January 16, 2011

J. Robert Spencer’s ‘Farm Girl in New York’ Receives Distribution Deal with Maverick Entertainment; Available for Purchase February 1st!

January 16th, 2011

FGINY It was a blast earlier this month catching up with Bobby Spencer, who shared some fantastic news with us: FARM GIRL IN NEW YORK, his first feature film that he co-wrote, directed, starred in, and produced, has received a distribution deal with Maverick Entertainment! The film has a release date of February 1st and is now available for pre-order on Amazon.com!

Asked about FGINY’s big distribution news with Maverick Entertainment, Bobby stated, “Everyone at MAVERICK ENTERTAINMENT has been very supportive! They all love the film, think it’s very funny, and they are confident that the film is going to do very well.”

Over the last few years at film festivals, FGINY has received a ton of positive feedback. “The response is always the same,” Bobby said on the telephone, “Audiences have told me over and over again that they ended up having a million laughs!”

Reflecting on what makes FGINY such a fun film, Bobby noted, “It’s not like we were writing Shakespeare and it’s not the most deep, dramatic piece. It’s just a boy meets girl story and it gave me the chance to use the comic flair and the comic timing that I’ve been developing for a lifetime!”

Not only have the audiences loved FGINY at film festivals, but fellow directors have also taken notice. In fact, Bobby recently did a reading with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” director Joel Zwick, who LOVED the film! Here’s what Zwick had to say in a recent review: “Be afraid, be very afraid. J. Robert Spencer is a filmmaker who will have to be dealt with. His film Farm Girl in NY is a funny, smart and even touching comedy. His visual style is imaginative and very well executed. It is a story well told and very well acted. Much Kudos of everyone who helped make this movie such a success.”

Regarding his first film venture, Bobby reflected, “For an independent film, we planned to do it our way and that’s how we did it. I’m so excited for people to see it and enjoy it.”

The FARM GIRL IN NEW YORK DVD comes with special features that include deleted scenes, a blooper reel, and trailers! To pre-order, visit Amazon.com.

Congratulations and all the best to Bobby with FGINY!!


  1. This is wonderful news! I loved FGINY and will preorder my copy right away. I imagine the blooper reel itself will be worth the price of the DVD. Great cast (you’ll fall in love with Jeffrey Schecter), great script, great fun. Kudos Bobby!

    Comment by Catherine — January 16, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

  2. I have already pre-ordered mine!

    Comment by Carolyn — January 17, 2011 @ 5:15 pm

  3. That is such great news. Can’t wait to see it.

    Comment by Lenora Antunes — January 17, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

  4. Hey, that really looks funny!

    Comment by stubbleyou — January 17, 2011 @ 9:31 pm

  5. Wow..very glad your efforts have finally reaped a reward Bobby. You have all those P’s you once quoted on your website and some additional ones: persistence, perspiration, patience, preparation, prayer, and some I’ve missed. Joe Grano was my best friend’s boss back in another life when he was CEO of PaineWebber, and he’s got a great track record of picking winners. FGINY will certainly follow the trend.

    Comment by Howard — January 19, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

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