DC FanDome Gets 66 Million Views Worldwide
Warner Bros. Entertainment announced that viewership for DC FanDome 2021, the virtual fan event, greatly exceeded last year’s, accruing 66 million views worldwide to date. On Oct. 16, the day of the event, DC FanDome was a trending topic in the number one position on Twitter for eight hours in the U.S. and in the top 50 in 53 countries around the world. The event was available in 12 languages across 220 countries.
“With triple the fan traffic of last year, DC FanDome 2021 exceeded all of our expectations,” said Ann Sarnoff, chair and CEO of WarnerMedia Studios and Networks. “We continue to innovate across the company in service of our fans, and I cannot overstate the creativity and hard work that went into this highly curated, global digital event. We gave fans what they wanted — the very best of all things DC — and their engagement and response have been fantastic. We’re as excited as they are to deliver on all the great content DC FanDome highlighted.”
FanDome was a collection of programming attached to DC properties across all film, television series, comics and games. The event was live streamed on over 50 platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Exciting reveals at FanDome included a new trailer for Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” starring Robert Pattison, Zoe Kravitz and Paul Dano and set to premiere March 4, 2022. DC also debuted new trailers and first look images for Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam,” “Peacemaker” starring John Cena and Season 3 of the animated comedy “Harley Quinn.”
Freestyle Digital Media Acquires ‘La Danubio’
Freestyle Digital Media has acquired the North American rights to the Venezuelan documentary “La Danubio.” The film will be available to rent and own on North American platforms on Nov. 9.
“La Danubio” provides an inside look on how a 50-year-old pastry shop in the Venezuelan capital has managed to thrive for as long as it has, highlighting the voices of the Kerese family: Evelia and her three children Pablo, Andrés and Alejandro. The documentary is written, directed and produced by Ignacio Castillo Cottin.
“Living in Venezuela, staying here out of your own free will, is something worth telling. Today, for people who want to work and invest in Venezuela, for them to visualize themselves in the country in the mid or long term is something rare to find,” said Cottin. “My generation and the ones that follow are only familiar with the opposite: people fleeing from the country as soon as they can. That sparked in me an emotional connection with the Kereses, with this project and with other people who like me, are working in and for a better country, fighting to recover the Venezuela that once was.”
Chris Gray, Freestyle Digital Media’s director of acquisitions, negotiated the deal to acquire “La Danubio.”