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B-Side to close its doors

Distributor and marketer B-Side Entertainment will be closing its doors March 1, 2010, founder and CEO Chris Hyams announced this week via the company's blog. In the post, Hyams blames the 'lingering economic crisis' and 'ongoing upheaval in the film business' for effecting its investors' decision to stop funding the company. He also added: 'The timing is especially disappointing, as the past year has been our best ever. In 2009, we opened our New York office and launched a new distribution business, successfully releasing 8 films. We grew to 220 film festival partners worldwide and started off 2010 with our widely praised Sundance collaboration.'
February 25, 2010

Austin-based distributor and marketer B-Side Entertainment will be closing its doors March 1, 2010, founder and CEO Chris Hyams announced this week via the company’s blog. In the post, Hyams blames the ‘lingering economic crisis’ and ‘ongoing upheaval in the film business’ for effecting its investors’ decision to stop funding the company. He also added: ‘The timing is especially disappointing, as the past year has been our best ever. In 2009, we opened our New York office and launched a new distribution business, successfully releasing 8 films. We grew to 220 film festival partners worldwide and started off 2010 with our widely praised Sundance collaboration.’

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Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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