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Genius Joins Grodfilm in Five Year Agreement

By Indiewire | Indiewire May 16, 2006 at 1:15AM

Genius Products, Inc. has entered into an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with filmmaker Dan Grodnik's Grodfilm Corporation that gives Genius Products the first right of refusal on all future film productions, it was announced today by Genius CEO Trevor Drinkwater. Genius expects to release six to 12 films annually under the agreement, which includes home video, digital, television and theatrical distribution rights throughout North America. In addition to DVD releases, the films covered by this agreement, together with new films from the recently announced deal with Peace Arch Entertainment and the Wellspring library, give Genius an extensive library of film content to exploit over a variety of digital distribution platforms. Theatrical releases resulting from this agreement will be distributed through The Weinstein Company. [Brian Brooks]
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Genius Products, Inc. has entered into an exclusive five-year distribution agreement with filmmaker Dan Grodnik's Grodfilm Corporation that gives Genius Products the first right of refusal on all future film productions, it was announced today by Genius CEO Trevor Drinkwater. Genius expects to release six to 12 films annually under the agreement, which includes home video, digital, television and theatrical distribution rights throughout North America. In addition to DVD releases, the films covered by this agreement, together with new films from the recently announced deal with Peace Arch Entertainment and the Wellspring library, give Genius an extensive library of film content to exploit over a variety of digital distribution platforms. Theatrical releases resulting from this agreement will be distributed through The Weinstein Company. [Brian Brooks]