Woodland Hills-based Hollywood Software has signed an exclusive deal with independent entertainment studio, Group 1200, to utilize its TDS Distributor product for all upcoming theatrical releases. The studio, which is fast growing into a market leader in the acquisition, creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of a wide range of anime, TV shows and movies, chose Hollywood Software to support the distribution of its theatrical products.
In the coming months five studios will release major feature films in Dolby Cinema, Dolby announced today. They include Sony Pictures’ Pixels, in theatres July 24; Paramount Pictures’ Mission: Impossible—Rogue Nation, in theatres July 31; Universal Pictures’ Everest, in theatres this September, and Lionsgate Entertainment’s The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 2, in theatres this November. They join titles soon to be announced by Twentieth Century Fox.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. has licensed MACCS Theatrical Distribution Software to run its domestic theatrical distribution. This marks the first time the studio has centralized its theatrical distribution operations under one technology platform.
The documentary feature film PlantPure Nation will premiere June 25 at The Arclight Hollywood. Written and directed by Nelson Campbell and including the producer and writer of Forks Over Knives, the 95-minute film examines the political and economic factors that suppress information on the benefits of plant-based nutrition, while making the connections of this idea to larger issues such as medical practice, farming, and food deserts. The film's story follows three people working to spread the word about one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.
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.