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Thank you Pete Hammond!  A Preferred Content Executive Produced By - please go catch it in a theatre.  Its playing now!
05/10/2015
'Ride' Review: Helen Hunt Catches The Indie Wave & Stands Tall

Thank you Pete Hammond! A Preferred Content Executive Produced By - please go catch it in a theatre. Its playing now!

For me one of the real discoveries of the 2015 movie year to date is the heartfelt independent Ride written and directed by Helen Hunt. She also stars as an overprotective mother (with reasons slow...

This Sundance 2015 acquisition will be in a theatre and available to you soon!
05/10/2015
Bleecker Street Acquires 'I'll See You In My Dreams' - Sundance

This Sundance 2015 acquisition will be in a theatre and available to you soon!

UPDATE: This deal, which hit mid- to high-six figures I'm told, is in the books. Release below. EXCLUSIVE: In a fitting climax to one of the most vibrant deal-heavy Sundance Film Festivals in memor...

Look for Mitch Dickman - he directed ROLLING PAPERS!
05/10/2015
Variety's 10 Documakers To Watch

Look for Mitch Dickman - he directed ROLLING PAPERS!

Common threads From music to weed, war, guns and cannibal cops, Variety’s first 10 Documakers to Watch list testifies to genre’s range.

More deals from SXSW.
05/10/2015
Alchemy Twists Up Deal For 'Rolling Papers' At SXSW

More deals from SXSW.

Alchemy has made its second deal at Austin today, scoring worldwide rights to the documentary Rolling Papers. Director Mitch Dickman’s film centers on Ricardo Baca, who became the country's first p...

We love Lizzie!  Congratulations to our filmmaker Sara Bordo.
05/10/2015
SXSW Winner 'Lizzie Velasquez' Acquired by Cinedigm

We love Lizzie! Congratulations to our filmmaker Sara Bordo.

Cinedigm has acquired North American theatrical, digital and home entertainment distribution rights to the documentary "A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story." The documentary premiered last mo...

Congratulations to our clients Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd for their quality documentary CROCODILE GENNADIY and for bei...
05/10/2015
Tribeca Sale: The Orchard Acquires N.A. Rights To Docu 'Crocodile Gennadiy'

Congratulations to our clients Steve Hoover and Danny Yourd for their quality documentary CROCODILE GENNADIY and for being the first film sold at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

EXCLUSIVE: Following its premiere at Tribeca, the Animal Media Group documentary Crocodile Gennadiy has been acquired by The Orchard, which picked up North American rights to the Steve Hoover-direc...

Thank you IndieWire for naming Preferred Content as one of the top independent sales agents for feature length documenta...
05/10/2015
Reality Checks: How Tribeca Became a Major Documentary Festival

Thank you IndieWire for naming Preferred Content as one of the top independent sales agents for feature length documentaries.

While it may have a rough time competing for narrative features, Tribeca has become a significant marketplace for non-fiction films. Here's why.

WATCH & SHARE.  Thank you.
02/11/2014
Pilot [HD]

WATCH & SHARE. Thank you.

Pilot [HD]

Preferred Content is proud to be representing this year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary.
01/26/2014
Rich Hill: Sundance Review

Preferred Content is proud to be representing this year's Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner for Best Documentary.

PARK CITY – This is a reality show that doesn’t feature horny bimbos, but rather the “real” reality of survival in the heartland. Filmmakers Tracy Droz Tragos and Andrew Droz Palermo have conveyed the hardship and isolation of three teenaged boys in a dirt-water area of Missouri.

City Room Creative does it again.
07/13/2013
Only God Forgives - Movie Trailers - iTunes

City Room Creative does it again.

Julian (Ryan Gosling), a respected figure in the criminal underworld of Bangkok, runs a Thai boxing club and smuggling ring with his brother Billy. Billy is suddenly murdered and their crime lord matriarch, Crystal (Kristin Scott Thomas) arrives from London to bring back the body. When Jenna forces…

From our sister company CITY ROOM CREATIVE ...
07/07/2013
Cutie and the Boxer - Movie Trailers - iTunes

From our sister company CITY ROOM CREATIVE ...

Once a rising star in the ‘70s New York art scene, 80-year-old “boxing” painter Ushio Shinohara hopes to reinvigorate his career as he preps for his latest show. His wife, and de facto assistant, Noriko, seeks her own recognition through her “Cutie” illustrations, which depict their chaotic, yet sus...

