FilmDistrict

FilmDistrict Distribution LLC. was an American independent[1] motion picture company based in Los Angeles. It specialized in acquisitions, distribution, production, and financing. It was founded in September 2010 by Peter Schlessel in partnership with Graham King and Timothy Headington.[1]

FilmDistrict Distribution LLC.
TypePrivate
IndustryFilm
FoundedAugust 2010; 12 years ago (2010-08)[1]
FounderGraham King
Timothy Headington
Peter Schlessel
Bob Berney
Defunct2014; 8 years ago (2014)
FateMerged into Focus Features
SuccessorFocus Features (label of Gramercy Pictures in 2015)
Headquarters1540 2nd Street
Suite 200
Los Angeles, California, USA
Key people
Peter Schlessel (CEO)
Adrian Alperovich (COO)
Christine Birch (President of Marketing)
Jim Orr (President of Distribution)
Lia Buman (EVP of Acquisitions)
Bob Berney (President of Theatrical Distribution)
ProductsMotion pictures
ServicesFilm production
Film distribution
Film financing
OwnerComcast (2013-2014)
Content Partners (2020-present)
Number of employees
45
ParentFocus Features
(NBCUniversal Film and Entertainment)
(NBCUniversal)
(ultimately owned by Comcast, 2013-2014)
WebsiteFilmDistrict.com

FilmDistrict's releases were distributed by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment for home media, with the exception of Red Dawn, which was released on DVD by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. FilmDistrict was merged into Focus Features in 2014. Soul Surfer, Looper, Evil Dead and Pompeii were retained by TriStar Pictures after 2014.


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