Liberation Entertainment announced today an agreement with RYKO Distribution for the exclusive distribution of all Liberation video releases in the US beginning October 1st. The new pact covers all catalog titles as well as new releases. Liberation Entertainment is an independently held visual content company that specializes in the production and worldwide sales & distribution of feature films and television.
“We view this new partnership as a perfect fit for both companies,” Liberation Chairman and CEO Jay Boberg stated, “and we are proud to be partnered with RYKO’s outstanding creative sales & marketing team and their long history of success.”
In making the announcement, Jim Cuomo, President, Ryko Distribution said, ““Ryko is excited to work with Liberation Entertainment and its diverse portfolio of television, film and special-interest video content. We look forward to supporting their releases with our national distribution and marketing resources.”
“I have had the pleasure of working with RYKO in the past, and am confident that their creativity and tenacity will be an asset to Liberation” said Sig Sigworth, Liberation’s Senior VP of Domestic Home Entertainment. “We look forward to working with a company that matches our enthusiasm for out of the box thinking and innovative marketing techniques.”
Launched in 2006, Liberation Entertainment offers over 300 film titles & 2500 hours of television in its international sales catalogue. Some of Liberation’s new theatrical acquisitions that will fall under the RYKO deal include “Eden” from the producers of “Once” and winner of the “Best Actress” award at the Tribeca Film Festival; “TOKYO!” from directors Michel Gondry, Leos Carax and Bong Joon-ho, and “Just Buried” starring Jay Baruchel (Tropic Thunder). Liberation Entertainment operates out of offices in Los Angeles and London.
About Liberation Entertainment
Launched in 2006 by influential media entrepreneur Jay Boberg, with the financial backing of media and communications private-equity firm Clarity Partners LP, Liberation Entertainment is an independently held visual content company that specializes in the production of, and worldwide sales & distribution of, feature films and television. The company, which operates out of offices in Los Angeles and London, offers over 300 film titles & 2500 hours of television in its international sales catalogue.
About Ryko Distribution
Ryko Distribution, an award-winning retail sales and marketing division, sells music and DVD releases from Rykodisc as well as third-party record and video labels, such as SPV, Oh Boy, Blix Street, Alligator, Bloodshot, Compass Records and Blue Underground. Ryko Distribution Filmworks has rapidly evolved into one of the preeminent distributors of DVD theatrical works.
Source: Ryko Distribution