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Type  Private
Area served  Worldwide
Founded  2010
Industry  Film & Television Distribution
Founders  Danny Fisher Jack Fisher Alan Klingenstein
Headquarters  New York City, New York, United States

FilmRise is a film acquisition and distribution company headed by producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein. Danny and Jack Fisher were the founders of the film and television company City Lights Media. Alan Klingenstein was formerly head of Filbert Steps Productions.


Originally known as Fisher Klingenstein Films, the FilmRise company acquires feature films, documentaries and television series for distribution in all media including theatrical release, television syndication, DVD sales, and digital distribution.

Theatrical releases

  • Back Door Channels: The Price of Peace (2009)
  • OC 87 (2012)
  • Janis: Little Girl Blue (2015)
  • Five Nights in Maine (2015)
  • Film and video acquisitions

    In July 2014, FilmRise announced the acquisition of U.S. digital and DVD distribution rights to the Showtime documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. It also acquired the digital distribution rights to the 1981 classic An American Werewolf in London, Deadly Blessing, the TV movie Grave Secrets, and the SyFy series Deals from the Darkside. In 2013, they also acquired an entire slate of 80s cult horror classic films for DVD and digital release.

    The company recently acquired U.S. digital distribution rights for the television show Forensic Files, and North America distribution rights to Hank and Asha, an independently produced romantric comedy which won the Audience Award at the 2013 Slamdance Film Festival. In January 2014, FilmRise acquired exclusive distribution rights from the Global Film Initiative to the Global Lens collection of 96 award-winning foreign language feature films from 38 nations. Also in 2014, FilmRise acquired the exclusive U.S. digital and DVD rights to The Nixon Interviews, interviews with President Richard Nixon done by journalist David Frost in March 1977.


    FilmRise Wikipedia

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