Brian_Reinert@dkcnews.com
Max Puro, DKC, Max_Puro@dkcnews.com

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