'Heart' condition: Overture at reins


Overture Films will release "Paper Heart," director Nicholas Jasenovec's faux documentary starring Michael Cera and real-life girlfriend Charlyne Yi.

The movie, which was packaged and repped by UTA at Sundance, was financed by Overture sister unit Anchor Bay. It was a potential sales target at the festival, where it won the Waldo Salt Award for best screenplay. It had a number of distributors circling, but Overture retained the right to distribute the film if it so chose.

The company will release the movie Aug. 7 in New York and Los Angeles and widen it the following week in hope of building a counterprogramming hit as it did last spring with the drama "The Visitor."

Overture is overseeing worldwide distribution, with Anchor Bay releasing the movie on home video in North America, Australia and the U.K. (partialdiff)