Criterion and IFC

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#801 Post by doh286 » Sat May 20, 2017 1:33 pm


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Re: Criterion and IFC

#802 Post by ianungstad » Thu May 25, 2017 11:39 am

IFC has picked up the rights to the new Lars Von Trier film The House that Jack Built.

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#803 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:11 pm

IFC has picked up the rights to Paul Dano's directorial debut Wildlife. Dano is a big Criterion fan and I'm sure they will be happy to release the eventual blu.

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#804 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:44 pm

Not sure if Criterion wants to do anything more with the Beales but IFC has picked up the rights to the documentary That Summer at the Berlin film festival from Swedish director Göran Hugo Olsson (The Black Power Mixtape); which is a found footage film that uses footage from 4 reels shot by the Maysles that were previously considered lost and footage shot by Andy Warhol of Little Edie hanging out with the Studio 54 crowd. (and a few other sources)

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#805 Post by ianungstad » Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:08 pm

AMC Networks (Parent company of IFC Films) just made an offer today to buy RLJ Entertainment. (formerly Image Entertainment)

The sale of The Weinstein Company has fallen apart and the company is expected to file for bankruptcy. Once that happens the film library should transfer to AMC Networks. I wonder if they'll just rebrand all the Weinstein titles under IFC Films; IFC Midnight; Sundance Selects; etc.

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#806 Post by FrauBlucher » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:01 am

The story says TWC will still manage the library. That probably is not a favorable development for Criterion to pick up some titles.

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#807 Post by Ribs » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:22 am

Plus whatever existant agreement TWC has with Lionsgate are probably going to remain valid for the duration of their contract anyway; why make unnescessary work by signing something new just because filing for bankruptcy could potentially allow either side to opt out?

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Re: Criterion and IFC

#808 Post by ianungstad » Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:11 am

AMC purchased the 200 Weinstein Company titles in 2015. The Weinstein Company HAS been managing them since then. Now that their toast is why I think the titles will transition to AMC.

They might stick at Lionsgate for awhile but the only reason Lionsgate has those titles currently is because they bought out the TWC's share of Starz (which includes the now defunct Anchor Bay) The distribution deal Lionsgate inherited from Anchor Bay is probably winding down sooner rather than later.

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