FilmRise Acquires Home Media Rights to Eight Features, Including Award-Winning Doc 'Peace Officer'
By Bryn Gelbart | Indiewire January 14, 2016 at 3:21PM "Requiem for the American Dream" and "Crazy About Tiffany's" are also titles included in the new home video distribution deal.
FilmRise announced today that it has acquired from Gravitas Ventures exclusive North American home media rights to eight films, including "Crazy About Tiffany’s," "Peace Officer" and "Requiem for the American Dream." The five additional titles in the deal are "The Kids Menu," "Raven’s Touch," "Last Man on the Moon," "Why I’m Not on Facebook" and "Band of Robbers."
"Peace Officer," a chilling documentary on the militarization of American police, won the Grand Jury and Audience Awards for Documentary Feature at SXSW in 2015.
"We are delighted to be widening the audience of this exceptional group of films, by releasing them on DVD and Blu-ray," said FilmRise CEO, Danny Fisher regarding the deal. "We look forward to our continued partnership with Gravitas Ventures, who has allotted us to bring into people’s homes a remarkable slate of films thus far."
The films will be released by the distributor on DVD and Blu-ray beginning this winter.
FilmRise Picks Up Home Media Rights to Eight Gravitas Ventures Films
Home video releases of the films, including festival favorites, will roll out through the spring and summer.
FilmRise has announced today that it has acquired exclusive home media rights to eight films from Gravitas Ventures' extensive library, including "Jim: The James Foley Story," "Addicted to Fresno," "4th Man Out," "Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong," "Advantageous," "Anarchy Parlor," "All Stars" and "Froning: The Fittest Man in History." The film and television distributor plans to release the films on DVD and Blu-ray throughout the spring and summer of this year.
This batch of new home video releases includes a number of festival favorites, including "Jim: The James Foley Story" and "Advantageous," which have both screened at Sundance, and "Addicted to Fresno," which was a SXSW pick last year.
Of the news, said Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, commented, "We are pleased to be announcing that our rewarding partnership with Gravitas Ventures continues, as we acquire this exceptional collection of films. We look forward to widening the audience for each film, as we make them available to enjoy at home."
Nolan Gallagher, CEO of Gravitas Ventures, added, "After several lucrative partnerships, we are once again pleased to be working with FilmRise on this incredible slate of films. We are confident that FilmRise will ensure that these films find further success on DVD and Blu-ray."
Back in January, FilmRise picked up eight other Gravitas titles for home video release, including "Peace Officer" and "Band of Robbers."