FilmRise snapped up global distribution rights to “A Christmas Karen” comedy

The deal grants FilmRise exclusive worldwide distribution rights on all media of the modern take on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”


“A Christmas Karen”


FilmRise has secured exclusive worldwide distribution rights to the hilarious and holiday-themed comedy, “A Christmas Karen”, a modern take on Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” directed by Jon Binkowski and Lisa Enos Smith (“Because of Charley”). The producer and distributor will initially release the movie to select theaters, TVOD and EST platforms in North America this November in time for holiday celebrations.

Max Einhorn, SVP, Acquisitions & Co-Productions for FilmRise states, “We look forward to sharing this very clever, comedic twist on Dickens’ classic 'A Christmas Carol' with streaming audiences everywhere. This film represents the type of light-hearted, feel good, funny entertainment we are looking for as we approach the holiday season.”

Smith notes, “Jon and I both agree that while this film shines a harsh light on the lack of civility in our society today, it also illuminates the true grace of redemption for a lost soul...” with Binkowski adding, “… in a hilarious way!”

“A Christmas Karen,” tells the story of an egocentric middle-aged woman named Karen (Michele Simms). Her demanding and inconsiderate nature has alienated her from her neighbors and family. After a series of instances displaying her privilege and prejudice on Christmas-eve, Karen receives an “intervention” by some unconventional spirits who take her on a journey of self-awareness and self-reflection.

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