Syndicado acquires slate of films for Canada and other territories, including festival favorite Stop the Pounding Heart from Doc and Film of Paris, France
(September 9, 2014 – Toronto, Canada) Syndicado is pleased to announce the acquisition of a slate of new films from Doc and Film, including writer-director Robert Minervini’s three indies Stop the Pounding Heart, Low Tide and The Passage. The deal includes a number of other documentaries and features for VOD, with Stop the Pounding Heart planned for theatrical release in Canada.
The new acquisition follows Syndicado’s recent move into theatrical releasing in both the US and Canada, while entrenching its position in VOD internationally.
“We’re delighted to further our relationship with Doc and Film for both narrative films and docs, as they continue to attract talented filmmakers under their banner. Minervini’s close up docu style in all three of his rural Texas shot pics coupled with his light directorial hand with talent drew us to this trilogy’esque series.” said Greg Rubidge, President of Syndicado. “Bringing great indie films to the theatre and major VOD outlets worldwide is what we love and we’re proud to be able to release these titles and more with Doc and Film.”
The deal includes all rights in Canada for Minervini’s films, plus digital for other English speaking territories ex-USA. Rounding out their existing partnership, Syndicado adds seven more documentaries for VOD/SVOD across all major English markets.
“We’ve seen great traction through a lot of hard work and innovation from Syndicado since our initial partnership, and we’re delighted to extend our deal for more documentary titles as well as supporting their new theatrical direction,” says Daniela Elstner, President of Doc and Film International. “VOD is a growth area for us that compliments our successful growth in TV and distribution sales.”
About Syndicado Inc.
A digital aggregator and distributor of feature films, documentaries and TV programming on digital platforms as well as cable VOD to 100M+ households in North America. Syndicado partners with traditional distributors, producers and sales agents to manage all aspects of digital distribution, strategy and marketing, with the leading digital service providers in North America and Europe. The company’s expertise and unique business model allows distributors and other rights holders a cost effective strategy to fully exploit emerging digital opportunities. President Greg Rubidge is also the founder of the new documentary film VOD site – ilovedocs.com
About Doc & Film International
Based in Paris, France and handling International Sales of Feature Films & Documentaries, Doc & Film International deals with a catalogue of more than 800 titles. We are attending all major markets and festivals around the globe in order to ensure maximum international exposure for our films. Backed by a worldwide network of television stations and film distributors, we give all our films the best chance to reach the audience.