Belated news from the Tribeca Film Festival.  MR. JONES finds his home at Anchor Bay.
07/07/2013
Anchor Bay Harbors Tribeca Title 'Mr. Jones'

Belated news from the Tribeca Film Festival. MR. JONES finds his home at Anchor Bay.

Day Two of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival brings news of a second title picked up for distribution, with Anchor Bay snagging North American rights to horror outing "Mr. Jones" the day before its wo...

07/07/2013
CHASING BEAUTY TRAILER LOGO

Our Executive Produced By documentary CHASING BEAUTY has been a hit on iTunes!

Chasing Beauty provides a rare glimpse into the dark side of the intriguing and complex world of modeling. The documentary features interviews with supermode...

Our Executive Produced By project secures international distribution from Myriad Pictures.
07/07/2013
Myriad takes Fishes to Cannes

Our Executive Produced By project secures international distribution from Myriad Pictures.

EXCLUSIVE: Kirk D’Amico’s Santa Monica-based financing, production and sales company has acquired international rights to Emanuel And The Truth About Fishes starring Jessica Biel and will screen in Cannes.

Our Executive Produced By project premieres at Sundance and sells to Tribeca Film.
07/07/2013
Tribeca Film and Well Go Acquire 'Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes'

Our Executive Produced By project premieres at Sundance and sells to Tribeca Film.

Tribeca Film and Well Go USA Entertainment have co-acquired North American rights to Francesca Gregorini’s psychological thriller Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes. The film stars Jessica Biel, Kaya Scodelario, Alfred Molina and Frances O'Connor. Writer-director Gregorini produced the 2013 Sundance...

IndieWire includes Managing Partner Kevin Iwashina on their first annual list of Influencers.
06/18/2013
Kevin Iwashina | Filmmakers, Film Industry, Film Festivals, Awards & Movie Reviews | Indiewire

IndieWire includes Managing Partner Kevin Iwashina on their first annual list of Influencers.

Since Kevin Iwashina left CAA in late 2009, he's become a respected film sales agent in his own right ("Jiro Dreams of Sushi," "Emanuel and the Truth about Fishes," "Little Birds"), has logged a dozen producing credits and, with partner Ross Dinerstein, oversees five companies that make up Preferred...

Chris Kelly discusses JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, Fandor and Kevin Iwashina on Bloomberg TV.
04/28/2012
Angel Investor Kelly on `Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

Chris Kelly discusses JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI, Fandor and Kevin Iwashina on Bloomberg TV.

April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Chris Kelly, former chief privacy officer at Facebook Inc. and a venture capitalist, talks about his investment in the 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and his investment strategy in mobile and social media. Kelly speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television...

Our investor Chris Kelly talks sushi on Bloomberg TV.
04/28/2012
Angel Investor Kelly on `Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

Our investor Chris Kelly talks sushi on Bloomberg TV.

April 27 (Bloomberg) -- Chris Kelly, former chief privacy officer at Facebook Inc. and a venture capitalist, talks about his investment in the 2011 documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi" and his investment strategy in mobile and social media. Kelly speaks with Deirdre Bolton on Bloomberg Television...

Our Sundance 2011 film LITTLE BIRDS is coming to theatres this summer.  Preferred Content Managing Partner Kevin Iwashin...
04/05/2012
Little Birds - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Our Sundance 2011 film LITTLE BIRDS is coming to theatres this summer. Preferred Content Managing Partner Kevin Iwashina executive produced. Enjoy the trailer by our affiliate company City Room Creative.

15 year-old Lily and her best friend Alison live on the shores of the Salton Sea among rundown trailers parks, rotting household items, drained pools and decaying streets. What was once an oasis for the wealthy and famous has become a near ghost town, leaving its residents fighting for breath in the...

EW review.
03/26/2012
Movie Review: Jiro Dreams Of Sushi | EW.com

EW review.

What's the greatest sushi restaurant in the world? According to many in Japan (not to mention the Michelin Guide), it's a modest little hole-in-the-wall sushi…

The LA Times LIKES "JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI".  Please go buy your ticket in LA at the Nuart or in New York at the IFC Cente...
03/18/2012
Movie review: 'Jiro Dreams of Sushi'

The LA Times LIKES "JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI". Please go buy your ticket in LA at the Nuart or in New York at the IFC Center or Lincoln Plaza on Sunday.

"Jiro Dreams of Sushi" is as elegant and tasty as the splendid sushi prepared by the man in the title, and that is saying a lot.

