Revolver Entertainment

Revolver Entertainment is a film distributor in the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. Justin Marciano founded it in 1997 in the UK and Revolver UK entered administration in April 2013. Justin's brother, Seb Marciano formed Revolver Entertainment LLC, a US company based in Los Angeles, California in 2007.[1] Revolver US is still successfully operating independently of Revolver UK.

Revolver Entertainment
Founded1997; 26 years ago (1997) in London, England
FounderJustin Marciano
DefunctApril 22, 2013; 10 years ago (2013-04-22) (UK Branch Only)
Area served
United Kingdom
United States
Key people
Justin Marciano (CEO)
Seb Marciano (President)
ServicesFilm distribution
Home video

History edit

Justin Marciano founded Revolver Entertainment in 1997 with a personal investment of £1,000.[2] It originally distributed home video titles and eventually grew to cinema release film distribution.[3]

In January 2013, Revolver Entertainment UK experienced layoffs.[4] In April 2013, amid rumors that the UK company had gone out of business,[5][6][7] it entered administration.[8]

In 2013, Revolver US released Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Mozart's The Magic Flute.[9] In 2014, Revolver US released Bhopal: A Prayer for Rain in cinemas, which stars Kal Penn, Mischa Barton, and Martin Sheen.[10] Also in 2014, Revolver US released Soulmate on VOD, which is produced by Neil Marshall[11]

In 2015, Revolver US released An Act of War on VOD, DVD, and on Netflix. The film was directed by Ryan M. Kennedy and produced by Atit Shah.

Releases edit

Revolver's Catalogue includes:

References edit

  1. ^ "Why Walmart Is Good for Indie Films". Homemediamagazine. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  2. ^ Mitchell, Wendy (7 March 2013). "Requiem for Revolver". Screen Daily. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  3. ^ Jaafar, Ali (16 November 2007). "U.K. distributors battle for niches". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  4. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (15 January 2013). "UK distributor Revolver sheds staff". Screen Daily. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  5. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy; Utichi, Joe (9 February 2013). "Amid Shifts In The UK Distribution Sector, What's Going On At Revolver?". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  6. ^ Mitchell, Robert (11 February 2013). "Revolver's fate in doubt as 'Liability' returned". Variety. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  7. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (5 March 2013). "Revolver office shut as company future in question". Screen Daily. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  8. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (22 April 2013). "Revolver enters administration". Screen Daily. Retrieved 27 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Kenneth Branagh Transforms Mozart's The Magic Flute Into A Cinematic Experience". 9 June 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Ben Kingsley, Brie Larson Head For 'Brooklyn Bridge'; Revolver Takes 'Bhopal' Disaster Drama". Deadline Hollywood. 16 September 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2015.
  11. ^ Rosser, Michael (10 September 2014). "Revolver Entertainment USA finds Soulmate for Halloween | News | Screen". Retrieved 2 April 2015.

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