For Release on Monday, August 5, AT 9 A.M. EST.


Area23a Teams up with Captured Time Productions to Launch a National Release Combining Theatrical Runs and Unique Event Screenings

New York, August 5, 2013 – Event based distribution company Area 23a announced today that DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE will open theatrically in the US throughout October in conjunction with National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

In addition to traditional theatrical runs in New York on October 4th and Los Angeles on October 11th, the film will also unspool across the U.S. on October 2nd for aone-time special event screening. That synchronous national event will serve to kick off the National DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE Tour, a series of regional screenings coast to coast hosted by film director Harvey Hubbell V.

We are very proud to make this film available and excited that we are working with Area 23a to bring it out to the widest possible audience,” commented Harvey Hubbell V. “After many years of being painfully misunderstood during my schooling, I knew I had to make a film to create the greatest awareness for dyslexia for the countless individuals of all ages that are unnecessarily struggling to thrive and be understood. I believe that all humans learn differently and that we have the power and opportunity to create a better society by empowering individuals and organizations to recognize, honor and grow the gifts that each of us possess. This film has the power to change lives and it is an honor to launch it during National Dyslexia Awareness Month,” Hubbell continued.

Producer/Editor Eric Gardner speaks to the ultimate goals of the film in saying, “We want to change the world. We want to change laws. We want to influence a real difference in education that can touch many lives, and we hope our film will be the conversation starter to do just that.”

DISLECKSIA: THE MOVIE is an engaging documentary that weaves vintage classroom footage, celebrity interviews and the comedic touch of dyslexic director Harvey Hubbell V into an engrossingly entertaining film on a serious subject. In the first film to discuss dyslexia as a learning difference, not a learning disability, Hubbell rallies a team of celebrated neuroscientists, heroic educators, high profile celebrities and business leaders with dyslexia who are advocates of Harvey’s beliefs. The subjects of the film showcase the most up-to-date information and in doing so, a blueprint emerges on how best to manage this learning difference that up to 1.4 billion people cope with daily. (

“We are thrilled to have acquired a film that connects with our ability to create a one-of-a-kind cinematic experience capable of making such a difference in the lives of millions worldwide,” commented Area 23a co-founder Kirt Eftekhar.

The film includes a wide range of successful individuals with dyslexia including entertainment industry people such as Billy Bob Thornton, Joe Pantoliano, and Stephen J. Cannell; business moguls such as real estate guru Barbara Corcoran and celebrated neuroscientists and top educators within the dyslexia field.

The deal was negotiated by Mark Litwak on behalf of Captured Time Productions. Paul Cohen of Red Hills Releasing provided consultation on behalf of Captured Time Productions for the acquisition of the film and will deploy the social media marketing campaign for the film.



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Area23a is a bi-coastal, independently owned “event” based theatrical distribution company, co-founded by distribution specialists Richard Abramowitz and Kirt Eftekhar. The company focuses on event driven films, providing value-added distribution through alternative ways to reach audiences across the country, releasing films in convention and community centers, night clubs, casinos, libraries, museums, and college campuses, in addition to traditional venues like theaters, cinematheques and festivals. Area23a distributes award-winning films such as Dan Sturman and Bill Guttentag’s SOUNDTRACK FOR A REVOLUTION, Michael Paul Stephenson’s BEST WORST MOVIE, Gerardine Wurzburg’s WRETCHES and JABBERERS, Adrian Grenier’s TEENAGE PAPARAZZO , Chris Paine’s REVENGE OF THE ELECTRIC CAR and BURN directed by Tom Putnam and Brenda Sanchez. For more information please visit:



Working in partnership with The Hubbell Difference Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, Captured Time Productions makes documentaries that bring to life topics of current and relevant social value that transform lives, build community, drive innovation and encourage positive social change.  Captured Time Productions has produced films on topics ranging from human reproductive rights, American culture and identity, globalization, and most currently, learning differences and dyslexia.


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