Fathom Events Secures Master Distribution Agreement with New Global Independent Film Distributor 1091
Companies Join Forces to Secure and Distribute Top Tier Content to U.S. Movie Theaters
DENVER – April 9, 2019 – Fathom Events announced today it has entered into a multi-year master distribution agreement with global independent film distributor 1091, formerly known as The Orchard. Under the agreement, 1091 and Fathom will work to curate and distribute compelling content, including sports and action/adventure films, to cinemas across the United States.
1091 is global commercial distribution company for independent film and television content creators. The new company invests in technology, new delivery options and business intelligence that will offer superior levels of transparency for its clients.
In 2018, the two companies partnered to distribute the highly successful titles “Andy Irons: Kissed By God,” featuring 3-time world champion surfer Andy Irons, and the acclaimed climbing documentary “The Dawn Wall.” The first title planned for distribution under this agreement will be “Heavy Water,” the big wave surfing documentary directed by Michael Oblowitz and produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge entertainment.
“We are excited to team with 1091 to bring audiences the best in sports and action/adventure content. Our cinema network unites passionate enthusiasts for almost any content and 1091 has the ability to deliver what sporting fans want to see on the big screen,” said Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt. “We look forward to continuing our successful partnership with the team at 1091.”
“This agreement provides us with a powerful distribution network to continue to bring exciting action sports content to the big screen,” said Danny Grant SVP, Film and Strategic Partnerships at 1091. “The Fathom team excels at eventising, promoting and distributing our unique content to build the biggest audiences and create momentum for a strong downstream pipeline.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with theater locations in all top 100 DMAs® (Designated Market Areas) and ranks as one of the largest overall theater content distributors. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC); Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK); and Regal Cinemas, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group (LSE: CINE.L), Fathom Events offers a variety of unique entertainment events in movie theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top Broadway stage productions, major sporting events, epic concerts, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events and popular anime franchises. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live Digital Broadcast Network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to more than 1,000 locations and 1,578 screens in 181 DMAs. The company also provides corporations a compelling national footprint for hosting employee meetings, customer rewards events and new product launches. For more information, visit www.FathomEvents.com.
1091 is a global commercial distribution platform for independent film and television content creators, with an intent to invest in technology and business intelligence. 1091 Media and its principals are growth investors who also lead Dimensional Associates, the private equity arm of JDS Capital Management, Inc. From 2003-2015, they owned a variety of media companies through Dimensional, including The Orchard and Dimensional Music Publishing. 1091’s content is available in more than 90 territories worldwide and features 4,000 titles in its library, including the leading action sports catalogue. 1091’s film releases include BIRDS OF PASSAGE, WE THE ANIMALS, THE HERO, the Pedro Almodovar-produced EL ANGEL, AMERICAN ANIMALS, and BPM (Beats Per Minute) as well as Academy Award®-nominated documentaries CARTEL LAND and LIFE, ANIMATED; and Taika Waititi’s HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE and WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS. Upcoming releases include Werner Herzog's MEETING GORBACHEV and HALSTON. For more information on 1091 Media, please visit, www.1091media.com.
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