Tribeca is getting into the film distribution game — again. The organization, founded by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Craig Hatkoff, is launching a film distribution label called Tribeca Films that aims to acquire and distribute independent films from across the festival circuit.
Tribeca Enterprises announced today that it is partnering with digital distribution company Giant Pictures on the label and will launch ahead of the Tribeca Film Festival this June. The label intends to acquire 25 titles per year from festivals like Sundance, Berlin, SXSW, Cannes, TIFF, and (of course) Tribeca.
It will kick off with six new films to be announced this spring, and the label is targeting feature-length narrative, documentary, and animated films with digital rights available for U.S. audiences.
This isn’t the first time Tribeca has gone down the road of digital film distribution. Tribeca has been investing in TVOD since 2010 and again in 2014 with an SVOD service that housed Lionsgate and Tribeca films. A rep for Tribeca clarifies to IndieWire that this iteration of Tribeca Films will focus specifically on independent festival films and that all films acquired will have access to the TVOD distribution infrastructure.
The label will also explore other digital distribution options for each project, including FAST channels. But as the market has changed and made it harder for filmmakers to find homes for their festival movies, even with so many more…
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