Level 33 plans to distribute 12 titles

Encino-based indie nabs 'Aaah! Zombies!!,' 'Blues'

A new Encino-based indie plans to acquire and distribute a dozen home entertainment titles during the next 12 months.

Level 33 Entertainment plans to offer "great profits to filmmakers and film investors than typically realized by traditional distribution arrangements for independent motion pictures," the company said Thursday.

"We see a tremendous opportunity in the entertainment-distribution marketplace to supply original content across all home and digital platforms," said Level 33 executive vp Sheldon Brigman, formerly of Ventura Distribution and Spy Filmz.

Key to its marketing will be creating "fan communities," the indie said.

The company has acquired the horror pic "Aaah! Zombies!!," starring Matthew Davis (the CW's "The Vamprie Diaries"), and the crime thriller "Blues," starring Sydney Tamiia Poitier ("Death Proof"), for home entertainment release in August and September, respectively.

"Level 33 is committed to creating awareness for the films we distribute by engaging with existing and potential fans in unique and compelling ways," Brigman said. "Genre movies and movies targeting specific audiences are ideal prospects for mobilizing fan support of this new content."