PARIS – Planting its flag in the mid-ground between high-brow arthouse and popcorn fare – positioning increasing favored by top-echelon sales agents in France – Paris-based Films Distribution has…
SAN SEBASTIAN — U.S. distributor Magnolia Pictures is making waves in the international distribution market by challenging the existing biz model. At a panel discussion for independent distribs in…
Investment company New Sparta has acquired Icon Film Distribution, the U.K. distrib arm of Icon UK Group. The company will be relaunched, with Ian Dawson tapped as CEO, Norman Humphrey as exec…
Ryan Kavanuagh’s Relativity has formed 278 Films as a service distributor of independent films through the company’s national distribution platform. It said 278 Films is aimed at producers who are…
Veteran distribution exec Laurie May is launching Canadian distribution company Elevation Pictures at the Toronto film festival, it was announced Saturday. The company's first move is a strategic…
South African heist thriller "iNumber Number" has been picked up for international distribution by Hong Kong and Amsterdam-based Fortissimo Films.
On the eve of Toronto fest kick-off, European mini-major Studiocanal has closed an exclusive distribution pact with Ottawa-based pubcaster Radio-Canada. The five-year deal, effective in…
LONDON — Christine Eloy has been tapped as managing director of Europa Distribution, which reps more than 130 independent distributors from 28 countries. Eloy, who starts Sept. 2, was formerly head…
Basking in the glow of the vibrant U.S. indie biz, the 39th Deauville American Film Festival appears to be the key pre-fall launchpad for European distribs with American titles.
Strand Releasing has acquired U.S. rights to coming-of-age drama "Refuge," starring "Breaking Bad" actress Krysten Ritter.
HONG KONG – Los Angeles-based specialty distributor Asia Releasing is to target the U.S.'s growing population of Vietnamese-Americans with a slate of Vietnamese movies. The company has struck a deal…
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