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FilmRise FilmRise is a new film acquisition and distribution company managed by veteran producer/financiers Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher and Alan Klingenstein.

FilmRise is actively distributing films and television series on DVD in major retail outlets including Walmart, on digital platforms such as Amazon Prime, Netflix Instant Watch, iTunes, Hulu, Vudu, xBox, Sony PlayStation and others, as well as releasing theatrically, making international sales and licensing to domestic television.

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Big news this morning in Variety The State of Texas vs. Melissa is now streaming on Hulu!This story could not be more ur...
04/15/2021
Hulu Acquires U.S. Rights to Tribeca Documentary ‘The State of Texas vs. Melissa’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Big news this morning in Variety The State of Texas vs. Melissa is now streaming on Hulu!

This story could not be more urgent as a woman's life currently hangs in the balance. Watch it tonight!

Hulu has acquired U.S streaming rights to Sabrina Van Tassel’s timely documentary “The State of Texas vs. Melissa” which was selected for Tribeca in 2020 and it has won a flurry o…

Exciting news! FilmRise and FirstLookTV have unveiled plans for Meet, Marry, Murder Hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg, a t...
04/12/2021
Michelle Trachtenberg to Host 'Meet, Marry, Murder' Docu-Series

Exciting news! FilmRise and FirstLookTV have unveiled plans for Meet, Marry, Murder Hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg, a true-crime docu-series that explores tragic love stories that lead to murder.

FilmRise and FirstLookTV have unveiled plans for Meet, Marry, Murder Hosted by Michelle Trachtenberg, a true-crime docu-series that explores tragic love stories that lead to murder.

The news is out! We have acquired BROKEN DIAMONDS for global distribution, starring Ben Platt, Lola Kirke and Yvette Nic...
03/31/2021
Black Label Media Drama ‘Broken Diamonds’, With Ben Platt & Lola Kirke, Gets Worldwide Deal

The news is out! We have acquired BROKEN DIAMONDS for global distribution, starring Ben Platt, Lola Kirke and Yvette Nicole Brown.

We're thrilled to be distributing this wonderful film, written by Steve Waverly and directed by Peter Sattler. (via Deadline Hollywood).

World premiering this week at Santa Barbara International Film Festival! #SBIFF

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based firm FilmRise has picked up global distribution rights to drama Broken Diamonds, starring Tony and Grammy-winner Benjamin Platt (Dear Evan Hansen), Lola Kirke (Mozart In T…

Today for #TransgenderDayOfVisibility we honor the accomplishments and victories of trans folks around the world, includ...
03/31/2021

Today for #TransgenderDayOfVisibility we honor the accomplishments and victories of trans folks around the world, including the amazing Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City and subject of Woman On Fire, out now on digital.

Today for #TransgenderDayOfVisibility we honor the accomplishments and victories of trans folks around the world, including the amazing Brooke Guinan, the first openly transgender firefighter in New York City and subject of Woman On Fire, out now on digital.

DRIVEWAYS was nominated for two #SpiritAwards and features a final performance by #BrianDennehy that critics are calling...
03/09/2021

DRIVEWAYS was nominated for two #SpiritAwards and features a final performance by #BrianDennehy that critics are calling "simply perfection" (Deadline). #FYC

DRIVEWAYS was nominated for two #SpiritAwards and features a final performance by #BrianDennehy that critics are calling "simply perfection" (Deadline). #FYC

We are so excited to announce that we have acquired the U.S. rights to the powerful, eye-opening film Beans The Film dir...
03/02/2021
Berlin Film Festival Drama ‘Beans’ Scores U.S. Deal With FilmRise — EFM

We are so excited to announce that we have acquired the U.S. rights to the powerful, eye-opening film Beans The Film directed by Tracey Deer. Deadline Hollywood has the news.

EXCLUSIVE: New York-based distributor FilmRise has struck a deal with sales firm WaZabi Films for U.S. rights to TIFF 2020 and Berlin 2021 drama Beans. The coming-of-age story about a twelve-year-o…

02/26/2021

Time to pre-order Lilly's Light: The Movie on iTunes! bit.ly/LillysLightiTunes

Congrats Driveways on being nominated for Best Unsung Film at the Galeca: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics #Do...
02/11/2021
2021 Dorian Film Awards Nominations: List of Nominees

Congrats Driveways on being nominated for Best Unsung Film at the Galeca: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics #DorianAwards!

A complete list of the nominations for the 2021 Dorian Film Awards from GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics.

Love to see a shoutout for Rewind Documentary in this new Variety piece about the Academy Awards!
01/29/2021
Oscar’s Best Picture Race Should Include a Documentary This Year

Love to see a shoutout for Rewind Documentary in this new Variety piece about the Academy Awards!

Is this the year a documentary finally gets a best picture Oscar nomination? When the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in 2009 expanded the top category to 10, then-prez Sid Ganis expr…

01/26/2021

His extraordinary career culminated in one of his most beautiful performances.

Brian Dennehy co-stars in Driveways, directed by Andrew Ahn, out now On Demand & Digital. #ForYourConsideration

DEEP in VOGUE "shows that not only is there an LGBT Ballroom scene outside of London, but also that it’s ****ing fierce....
01/19/2021
Asttina Mandella is Deep in Vogue: ‘Ballroom is my heart & soul. It’s my culture.’

DEEP in VOGUE "shows that not only is there an LGBT Ballroom scene outside of London, but also that it’s ****ing fierce." ✨👏

Watching the documentary Deep in Vogue, we were struck by two things. First that – damn Ballroom is big up north in the UK. Second that that Asttina Mandella will go far. And look here we are, our first interview of 2021 with the winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 Week 1. Boom. But today w...

