EXCLUSIVE: Damon Sprint is partnering with Black-owned movie distribution firm Homestead Leisure to assist impartial filmmakers carry their content material to the plenty.
Beneath the phrases of the deal, Sprint—below his Dame Sprint Studios banner— will curate movie, TV, and digital content material for the partnership and Homestead will deal with the worldwide distribution for the movies acquired via the partnership.
Sprint co-founded Roc-a-Fella Information with Jay-Z and Kareem Burke within the ’90s and has since signed a few of Hip Hop’s seminal artists, together with Kanye West, developed and owned a number of main attire traces together with Rachel Roy, and written, directed, produced, and acted in a protracted record of Hollywood motion pictures and TV reveals. Sprint found Kevin Hart and produced Lee Daniels’s first two movies The Woodsman and Shadow Boxer.
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“I’ve all the time spoken concerning the significance of Black possession within the leisure business and the way Black companies should be concerned in each a part of the method in each the music and movie enterprise,” Dame Sprint Studios CEO, Dame Sprint, advised Deadline in an announcement.
“We’re thrilled to hitch forces with Homestead Leisure and its visionary management workforce,” he continued. “Homestead’s business experience together with its breadth of sources presents us an unparalleled alternative to develop our attain and additional our mission of figuring out, producing, and now distributing genuine content material from often-overlooked content material creators.”
The partnership will allow Dame Sprint Studios to leverage Homestead Leisure’s distribution capabilities, information, infrastructure, and relationships with exhibitors, networks, and streaming platforms. Homestead Leisure will leverage Dame Sprint Studios’s model, superstar profile, relationships with content material creators, social media following, and manufacturing capabilities to amass, create and promote new content material.
“Homestead was based on the premise that gifted filmmakers of colour are sometimes not offered with the identical alternatives to share their artwork with the world,” mentioned Sean Armstrong, Principal of Homestead Leisure. ”Dame Sprint is a legend within the leisure enterprise. He has an unimaginable monitor file of discovering and cultivating expertise who’ve grow to be family names, together with Kanye West, Kevin Hart, and Lee Daniels. Our partnership will enable us to additional amplify numerous voices. We’re wanting ahead to working with him and his workforce in buying, creating, and distributing nice movies.”
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