'Super Size Me,' 'We Live In Public' head to ad-supported platform
By JOSH L. DICKEYSnagFilms has nabbed digital distribution rights for 16 notable documentaries, including “Super Size Me,” “Jesus Camp,” “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room,” and former Sundance grand jury prize winner “We Live in Public.” SnagFilms is working out release windows for the films, which will begin unspooling next month. Most will start out on pay platforms – including satellite/cable VOD and online, or combinations thereof — while some will be featured on SnagFilms free, ad-supported streaming platform. Pics boost the distrib’s 3000-strong catalog of films, many of which are available for free streaming, including documentaries and feature films. Other pact pics include “Operation Homecoming,” “Manda Bala” and “Casino Jack and the United States of Money.” “SnagFilms is pleased to add these outstanding award winners — beloved by critics and film fans alike — to our library of over 3,000 acclaimed independent films,” said Rick Allen, SnagFilms CEO. “We look forward to bringing them to new audiences through special releases in the weeks to come.” The acquisitions — including 12 titles from Magnolia Pictures, plus titles from Samuel Goldwyn Films, The Documentary Group, Interloper Films and City Lights Pictures — come on the heels of SnagFilms’ recent pickup of new titles that include 2011 South By Southwest grand jury prize winner “Dragonslayer,” 2011 multi-festival winner “Splinters.” (opening theatrically in February), 2010 DOC NYC grand prize winner Windfall (also opening theatrically in February), new festival winners All Me: The Life and Times of Winfred Rembert, and Push: Madison vs. Madison, plus award-winning library titles, including Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Academy Award Nominee Capturing the Friedmans and Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner and Emmy nominee Southern Comfort. Other titles in the most recent acquisition are: “Crazy Love,” “Surfwise,” “Control Room,” “No End in Sight,” “Bukowski: Born into This,” “Mr. Untouchable,” “Bigger, Stronger, Faster,” “Terror’s Advocate,” and “A League of Ordinary Gentlemen.”
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