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Neon, the distribution company from Tom Quinn and founder of Alamo Drafthouse Tim League, has partnered with Blumhouse Production for the horror house’s distribution label, BH Tilt.
Founded in 2014, BH Tilt has focused on the acquisition, marketing and distribution of microbudget genre movies. They have released eight movies, including The Belko Experiment and Lowriders, all with Universal’s OTL Releasing.
Under the new partnership, Neon and Blumhouse will manage BH Tilt together.
“Tom is known throughout the industry for his leadership in pushing forward new strategies for alternative distribution, and Tim is a savvy entrepreneur who built the most beloved indie cinema chain in America. They’ve also carved out an impressive track record discovering and supporting some of today’s top genre filmmakers,” said Blumhouse head Jason Blum.
“Our partnership marks a milestone in the industry in which we’ve decided to join forces with a common commitment to create the premier genre label. We couldn’t be more excited about what this means for the future of genre films and fans,” added Quinn and League in a joint statement.
Neon has made its presence known at this year’s festivals. The fledgling company first made a splash at Sundance, acquiring indies Ingrid Goes West and Beach Rats. The first feature released under the label, Anne Hathaway’s Colossal, grossed $3 million in a very limited release. At Cannes, Neon partnered with Vice to acquire Harmony Korine’s new movie for U.S. distribution.
The new Blumhouse partnership was announced in time for TIFF, which officially begins today.
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