Palm picks up 'Miss Me' rights


NEW YORK – Palm Pictures has nabbed North American rights to the Independent Spirit Award-nominated rockumentary "You're Gonna Miss Me."

Keven McAlester's feature debut chronicles the live of 60s psychedelic rock pioneer Roky Erickson from the band The 13th Floor Elevators, including his drug addiction and schizophrenia. Palm owner Chris Blackwell said he plans a theatrical release this summer and a retail home video release shortly thereafter.

In a complicated deal, Netflix's Red Envelope bought DVD rights from the producers, then sold retail DVD rights to Palm while retaining Netflix DVD rights. The two companies will be collaborating on the DVD, producing it together and releasing it simultaneously to retail outlets and Netflix subscribers

Palm simultaneously brokered a deal directly for the theatrical and several non-theatrical rights, including second window television. Sundance Channel and Showtime acquired first window television rights.

The film was produced by Adrienne Gruben, McAlester, Lauren Hollingsworth, D.W. Harper and Laura Boyd DeSmeth.

The Palm theatrical deal was brokered for the filmmakers by Josh Braun of Submarine and Roger Kass of RingTheJing Entertainment, and its DVD deal was negotiated with Red Envelope Entertainment head Bahman Naraghi. Palm general manager Lisa Nishimura repped her company.