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“Mansome” lands on Netflix

Electus International and Netflix are making Morgan Spurlock's Mansome (pictured) available to subscribers in the U.S., UK and Canada, with Electus also partnering with Citysearch for a YouTube series.
September 20, 2012

Electus International and Netflix are making Morgan Spurlock’s doc Mansome available to subscribers in the U.S., UK and Canada, with Electus also partnering with Citysearch for a YouTube series.

As part of the exclusive deal between the global distribution arm of Ben Silverman’s multimedia studio Electus and the Internet subscription service, Netflix will make the male grooming-focused comedy doc (pictured) available on September 21.

The Netflix roll-out for Mansome is something the filmmaker hinted at in an earlier interview with realscreen, where Spurlock discussed his platform-agnostic approach to distribution for his work.

In addition, Netflix has also acquired the worldwide SVOD rights to the film, produced by Spurlock and DumbDumb co-founders Will Arnett, Jason Bateman and Electus founder Ben Silverman, on a non-exclusive basis.

The film had a world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April 2012, and had a limited theatrical release in May.

In other Electus news, the company’s food-centric YouTube channel HUNGRY has partnered with online local guide Citysearch to launch a web series, Hungry In…

Premiering on September 21, the series gives an insider look at some of America’s top restaurants, in the most interesting neighborhoods, from New York’s Hamburger Alley to Hyde Park in Austin, Texas. A new episode of Hungry In… will premiere every Friday after the web series launch.

“We recruited the best and most connected tastemakers from across America to become our Citysearch expert scouts,” said David Israel, director of content and community at Citysearch. “Our scouts have been eating their way through their cities for years and know their neighborhoods like nobody else in town. Hungry In… is a great vehicle to highlight their go-to local restaurant recommendations.”

A preview can be seen here.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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