Brian Dennehy in Driveways is one of the great performances of 2020, according to RogerEbert.com! "'Driveways' is a beau...
12/28/2020
The Great Performances of 2020 | Features | Roger Ebert

Brian Dennehy in Driveways is one of the great performances of 2020, according to RogerEbert.com!

"'Driveways' is a beautiful little movie, but it’ll always stand tall for gifting Dennehy with the kind of quietly stoic man he grew to American myth embodying."

Some of our favorite performances of 2020.

“It is possible that this is the kindest film ever made.” Driveways is #17 on The Film Stage’s list of the top films of ...
12/27/2020
The Film Stage’s Top 50 Films of 2020

“It is possible that this is the kindest film ever made.” Driveways is #17 on The Film Stage’s list of the top films of 2020! Watch it tonight On Demand & Digital + Showtime.

For our most comprehensive year-end feature we’re providing a cumulative look at The Film Stage’s favorite films of 2020. We’ve asked contributors to compile ten-best lists w…

Embrace the magic of #Christmas with seasonal classics like A Child’s Christmas in Wales and thrilling fantasy adventure...
12/24/2020

Embrace the magic of #Christmas with seasonal classics like A Child’s Christmas in Wales and thrilling fantasy adventures like #Hogfather. Watch free on FilmRise Family on #TheRokuChannel, #SamsungTVPlus, TiVo+, Redbox Free Live TV, and Vizio Free Channels.

12/23/2020
Driveways

Driveways

"We're all trying to get through the day."

As this challenging year comes to a close, we wanted to thank all of our supporters, critics and audiences alike, for treating us and our film with such warmth and kindness. You've made it all the easier to get through our days. As a token of our gratitude, we wanted to share this tribute video with some poignant thoughts from Brian Dennehy, shared from the set.

12/19/2020
Life in the Doghouse

Now live! Life in the Doghouse Q&A with Gloria Gaynor, Danny & Ron and director Ron Davis! https://www.facebook.com/LifeInTheDoghouseMovie/videos/877531529683560/

Join us for an exclusive Live Q&A following the screening of "Life in the Doghouse" to help raise money and awareness for animal rescue and Danny & Ron's Rescue! We will be joined by Danny and Ron, as well as some very special friends including the film's director Ron Davis and two-time Grammy-winning singer, Ms. Gloria Gaynor. Don't miss it!

Rewind Documentary
12/17/2020

Rewind Documentary

Rewind Documentary will grab a hold of you and not let go for days. Sometimes simply telling the truth is the greatest act of bravery. Watch now on demand: rewinddocumentary.com/watch

Driveways made it onto this list of the best performances of 2020! “Dennehy finds a lasting grace that adds monumental g...
12/16/2020
Best Film Performances of 2020 - Spectrum Culture

Driveways made it onto this list of the best performances of 2020!

“Dennehy finds a lasting grace that adds monumental gravity to his performance. In a final whopper of a scene, Dennehy lets it all out in one of the year’s best monologues, and it’s a swan song for the record books.”

These are our favorite film performances of 2020.

12/12/2020

Love dogs and supporting great causes? We have the perfect virtual event for you. Join us 12/19 for a virtual fundraiser for Danny & Ron's Rescue from Life in the Doghouse! Get tickets now to tune in from the safety of your home. http://Bit.ly/DoghouseFilmEvent

12/09/2020

Time to find out what has critics raving. Watch DEEP in VOGUE now on demand & digital!

DEEP in VOGUE is available now, darling! Get ready to dip, twirl and stunt with Manchester's legendary vogue icons.Here'...
12/08/2020

DEEP in VOGUE is available now, darling! Get ready to dip, twirl and stunt with Manchester's legendary vogue icons.
Here's a list of all the platforms where you can find this radiant, joyous film. http://filmrise.com/film/deep-in-vogue

“Quietly, achingly lovely” – LA TimesCatch Driveways this weekend, now on SHOWTIME.
12/04/2020

“Quietly, achingly lovely” – LA Times

Catch Driveways this weekend, now on SHOWTIME.

12/04/2020
Rewind Documentary

Rewind Documentary

Join the Q&A with Rewind Documentary filmmakers in conversation with Marilyn Ness.

12/03/2020
Exclusive Clip: 'Deep in Vogue' Takes You Inside the World of Ballroom

👏👏👏 The stars of the Manchester vogue / ballroom are taking over the US airways, and don't you dare try and stop them. ✨ Check out the DEEP in VOGUE exclusive clip on Entertainment Tonight and then get your tickets to the virtual premiere this Saturday 12/5!
🎟Bit.ly/DeepInVogueEvent

The doc follows a number of houses preparing to compete in the Manchester ICONS Ball.

“Driveways isn’t simply one of the late Brian Dennehy’s final performances—it’s also one of his finest.” raves EsquireNo...
12/02/2020
The Best Movies of 2020 (So Far)

“Driveways isn’t simply one of the late Brian Dennehy’s final performances—it’s also one of his finest.” raves Esquire

Now available on Showtime!

Most of these you can stream from home right now.

"It was really important to show the history of the ball... To show that they are doing something different here in Manc...
11/30/2020
Manchester Is Burning

"It was really important to show the history of the ball... To show that they are doing something different here in Manchester, but they are paying proper homage to the original scene in New York." Fantastic interview with DEEP in VOGUE filmmakers in Gay City News! https://www.gaycitynews.com/manchester-is-burning/

The Ballroom scene in Manchester, England, is the setting for Dennis Keighron-Foster and Amy Watson’s celebratory documentary “Deep in Vogue.” The hour-long film has various Mothers and other members of different Houses telling their stories.

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