Hollywood Vet Eric Doctorow Launching Random

Multi-year output deal signed with Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment

Longtime Hollywood exec Eric Doctorow is launching Random Media to produce and acquire films and other programming primarily for the home entertainment market, and has signed a multi-year distribution deal with Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.

The pact calls for year-old GVE to handle all distribution for Random Media projects and content in the U.S. and Canada across all physical, digital and TV platforms.

Doctorow told Variety he’s closing several deals and GVE prexy Bill Sondheim said he expects to begin distributing Random Media titles within a month or two. The new company’s focused on an eclectic mix of faith-based films and other inspirational programming, urban action films, select independent films, lifestyle and sports franchises.

Sondheim said he was attracted by Doctorow’s 30-year track record, which includes stints as a senior homevideo exec at Paramount, Fox/MGM and Miramax, along with the relationships he’s nurtured along the way.

“Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment’s strength in multi-platform distribution of unique entertainment and lifestyle content makes them the perfect partner for us as we build our targeted release strategy,” Doctorow said.

Random Media is funded by a combo of individual investors and funds. GVE’s library includes more than 4,000 titles for physical distribution and more than 8,000 for digital distribution.

Dan Black of Greenberg Traurig repped Random Media and Doctorow in the deal.

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