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Sundance ’13: Gravitas nabs “Sound City” for VoD

LA-based Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide VoD rights to Dave Grohl's documentary Sound City (pictured), which features interviews with artists including Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and Trent Reznor.
January 15, 2013

LA-based Gravitas Ventures has acquired worldwide VoD rights to Dave Grohl’s documentary Sound City (pictured), which features interviews with artists including Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and Trent Reznor.

The Foo Fighters frontman’s doc tells the story of the titular recording studio via interviews and performances by musicians who made their careers there.

After its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival this Friday (January 18), Sound City will bow worldwide via cable, satellite, telco, online, hotel, and airline VoD operators on February. Simultaneously, the film will be released theatrically in North American by Variance Films.

“The production, direction, and iconic stars in this documentary are all top-notch,” said Gravitas Ventures president Michael Murphy.

“The film undoubtedly appeals to a worldwide VoD audience.┬áDave and his team have been incredibly supportive collaborating on this distribution strategy – it’s been aggressive and truly independent.”

Check out the trailer for Sound City below:

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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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