Strand Releasing has announced that the company is acquiring North American rights to Antonio Santini and Dan Sickles’ critically acclaimed documentary Mala Mala, executive produced by Killer Films’ Christine Vachon and Pamela Koffler and produced by Santini and Sickles’ El Peligro Productions. A celebration of the trans and drag communities in Puerto Rico, the film made its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival and will have its highly anticipated debut in theaters on July 1st at the IFC Center.
Following its critically praised premiere at the Berlin Film Festival, Cinedigm has acquired all U.S. distribution rights to Anton Corbijn’s Life, starring Dane DeHaan (Life After Beth; Kill Your Darlings; Place Beyond The Pines), Robert Pattinson (Twilight,Cosmopolis, Maps To The Stars), and Ben Kingsley (Gandhi, Sexy Beast, Schindler’s List).
Ending the wait of hundreds of thousands of anime fans across North America, Funimation Entertainment says Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F will screen August 4-12 in theatres across the U.S. and Canada. The story is a follow-up to last year's highly successful Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods.
Cinedigm has acquired all North American distribution rights to The Falling, starring Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones, Doctor Who), an evocative and beguiling film centered on an epidemic of fainting (mass psychogenic illness) at an English girls’ school in the 60s directed and written by Carol Morley (Dreams of a Life).
Ymagis Group has announced the expansion of its content delivery services in the United States through its new wholly owned subsidiary, Direct Cinema North America. Based in New York City and headed by industry veteran Barry Rebo, DCNA aims at providing both distributors and exhibitors with innovative technology services for specialty films, alternative content, cinema advertising and trailers.
Cinedigm has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story. The highly acclaimed documentary premiered last month at SXSW, received multiple standing ovations and won the prestigious festival’s Audience Award in its category.
2G Digital Partners and JR have entered into a long-term strategic partnership to provide studios and other content owners with a one-stop resource for worldwide, multi-platform content localization and distribution.
Viva Pictures and DirecTV have acquired U.S. rights to Exeter, a feature film from the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Friday the 13th and the producers of Paranormal Activity and Insidious. The film will debut exclusively on DirecTV on July 2 followed by a theatrical release by Viva Pictures later this year.
Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software has signed a deal with Andrew Karpen’s independent film distribution company, Bleecker Street, to exclusively utilize Hollywood Software’s new Distributor 3.0 software for all upcoming film releases. The software implementation will be in place in time for the first of Bleecker Street’s 2015 film releases, I’ll See You In My Dreams, starring Blythe Danner and Sam Elliott, which will open in theaters on May 15.
At the request of several major theatre chains the WARx2 movie release date has been delayed from March 20 to April 24. Instead of the limited release to mainly Texas theatres that was originally planned, WARx2 movie will be released nationwide on April 24.