July 8, 2021
New York-based movie and television studio and streaming network FilmRise has acquired the digital distribution rights to 83 motion pictures from Gravitas Ventures. The deal, which was negotiated by Austin Goldfine, manager of content and specialty acquisitions at FilmRise, and Michael Murphy, president at Gravitas Ventures, gives FilmRise both domestic and international AVOD and SVOD rights to the movies in the library.
Gravitas Ventures is part of Red Arrow Studios, one of the world’s leading creators and distributors of entertainment content. Red Arrow Studios is comprised of 20 production companies in seven territories, including 10 companies based in the United States; digital studio, Studio71, based in six countries; and global film and TV distributors Red Arrow Studios International and Gravitas Ventures.
“Gravitas Ventures has a wonderful library of theatrical content that we are excited to share with streaming audiences,” Danny Fisher, CEO of FilmRise, said in a statement. “The impressive array of multi awarding winning talent featured in these films … from Jeremy Irons to Charlotte Rampling … make them must see movies for all film buffs.”
Gravitas titles include An Actor Prepares, starring Oscar, Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Jeremy Irons (Reversal of Fortune, “The Borgias”) and Matthew Modine (Full Metal Jacket, The Dark Knight Rises); Hannah, starring Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling (45 Years, Melancholia); Egg, starring Christina Hendricks (“Mad Men,” Ginger and Rosa), and All Summers End, starring Tye Sheridan (X-Men: Apocalypse, Ready Player One), Pablo Schreiber (13 Hours, “Orange Is the New Black,”) and Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart, “Justified”), among others.
FilmRise plans to offer these films to a range of digital platforms, including The Roku Channel, Tubi, Pluto TV and Peacock, among others, as well as its own FilmRise streaming network.