Check Entertainment was founded by Producer Director Richard Gabai.
The company’s first production ASSAULT OF THE PARTY NERDS was an international hit on TV and video earning ten times it’s production budget before going on to become a cult-classic. The follow up, VIRGIN HIGH was even more successful getting picked up by Columbia/Sony and HBO turning it’s meager 150K production budget into 2M worldwide.
A series of cult, genre, and family films followed including the Quentin Tarantino favorite VICE GIRLS, the Genesis Award winning, THE BIKE SQUAD, and the groundbreaking CALL OF THE WILD 3D.
The Indie thriller INSIGHT was theatrically released to critical acclaim Yahoo Movies calling it “Well Directed and Acted From Start to Finish.” The feature, starring Natalie Zea, Sean Patrick Flanery, and Christopher Lloyd was later picked up by A&E Networks for its World Television Premiere.
Subsequently, Check Entertainment Produced seven back-to-back features for A&E: IMAGINARY FRIEND, starring Ethan Embry, Lacey Chabert, Amanda Schul, and Paul Sorvino, IN THE DARK, starring Elisabeth Rohm, Sam Page, and Shannon Elizabeth, THE GOOD MOTHER, starring Helen Slater, Jean Louisa Kelly, Patrick Fabian and Beverly D’ Angelo, NON-STOP, starring Lacey Chabert, Drew Seeley, Will Kemp, and Veronica Cartwright, THE WRONG WOMAN, starring Danica McKellar, Jonathan Bennett, Dina Meyer and Jim O’Heir, and ESCAPING AMISH starring A J Michalka, Alyson Stoner, Jean Luc Bilodeau, and Jesse McCartney
Most recently Check Produced MOMMY I DID’NT DO IT, the highly anticipated sequel to THE WRONG WOMAN, A&E's highest rated film acquisition in the network’s history.
We are currently wrapping up JUSTICE, which has been picked up by Universal for a Theatrical Release in 2017. The period Western starring Jackson Rathbone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler, Steven Lang, Nathan Parsons, Ellen Hollman, Quenton Aaron, John Lewis, and Robert Carradine, was shot in SanteFe New Mexico.
Other recent work includes the TV Pilot, ART KILLS.
Additionally, Mr Gabai was a producer on both Steve Boyum’s Fox feature SUPERCROSS and the Toronto Discovery Award Winner BEAUTIFUL BOY, which starred Michael Sheen and Maria Bello.