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Bleecker Street is an American film distribution company based in New York City. The company was named after 65 Bleecker Street, the street address of Andrew Karpen's prior company Focus Features.[2]

Bleecker Street
Private
IndustryEntertainment
FoundedAugust 2014 (2014-08)
FounderAndrew Karpen
Headquarters
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
  • Andrew Karpen (CEO)
  • Jack Foley (President of Distribution)
  • Myles Bender (President of Marketing & Creative Advertising)
  • Tyler DiNapoli (President of Marketing, Media & Research)
  • Kent Sanderson (President of Acquisitions & Ancillary Distribution)[1]
ProductsMotion Pictures
ServicesFilm distribution
Number of employees
21 (January 2018) [2]
Websitewww.bleeckerstreetmedia.com

HistoryEdit

Bleecker Street was formed in August 2014 by CEO Andrew Karpen, who is the former co-CEO of Focus Features, with backing from Manoj Bhargava.[3] With the announcement of the company's formation, Bleecker had indicated an exclusive U.S. distribution output deal with Shivani Rawat's ShivHans Pictures, effective immediately. Initial plans have the distributor releasing three to five pictures in 2015 and expanding from there.[4] Karpen hired four former Focus Feature employees as presidents in September 2014.[1] At the September 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Bleecker Street made its first film deal for Pawn Sacrifice's North American rights.[5]

In January 2015 at Sundance Film Festival, Bleecker Street made its first acquisition of worldwide rights with the purchase of Brett Haley's I'll See You In My Dreams[6] At the same time, the company signed a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.[7] Later in the month, the company signed a multi-year Canadian distribution deal with Elevation Pictures starting with Danny Collins.[8] Bleecker Street followed that up with an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Amazon Prime.[9]

In 2019, Bleecker Street partnered with Hulu on a new output deal granting Hulu exclusive SVOD rights to all upcoming Bleecker Street theatrical films. The first film to hit the streaming service in Fall 2019 is [[Hotel Mumbai].[10]

Distribution libraryEdit

Film Released Notes
Danny Collins March 20, 2015
I'll See You In My Dreams May 15, 2015
Pawn Sacrifice September 16, 2015
Beasts of No Nation October 16, 2015 co-distribution with Netflix
Trumbo November 6, 2015
Eye in the Sky[11] March 11, 2016
Elvis & Nixon April 22, 2016 co-distribution with Amazon Studios[12]
Captain Fantastic July 8, 2016
Anthropoid August 12, 2016
Denial September 30, 2016
Paterson December 28, 2016 co-distribution with Amazon Studios
The Last Word[11] March 3, 2017
The Lost City of Z April 14, 2017 co-distribution with Amazon Studios
Megan Leavey[11] June 9, 2017
Logan Lucky August 18, 2017
Breathe October 13, 2017
The Man Who Invented Christmas November 22, 2017
Nostalgia February 16, 2018
Unsane March 23, 2018
Beirut April 11, 2018
Disobedience April 27, 2018
On Chesil Beach May 18, 2018
Leave No Trace June 29, 2018
McQueen July 20, 2018
Papillon August 24, 2018
Colette September 21, 2018
What They Had October 12, 2018
Arctic February 1, 2019
Hotel Mumbai March 22, 2019 co-distribution with ShivHans Pictures[13]
Teen Spirit April 12, 2019
The Tomorrow Man May 22, 2019
The Art of Self-Defense July 12, 2019
Brian Banks August 9, 2019
Ordinary Love
Molly 2020
Dream Horse 2020
Wild Mountain Thyme
Military Wives 2020

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Team, The Deadline (September 4, 2014). "Andrew Karpen's Bleecker Street Bulks Up With Four New Hires". Deadline. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  2. ^ a b Siegel, Tatiana (January 18, 2018). "Bleecker Street CEO on Sundance Post-Weinstein and the Future of Indie Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  3. ^ Fleming, Mike (2014-08-13). "Ex-Focus Co-CEO Andrew Karpen Launches Bleecker Street". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  4. ^ Cheney,, Alexandra (August 13, 2014). "Ex-Focus Features Chief Launches Distribution Company". Variety. Retrieved August 25, 2014.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ Fleming, Jr, Mike (September 10, 2014). "Toronto: Bleecker Street Makes First Big Deal For Chess Match Pic 'Pawn Sacrifice'". Deadline. Penske Business Media. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  6. ^ Fleming, Mike (2015-01-31). "'I'll See You In My Dreams' Acquired By Bleecker Street At Sundance". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-18.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (January 22, 2015). "Bleecker Street Signs with Universal for Home Entertainment". Variety. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  8. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 20, 2015). "Bleecker Street Pacts With Canada's Elevation Pictures". Deadline. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  9. ^ Lang, Brent (March 31, 2015). "Amazon, Bleecker Street Sign Streaming Distribution Pact". Variety. Retrieved July 18, 2018.
  10. ^ "Hulu, Bleecker Street Ink Multiyear Output Deal". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2019-08-05.
  11. ^ a b c Brent Lang (2016-03-02). "Bleecker Street Scores With Small Films Like 'Captain Fantastic'". Variety. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  12. ^ Jaafar, Ali (2015-06-23). "Amazon Teaming Up With Bleecker Street To Acquire 'Elvis + Nixon'". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-07-19.
  13. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (August 22, 2018). "'Hotel Mumbai', The Former Weinstein Movie, Scores Bleecker Street & ShivHans Deal Ahead Of Toronto Premiere". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved April 1, 2019.

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