Re: [Videolib] FW: ICARUS FILMS ACQUIRES FANLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

From: Jesse Epstein <epstein.jesse@gmail.com>
Date: Tue Oct 06 2009 - 18:59:02 PDT

Pretty exciting news. Sounds like a good fit.
Regards,
Jesse

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On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 4:57 PM, Jonathan Miller <jmiller@icarusfilms.com>wrote:
>  excuse my breach of list serv etiquette but i can't help myself this
> time.
> (won't happen again!)
>  JM
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> *From:* Gary Crowdus [mailto:gary@icarusfilms.com]
> *Sent:* Tuesday, October 06, 2009 4:53 PM
> *To:* iw@indiewire.com
> *Subject:* ICARUS FILMS ACQUIRES FANLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
>
>  October 6, 2009
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> For Immediate Release
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> For further information, contact Gary Crowdus
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> at gary@icarusfilms.com, or phone (800) 876-1710
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> *ICARUS FILMS *
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> *ACQUIRES*
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> *FANLIGHT PRODUCTIONS*
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> Jonathan Miller, President of Icarus Films, and Ben Achtenberg, President
> of Fanlight Productions, jointly announced today their agreement for Icarus
> Films to acquire Fanlight Productions and its collection of 350
> award-winning health care and mental health films, videos and DVDs.
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> Achtenberg, President and founder of Fanlight Productions in 1980, and
> producer of many films, including *Code Grey: Ethical Dilemmas in Nursing*(an Academy Award nominee in 1985 for Best Documentary Short Subject), has
> decided to devote his future efforts entirely to production, and to
> discontinue the company’s distribution activities.
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> Miller, President of Icarus Films, a leading distributor of documentaries
> since 1978, was eager to take on the distribution of Fanlight Productions’
> prestigious collection of health care titles, which deal with a wide variety
> of issues, including public health, gerontology, death and dying, mental
> health, disabilities, parenting and childbirth, gender and sexuality, and
> psychology.
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> “The Fanlight Productions collection is a natural complement to the Icarus
> Films library of social issue documentaries,” explained Miller, “and will
> represent an important expansion of our own collection in these academic and
> professional disciplines. In fact, the merger of these two collections of
> critically acclaimed, award-winning films now arguably comprises the
> preeminent library of documentary films, particularly independently produced
> documentary films, in North America.”
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> “Icarus Films is a company that is about as close to Fanlight in style and
> spirit,” Achtenberg has commented, “as it is possible to be. I couldn’t
> imagine a better ‘home’ for the films and filmmakers in the Fanlight
> collection.”
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> Miller added, “Many people—at least in the film world—are talking about the
> ‘crisis’ in independent and specialty film distribution. But from our
> standpoint this is an exciting time to be expanding and evolving our
> company. After the successful launch last year of our new home video DVD
> label, we are now excited to be able to demonstrate our continuing
> dedication to more specialized non-theatrical markets. Independent
> documentaries are not just one thing, or for only one audience, they are
> many things, and deserve a distributor that can deliver each film to its
> most appropriate and receptive audience and community.”
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> And at a time when these vital issues, including prospects for the most
> significant reform in public health care policy in decades, dominate the
> national debate, the newly expanded Icarus Films collection represents a
> major new audio-visual resource for patients and their families, health care
> professionals, scholars, and all concerned citizens.
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> Visit the Fanlight Productions <http://www.fanlight.com/> Website here
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> Visit the Icarus Films <http://icarusfilms.com/> Website here
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> See the Icarus Films’ New Releases Listings<http://icarusfilms.com/new.html>,
> including 14 new Fanlight titles, here
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> #   #
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> And you can follow Icarus films on Twitter<http://twitter.com/IcarusFilms>here!
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> preservation, and use of current and evolving video formats in libraries and
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> between libraries,educational institutions, and video producers and
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-- 
Jesse Epstein
http://www.JesseDocs.com
Watch 34x25x36 on P.O.V. Site:
http://www.pbs.org/pov/34x25x36/

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