With the rise in streaming video entertainment, every filmmaker everywhere, independent filmmaker, student filmmaker, and major studios are releasing films to streaming platforms faster than ever. As such, the competition for viewership on these platforms has increased. With Amazon Prime’s open upload format, the competition to have your film viewed is even more fierce than a more select opportunity that a platform like Netflix, Hulu, or Apple TV might provide. So, how do you, a filmmaker, get your film seen when there are so many films in the sea? Two options. You can either become remarkably good at marketing and spend 8 months to a year promoting your own film and developing interest and spend an ample budget or you can hire a distribution company to work all that out for you, keeping in mind, there may be some contractual red flags you’ll want to be aware of and even hire a film industry lawyer to look anything over before you sign anything related to your hard work.
If you are actively looking for a distribution company for your film, Magnolia Pictures may be one worth considering. Here is a little bit of history and some of their current/recent projects.
###What is Magnolia Pictures?
Magnolia Pictures is a leading independent film distribution company that has been around for about 20 years. Magnolia Pictures is the theatrical and home entertainment distribution branch of the Wagner/Cuban Companies.
###Who owns Magnolia Pictures?
Bill Banowsky founded Magnolia Pictures in 2001, at the beginning of his career in the film industry. Eamonn Bowles is the current president of Magnolia Pictures.
###What are some of Magnolia Picture’s recent works?
Mayday is an action fantasy film, written and directed by Karen Cinorre. Mayday premiered at the 2021 Sundance Film Festival on January 31, 2021. It stars Grace Van Patten, Mia Goth, Juliette Lewis, Soko and Havana Rose Liu.
Held was directed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. The film follows A couple whose ailing marriage gets put to the test when they are held hostage in an isolated vacation rental by an unseen voice that commands their every move and threatens harm if they don't obey.
##A Glitch in the Matrix
A Glitch in the Matrix was directed by Rodney Ascher, produced by Ross M. Dinerstein, and executive produced by Colin Frederick, Rodney Ascher, Ross Girard, David Carrico, and Adam Paulsen. A Glitch in the Matrix travels down the rabbit hole of science, philosophy, and conspiracy theory. The film uses contemporary cultural touchstones like “The Matrix” and interviews with real people to ask the question of whether simulation theory is not science fiction but fact.
##A Taste of Hunger
A Taste of Hunger was directed by Christoffer Boe. A Taste of Hunger follows a couple’s sacrifice to get a coveted Michelin star for their popular restaurant in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Kusama Infinity follows the life of an artist, Yayoi Kusama, who battles sexism and racism while rising to fame in America during the 1960s. Watch as her life transitions from a conservative upbringing in Japan to her eventual placement in a mental institution.
Bad Reputation was written and edited by Joel Marcus and directed by Kevin Kerslake. Bad Reputation follows the life and career of rock ‘n’ roll icon Joan Jett.
Swan Song was written and directed by Todd Stephens and stars Udo Kier, Jennifer Coolidge, Linda Evans, Michael Urie, Ira Hawkins, and Stephanie McVay. Swan Song follows a retired hairdresser who escapes his small-town nursing home to style a dying former client’s hair for the last time, her dying wish.
##The Evil Next Door
The Evil Next Door is a Swedish mystery/horror film that was written and directed by Oskar Mellander. The Evil Next Door is about a family who moves into a new house in a new neighborhood. When their young son begins talking about his new friends who live next door, the parents become aware of a terrible secret it holds.
##Riders of Justice
Riders of Justice was directed by Anders Thomas Jensen and it follows a man (Markus) who is forced to return home, after being deployed, to care for his teenage daughter when his wife is killed in a train accident. Not long after, a survivor of the accident emerges and claims that the “accident” wasn’t an accident at all. Markus then goes on a mission to discover the truth and make those responsible for his wife’s murder answer for what they’ve done.
Yakuza Princess was directed by Vicente Amorim and has been adapted from the graphic novel “Shiro” by Danilo Beyruth. Yakuza Princess is an action thriller that stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Masumi. The film is set in a large Japanese community in Sao Paulo, Brazi and follows an orphan who discovers she is the heiress to half of the Yakuza crime syndicate.
###Magnolia Pictures Contact Info
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