100% from Rotten Tomatoes.
03/08/2012
Jiro Dreams of Sushi

100% from Rotten Tomatoes.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its

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03/08/2012

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THE PACTS sells to IFC.
01/30/2012
Sundance 2012: IFC Midnight buys 'The Pact'

THE PACTS sells to IFC.

IFC Midnight on Thursday acquired the North American distribution rights to "The Pact," a horror film written and directed by Nicholas McCarthy that premiered this week at the Sundance Film Festival.

The Divide - Movie Trailers - iTunes
01/15/2012
The Divide - Movie Trailers - iTunes

The Divide - Movie Trailers - iTunes

In this graphic and violent, post-apocalyptic thriller, nine strangers--all tenants of a New York high rise apartment--escape a nuclear attack by hiding out in the building's bunker-like basement. Trapped for days underground with no hope for rescue, and only unspeakable horrors awaiting them on the...

THE DIVIDE gets reviewed by the LA Times.
01/15/2012
Movie review: 'The Divide'

THE DIVIDE gets reviewed by the LA Times.

In the new film "The Divide," a small group of people find themselves taking shelter in the sprawling basement of their New York City apartment building following a nuclear attack. Without a clear idea of what things might be like outside, or even who is attacking, they dig in for the long haul,...

THE DIVIDE gets reviewed by the NY Times.
01/15/2012
‘The Divide,’ Directed by Xavier Gens - Review

THE DIVIDE gets reviewed by the NY Times.

Residents of a New York apartment building who escape to the basement during a nuclear attack find not sanctuary but a nightmare of mental and physical depravity in “The Divide.”

THE DIVIDE opens on Friday 13 January 2012.  Reserve your ticket NOW.
01/02/2012
The Divide

THE DIVIDE opens on Friday 13 January 2012. Reserve your ticket NOW.

Check out The Divide at Fandango.com. Read reviews, watch trailers, find showtimes, and buy tickets.

Kat Coiro Set To Direct ‘Here Lies Bridget’
12/15/2011
Kat Coiro Set To Direct ‘Here Lies Bridget’

Kat Coiro Set To Direct ‘Here Lies Bridget’

EXCLUSIVE: Kat Coiro has been set to direct Here Lies Bridget, an adaptation of the Paige Harbison novel. Galgos Entertainment is putting the project together. Coiro directed L!fe Happens, which stars Kate Bosworth, Rachel Bilson and Krysten Ritter. That film premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festiv...

Our first documentary due in theatres in March 2012.  Please view out trailer on iTunes created by our partner company C...
12/09/2011
Jiro Dreams of Sushi - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Our first documentary due in theatres in March 2012. Please view out trailer on iTunes created by our partner company City Room Creative.

JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI is the story of 85 year-old Jiro Ono, considered by many to be the world's greatest sushi chef. He is the proprietor of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant inauspiciously located in a Tokyo subway station. Despite its humble appearances, it is the first restaurant...

Our film THE PACT will premiere in the Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section.
12/02/2011
Delusional Teenagers and Other Sundance Offerings

Our film THE PACT will premiere in the Sundance Film Festival Midnight Section.

The Sundance Film Festival releases lineups for the 2012 edition's Midnight, Spotlight, Next and New Frontier sections.

LITTLE BIRDS wants to be LIKED.
11/21/2011
Little Birds Movie

LITTLE BIRDS wants to be LIKED.

Elgin James' film Little Birds is a mesmerizing coming-of-age story of two girls trying to escape the monstrosities of their lives by the Salton Sea. Stars Juno Temple, Kay Panabaker, Leslie Mann, Kate Bosworth, Carlos Pena Jr., Kyle Gallner and Chris Coy

JESS + MOSS wants to be LIKED.
11/21/2011
JESS + MOSS

JESS + MOSS wants to be LIKED.

Jess, age 18 (Sarah Hagan) and Moss, age 12 (Austin Vickers) are second cousins in the dark-fire tobacco fields of rural Western Kentucky. Without immediate families that they can relate to, and lacking friends their own age, they only have each other. Over the course of a summer they venture on a journey exploring deep secrets and hopes of a future while being confronted with fears of isolation, abandonment and an unknown tomorrow.

Our subsidiary company City Room Creative is becoming prolific.
11/20/2011
Another Happy Day - Movie Trailers - iTunes

Our subsidiary company City Room Creative is becoming prolific.

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival's prestigious Screenwriting Award, ANOTHER HAPPY DAY is the feature film debut of writer and director Sam Levinson. The film is a powerful, darkly comic story of a woman struggling to find her place in a volatile family dynamic and features an outstanding ensem...

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