Zoey Deutch Comedy ‘Buffaloed’ Will Eliminate $1.5 Million in Medical Debt (Exclusive)

Published on Jan 16, 2020

Zoey Deutch Comedy ‘Buffaloed’ Will Eliminate $1.5 Million in Medical Debt (Exclusive)

This is not your typical promotion.

Most movies rely on trailers and junkets and movie posters to get the word out. Not “Buffaloed,” the upcoming Zoey Deutch comedy about a hustler who turns to debt collecting to get out of her dead-end life in Buffalo, N.Y.

Magnolia Pictures, the indie studio behind the movie, is partnering with non-profit Rip Medical Debt to eliminate $1.5 million worth of medical debt. “Buffaloed” opens Feb. 14 in theaters and on demand.

Rip Medical Debt is a national 501c3 that uses donations to purchase bundled medical debt portfolios that have gone through collection agencies for months or years. Using third-party credit data providers, it targets debts specifically incurred by people facing financial hardship, and then forgives them for a fraction of the initial cost. There’s a lot of people who could use the relief. An estimated 137 million Americans are struggling to pay medical bills,

Read full article at: Variety - Film News

Author: Brent Lang