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FilmRise acquires Kevin Burke’s “24X36″

New York-based film and television sales agent FilmRise has secured the worldwide distribution rights to Kevin Burke’s 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters. The film explores the lost art of movie ...
November 22, 2016

New York-based film and television sales agent FilmRise has secured the worldwide distribution rights to Kevin Burke’s 24X36: A Movie About Movie Posters.

The film explores the lost art of movie poster illustration through the recollections of the filmmakers, collectors, historians, artists and curators committed to keeping the tradition alive.

Interviews featured in the film include such renowned illustrators as David Byrd, Roger Kastel, Jason Edmiston, Gary Pullin, Justin Erickson, Paige Reynolds and Laurent Durieux.

24X36, whichheld its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas, was produced by Kevin Burke, Graham Lee, Andrea Butler, Richard Chan and Snowfort Pictures’ David Lawson.

Executive producers include Travis Stevens, Stephanie Trepanier, Wendy Donnan, Matthew Chojnacki, Jared Dobbs and Mike Gregory.

The distributor will release the documentary on all major digital platforms, as well as DVD and Blu-ray in 2017. 

The deal was negotiated between FilmRise’s CEO Danny Fisher, and VP of acquisitions Max Einhorn with Snowfort Pictures’ Travis Stevens. 

24X36 is a love letter to the generations of artists and collectors who have carried on one of Hollywood’s oldest traditions,” said Fisher in a statement.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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