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Withoutabox Acquires Film Finders; Embarks on Relationship with Rightsline

Withoutabox Acquires Film Finders; Embarks on Relationship with Rightsline

Independent film community networkWithoutabox, Inc. has acquired film production and rights database and consulting company Film Finders, Withoutabox CEO and co-founder David Straus announced Thursday. The company plans to “fully integrate their established business model and operations into Withoutabox’s diversified businesses.” As part of the acquisition, Film Finders founder and president Sydney Levine and EVP Peter Belsito will become executives of Withoutabox while they continue to run the Film Finders division. In a related move, Withoutabox has entered into a strategic partnership with Rightsline, a provider of enterprise-grade rights management software. Rights holders will maintain complete control over their database listings and intellectual properties. Under the plan, Withoutabox will integrate its existing online systems with the Film Finders database and Rightsline platform offering an online marketplace for film rights, with a reach between buyers and sellers in more than 200 countries. “These strategic alliances allow us to offer the most comprehensive open marketplace to our 90,000-plus rights owners along with thousands of buyers, sales agents and distributors throughout the world, facilitated by a unique combination of expertise and technology,” commented Joe Neulight, president and co-founder, Withoutabox in a statement about the deal. [Brian Brooks]

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