You can’t help but notice, every day a new U.S distributor announces itself by acquiring a film. It’s dizzying. IndieWIRE has begun work on Meet the Distributors, a good way to start to see who the distributors are (see these after the jump), but what’ missing is alittle clarification on just who these new distributors are. I will be profiling the 20 to 22 new ones that I have listed thus far. As my blog on brands said, there is a brand parity which needs to be changed as the new distributors distinguish themselves. So I will help keep a running tab on these.
Two Documentary Distributors
IndieWIRE’s parent company, SnagFilms, is organized around docs, so I am going to start with new documentary distributors. SnagFilms is committed to finding the world‘s most compelling documentaries, whether from established heavyweights or first-time filmmakers, and making them available to the wide audience these titles deserve. SnagFilms.com is a website where you can watch full-length documentary films for free, but we’re also a platform that lets you “snag” a film and put it anywhere on the web. With a library of over 1000 films, and rapidly growing, you’re bound to find films that resonate with your interests.
Fisher Brothers Media is distributing docs such as Exodus -The True Story and Showtime’s Dad’s in Heaven with Nixon. Danny Fisher previously owned City Lights Media with his brother Jack. Now they have a new film and television development, production as well as distribution company. They are developing a television reality show based on the highly popular blog www.crapatmyparentshouse.com.
The Fisher brothers have recently joined with producer/financier Alan Klingenstein (Trumbo) and a group of outside investors to form a film fund called Fisher Klingenstein Films. The fund seeks to acquire 24 to 36 completed films – both docs and indie features – for distribution over the next 12 months. Fisher Klingenstein Films is not investing in production. Fisher Brothers Media has the capability to distribute on DVD and Digital platforms such as Amazon, Netflix, iTunes, Hulu, Fancast, Sony PlayStation and many others. They can also service theatrical releases, international sales and domestic television. Check it out at www.fisherbrothersmedia.com.
So Far, IndieWIRE’s profiles include
The Cinema Guild
New Yorker Films
Range Life Entertainment
Red Flag Releasing