Lorber, Hidden Treasures pair for new firm


Lorber Media and Hidden Treasures Prods. have merged operations to form Lorber HT Digital, headed by CEO Richard Lorber. The company will acquire "secular spirituality" documentaries and distribute them via digital delivery, direct-to-consumer DVD Web sales and retail video outlets. The new company also will acquire projects with broader rights for TV and international licensing as well as pursue co-production opportunities. Hidden Treasures will continue to operate as the new venture's nonfiction production arm. Lorber will remain president of the separately run indie distributor Koch Lorber Films.