Independent distributor Bleecker Street’s CEO Andrew Karpen and Elevation Pictures co-presidents Laurie May and Noah Segal have announced a multi-year distribution deal across Canada for Bleecker Street’s titles.
Elevation will handle all marketing, sales and distribution services. First up on the docket is Bleecker Street’s as-yet-unseen “Danny Collins,” starring Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Jennifer Garner, Bobby Cannavale and Christopher Plummer, which opens in select cities on March 20. Following “Danny Collins,” Elevation and Bleecker Street will partner on Edward Zwick’s long-awaited Bobby Fischer biopic “Pawn Sacrifice,” which Bleecker acquired after its 2014 Toronto Film Festival premiere; it stars Tobey Maguire, Peter Sarsgaard, Liev Schreiber, and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Bleecker Street was founded in 2014 by Andrew Karpen; Elevation Pictures has been distributing films in Canada under founder Laurie May, alongside financier Teddy Schwarzman of Black Bear Pictures, since 2013. Recently they distributed “Nightcrawler” and Schwarzman’s “The Imitation Game” in Canada.