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FilmRise raises $50M in acquisition financing

Distributor FilmRise has raised $50 million in acquisition financing in the past year. The Brooklyn-based company, which released Amy Berg‘s Janis: Little Girl Blue (pictured) and Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and ...
October 5, 2016

Distributor FilmRise has raised $50 million in acquisition financing in the past year.

The Brooklyn-based company, which released Amy Berg‘s Janis: Little Girl Blue (pictured) and Alex Gibney’s Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief, recently raised $27 million led by Harlan Capital Partners that will go toward the acquisition of film and TV titles.

Since 2015, Harlan Capital Partners has been the lead source of financing for FilmRise.

Other doc titles in its catalog include Reset, The Witness, Holy Hell, National Bird, The Bad Kids, Mike Nichols: American Masters, Landfill Harmonic and the TV series Forensic Files.

Last fall, the company raise more than $25 million for acquisitions and licensing and, earlier this year, FilmRise recruited Content Media Corporation as its sales arm outside North America.

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