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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Blue Ice Group have announce that 8 African film projects have been chosen to receive a total of $103,000 in development and production grants from the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund in its sixth… Continue Reading → »
The venture has bought six entertainment companies and their combined libraries for $104m, creating content hubs in Los Angeles, London, Toronto and New York.
Content Media Corporation is one of six content companies in the deal. Kew Media Group has acquired each one entirely. The other companies are Architect Films, Bristow Global Media, Frantic Films Corporation, Media Headquarters Film & Television, and Our House Media.
It is understood Content remains unaffected heading into Berlin, where sales titles include recent Sundance premiere Cries From Syria (pictured).
Content’s management team will stay in place under CEO John Schmidt, who joins the Kew board. CFO Geoff Webb will also serve as Kew’s CFO and head of legal and business affairs Erick Kwak will assume the same role at Kew.
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The announcement was made at the Discovery Channel’s Reception which also celebrated the world premiere of Discovery Impact’s “Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” by Susan Froemke and John Hoffman and honored Sundance Institute’s The New Climate.“Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman” by Susan Froemke and John Hoffman
John Hoffman, Executive Vice President of Documentaries and Specials, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel, announced filmmaker Laura Nix (“The Yes Men are Revolting”) as the second Sundance Institute | Discovery Impact Fellow at Discovery Channel’s 2017 Sundance Film Festival reception.
“Laura has established herself as an exciting voice in the documentary film world by telling stories of people working to change the way we think about our environment,” says Hoffman. “Her innovative work chronicling the crusades of ‘The Yes Men’ was thoroughly enjoyable, and we are thrilled to support her as she continues on with other films, including her current project on teenage »
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