July 17, 2012
For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Colin Beckett
Jonathan Miller, President of Icarus Films, and Karin Chien, President of dGenerate Films, announced today that Icarus Films has acquired the exclusive distribution rights to dGenerate Films’ collection of award-winning, contemporary independent films from China.
acquires distribution rights to
the dGENERATE FILMS collection
In operation since 2008, dGenerate Films has established itself as the leading distributor of Chinese independent film in North America. Their catalog of auteur-driven work spans over 40 documentaries and fiction feature films, and reflects their mission to provide audiences with uncompromised views of China from Chinese independent filmmakers. dGenerate Films has helped introduce China’s current vanguard of digitally-driven filmmakers to audiences worldwide.
Icarus Films, established in 1978, is a leading distributor of documentary and art films in North America. With a catalog of more than 1000 titles, it distributes films ranging from the 350 titles in The Fanlight Collection dedicated to healthcare issues, to landmark creative documentaries by master filmmakers such as Chantal Akerman, Chris Marker, Patricio Guzmán, Heddy Honigmann, Marcel Ophuls, and Peter Watkins, and works by the artists Fischli and Weiss.
President and Founder of dGenerate Films Karin Chien said she has been “seeking the right partner to expand the reach and scope of the dGenerate Films collection, and allow us to continue our co-production and consulting activity. Working with Icarus Films, with their resources and deep distribution, marketing, and sales experience, together we’ll be able to achieve that goal.We’re thrilled and honored to be joining the Icarus Films family.”
President of Icarus Films Jonathan Miller added that he was particularly glad that with this partnership “dGenerate Films will continue to expand its relationships in China and help us bring the best of contemporary Chinese independent cinema to North America.”
The dGenerate collection will continue as a label distributed by Icarus Films. It is anticipated that at least five new films will be released each year. Fiction feature films will become a specialized label released by Icarus Films Home Video, while documentaries will be integrated with Icarus Films’ established non-theatrical channels and collections, where Icarus Films is already a leading distributor of documentary films from and about Asia. The new films will be released to all markets, from theatrical through television, non-theatrical, and home entertainment, including online.
For more information, on dGenerate Films, visit http://www.dgeneratefilms.com.
For more information on Icarus Films, visit: www.IcarusFilms.com
Icarus Films Home Video is at: http://HomeVideo.IcarusFilms.com
Brent Quan Hall
Vice President, Marketing & Operations
Manager, Marketing & Publicity