We're excited to announce a new partnership with digital content network Emerging Pictures to bring the Drafthouse Films catalog to more theaters than ever before. Just putting us one step closer to our planned goal of total cinematic domination by the year 2025.
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Emerging Pictures Announces Partnership with Drafthouse Films
All-digital film and alternative content network, Emerging Pictures partners with Drafthouse Films, the distribution arm of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, to promote and distribute the Drafthouse catalogue of films.
Emerging Pictures will work with Drafthouse Films to bring the visionary company’s unique selection of provocative and artfully unusual films to Emerging’s network of theatres across America.
Drafthouse Films has curated their library with the best in independent, genre and foreign films, award-winning documentaries, cult classic and undiscovered repertory gems. These include the radical, Oscar® Nominated documentary The Act of Killing by executive producers Werner Herzog and Errol Morris, Ari Folman’s sci-fi/fantasy epic The Congress starring Robin Wright and Harvey Keitel, Michel Gondry’s whimsical French romance Mood Indigo and the critically acclaimed romance-horror hybrid, Spring.
Emerging Pictures’ seamless digital delivery and audience analysis tools will facilitate the expansion of Drafthouse Films’ reach across hundreds of independent screens in all US markets. Drafthouse expands their reach for the goal of “sharing the movies they love with the widest audience possible,” a vision that fully resonates with Emerging Pictures.
“We’re incredibly excited to partner with Emerging Films to utilize their network and innovative theatrical distribution strategy,” said Alamo Drafthouse CEO/Founder Tim League.
Emerging Pictures utilizes its digital delivery platform and exhibitor network to diversify film content throughout the US and gives under-the-radar films theatrical releases. Using social media tools and data-driven strategies, Emerging Pictures will be able to match Drafthouse’s cult-following films with audience demand, building and revitalizing film communities nationwide.
“We are thrilled to bring on Drafthouse’s eclectic mix of films to our library. Adding to our already rich catalogue of offerings, Emerging points itself towards the future with curators like Tim League. We will work together to grow their brand and maximize their films visibility and profitability,” says Ryan Markowitz, VP of Distribution and Marketing at Emerging Pictures.
To launch this collaboration, Emerging Pictures will make several of Drafthouse Films’ critic favorites available to theatres including the 80s cult classic Roar starring Tippi Hedren and a young Melanie Griffith as a family living amongst lions, the multi-dimensional and mind-bending sci-fi film The Congress, celebrated rock documentaries A Band Called Death and 20,000 Days on Earth starring rock-icon Nick Cave and the dark comedy thriller, Cheap Thrills starring David Koechner, Pat Healy and Ethan Embry. Additional titles will be added throughout 2015.
For inquiries about Emerging Pictures and booking requests please contact: Lee Shorten ([email protected]).
About Drafthouse Films
Drafthouse Films, the film distribution arm of the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, is a curated brand of provocative, visionary and artfully unusual films new and old from around the world. Following the earnestly simple motto of “sharing the films we love with widest audience possible,” Drafthouse Films debuted in 2010 with the theatrical release of Four Lions, which was named of Time Magazine’s “Top 10 Films Of The Year.” Their diverse and unique slate includes the highly-acclaimed, Oscar® nominated documentary The Act Of Killing produced by Errol Morris and Werner Herzog, 2013 SXSW Midnight Audience Award winner Cheap Thrills starring David Koechner (Anchorman), British auteur Ben Wheatley’s psychedelic trip into magic and madness, A Field In England, Ari Folman’s Cannes Film Festival selected sci-fi epic The Congress starring Robin Wright, Harvey Keith, Jon Hamm and Paul Giamatti, Midnight Movie sensations Miami Connection and The Visitor and rediscovered classics Wake in Fright and Ms. 45. Recent and upcoming releases include The Look of Silence, Joshua Oppenheimer’s highly anticipated follow up to The Act of Killing, Cedric Jimenez's true crime epic
The Connection starring Oscar® winner Jean Dujardin, The Keeping Room, based on Julia Hart's acclaimed Black List screenplay, starring Brit Marling, Hailee Steinfeld and Sam Worthington, Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy's multiple Cannes award winner The Tribe, filmed in Ukrainian Sign Language with deaf actors and Roar, the most dangerous film ever made featuring Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith and a cast of 150 untrained lions, big cats and wild animals. Drafthouse Films distributes films theatrically, through home video, VOD and their direct-to-consumer platforms integrating into the ever-growing Alamo Drafthouse entertainment lifestyle brand, which along with the Alamo Drafthouse theaters includes: Mondo, the collectible art boutique; Fantastic Fest, the largest international genre film festival in the US; and the pop culture website Birth Movies Death.
About Emerging Pictures
Emerging Pictures is an all-digital Film and Alternative Content network of theaters in the United States. Through its network of commercial multiplex chains and independent art house theaters, Emerging Pictures cost effectively exhibits critically acclaimed films, cultural programming, art films, documentaries, foreign language films and independent cinema. Using data and social media analysis together with seamless digital delivery to theaters, the Emerging platform enables Distributors and Exhibitors to be more effective and innovative in their distribution strategies and programming decisions. Emerging Pictures is owned and operated by media technology company, 20 Year Media. 20 Year Media’s technology system aggregates consumer demand for movies and uses this data to match and deliver content across platforms in order to maximize revenues.