by Maud Kersnowski
A new video distributor is actively seeking signed and unsigned independent
features aimed at family audiences. EBI Pictures of Illinois, an independent
film company, joined Avalon Distribution Group to create EBI Films late last
year. But they need a product. With only a few films signed the new partners
are searching for appropriate titles. Since EBI Pictures is a documentary
company the new distribution branch is particularly interested in acquiring
feature films to expand their catalog. Several foreign films and a U.S.
documentary are currently being considered. EBI Films has an open submission
policy. "We'll look at anything," EBI Films' Vice President of Marketing, Mike
Davis, says. Family films, which are in high demand for home viewing, still
represent a small percentage of the actual titles on store shelves. EBI Films
hopes to carve a niche for itself by introducing indies aimed at both parents
and children into this lucrative market. "It's like McDonald's, they sell to
kids but they're really selling to adults," Davis told indieWIRE.
[For more information contact Mike Davis at 319.391.0619 or email