Submarine, NonStop Entertainment Team for NonStop Submarine

Searching for Sugar Man
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Submarine Entertainment and distribution company NonStop Entertainment have joined forces to launch NonStop Submarine, a Scandi-based documentary label.

NonStop Submarine will distribute between 10 and 15 titles a year theatrically and across all digital, DVD, TV and streaming platforms in Scandinavia and the Baltics, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Luxembourg, Netherlands. Deal also includes a first look option for Submarine’s fiction roster.

The label’s first slate features “Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict,” “Chris Burden: Double Bind,” “Kenny Scharf doc,” “Sneakerheadz,” “Welcome to Leith,” “Heady Days (Hedy Lamarr doc)” and “Mavis!”

The two companies previously collaborated on several titles including “Nas: Time Is Illmatic,” “Dior & I,” “Bill Cunningham New York,” “Bobby Fischer Against the World,” “Cutie & the Boxer,” “Searching for Sugar Man” (pictured above), “Visitors” and “The Unknown Known.”

“We have had a very fun and successful collaboration over the years and our filmmakers and producers couldn’t have a better home and distributor as NonStop Entertainment,” said David Koh, Dan Braun, and Josh Braun of Submarine in a joint statement. “Scandinavian audiences are amongst the most sophisticated in the world and doc crazy and we look forward to supplying great films, stories and human voices from around the world by great directors as we help to expand the doc market in Scandinavia with NonStop and worldwide.”

Jakob Abrahamsson of NonStop Entertainment said the company was a “newly reborn independent player” which was looking forward to working more with Submarine, “one of the world’s most prominent documentary crews (…) whose impeccable tastes and sensibilities are very much aligned with ours and to get in early on some of the greatest docs made.”

Pact was negotiated by David Koh, Dan Braun, and Josh Braun on behalf of Submarine along with Jakob Abrahamsson, CEO of NonStop Entertainment.

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