KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION Assembles Massive Slate of New Projects Ahead of AFM
TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 31, 2018--Leading global distributor KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION (“KMD”), part of KEW MEDIA GROUP INC. (“KEW MEDIA” or the “Company”) (TSX:KEW and KEW.WT), will introduce a diverse slate of projects at the upcoming American Film Market (AFM) in Los Angeles, with KMD representing international sales rights. Feature documentaries added to the KMD slate include: Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes, presented by KEW’s partner, Jigsaw Production, along with Baird Films, and was produced by A&E Indie Films and Impact Partners; Margaret Atwood: Encounters; and documentaries on music icons Prince, Mr. Nelson: On the North Side, and Chaka Khan in Chaka Khan: Keep on Holdin’ On. KMD will also be selling a slate of drama projects at AFM.
Jonathan Ford, EVP of Sales at KMD, said, “As always, quality, diversity, and universality are top priorities for us when assembling our slate. It’s about being in touch with content wishes of audiences around the world and finding the films that connect. These new films are simply great stories that resonate brilliantly on screen – and that’s welcomed assurance for us and our distribution partners that audiences will embrace them amidst an increasingly crowded content marketplace.”
Documentary Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes deftly fuses the personal, the political and the just plain surreal as it charts the origin, rise and downfall of Fox News Chairman and CEO Roger Ailes. Variously called a bulldog, a kingmaker, and the Ernest Hemingway of campaign advisors, Ailes was the wizard of Oz. But he collected talent like dolls, and became consumed by paranoia about his own personal security. The film is directed by Alexis Bloom ( Bright Lights Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds ), who also produced the film with Will Cohen ( Dirty Money ). The film had its world premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival.
Mr. Nelson: On the North Side is a documentary on music icon Prince, directed by Michael J. Kirk ( Find Your Groove ). In a mixed race neighbourhood during the Civil Rights movement, Prince found security, musical opportunities and encouragement at a local community centre called ‘The Way.’ This influence, coupled with the culture and music of the era, gave Prince his passion for music and performance. In this film, Prince’s mentor Spike Moss, explains the origin and influences that shaped Prince’s musical skills. Musical icons such as Chuck D, Macy Gray and Chaka Khan recount stories of Prince and how his unique creative form inspired them. His fans share personal experiences of his social media connections and private performances at Paisley Park. Producers are Daniel D’or and Michael J.Kirk.
Chaka Khan: Keep on Holdin’ On is a fascinating story detailing 10-time Grammy Award winner Chaka Khan’s time as a civil rights activist and member of the Black Panther movement.
Margaret Atwood: Encounters, an intimate and revelatory film by Nancy Lang & Peter Raymont of White Pine Pictures, follows Atwood (author of The Handmaid’s Tale ) and her partner, author & activist Graeme Gibson, pursuing their eclectic passions.
About KEW MEDIA GROUP INC.
KEW MEDIA GROUP is a leading publicly-listed content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Companies included in the KEW family are the production companies: Architect Films, Awesome, Bristow Global Media, Collins Avenue Productions, Essential Media Group, 4East Media, Frantic Films, Jigsaw Productions, Media Headquarters, Our House Media, Sienna Films and Spirit Digital Media; and the distribution companies: Kew Media Distribution and TCB Media Rights.
With primary offices in London, Los Angeles, New York, Sydney and Toronto, the KEW MEDIA GROUP companies develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of content every year, as well as distribute a library of more than 13,000 hours, to almost every available viewing platform internationally. KEW aspires to offer great content from all over the world to viewers of all ages and tastes. The Company promotes transparency, equality, respect, and inclusiveness and plans to grow with the benefit of people from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
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