Indie distributor Level 33 Entertainment and production-financing company SSS Entertainment have formed a content acquisition fund to buy North American distribution rights to feature films, Variety has learned exclusively.
Level 33 recently released “After Words,” starring Marcia Gay Harden, and “Copenhagen,” starring Gethin Anthony (NBC’s “Aquarius”).
The companies unveiled the partnership on the opening day of the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, where Level 33 executives are in search of potential titles for acquisition using its first phase of funding.
Upcoming Level 33 releases include “Montana” with Lars Mikkelsen and Michelle Fairley on Sept. 18, and “Manhattan Romance,” starring Katherine Waterston, Gaby Hoffmann, Caitlin FitzGerald and Tom O’Brien, on Oct. 2.
SSS Entertainment recently produced school-shooter drama “White Rabbit,” starring Britt Robertson, and has locked a distribution deal for Tim McCann’s latest film “The Aftermath,” starring Sam Trammell and Vanessa Ferlito. It also recently wrapped production on the horror film “Jack Goes Home,” starring Rory Culkin, Nikki Reed and Robertson.
Shaun Sanghani, president of SSS, said, “Level 33 has a great reputation for stepping up for indie filmmakers and being able to efficiently mine the ever-changing landscape of independent film.”
Level 33 is represented by the independent film group at APA. SSS Entertainment is repped by Napper Law.