IDFA ’15: Submarine, NonStop form distrib label

NonStop Submarine will distribute at least 10 to 15 titles per year theatrically and across TV and digital platforms in Scandinavia, the Baltics and Benelux. (Pictured: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict)
November 25, 2015

Submarine Entertainment and Stockholm-based distributor NonStop Entertainment are launching a documentary distribution label called NonStop Submarine.

The new company will distribute at least 10 to 15 titles year across Scandinavia, the Baltics and Benelux, including Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Holland, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands.

Films will be released theatrically and across digital, DVD, TV and streaming platforms. The deal also includes a first-look option for Submarine’s fiction slate.

Doc titles covered under the deal include Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict, (pictured) Burden, Sneakerheadz, Welcome to Leith, the Hedy Lamarr doc Heady Days and Mavis!

“Scandinavian audiences are among the most sophisticated in the world and doc crazy,” said Submarine’s David Koh, Dan Braun and Josh Braun in a statement. “And we look forward to supplying great films, stories and human voices from around the world by great directors as we help to expand the doc market in Scandinavia with NonStop and worldwide.”

“We’re delighted that one of the first steps we take as a newly reborn independent player is to solidify our relationship with Submarine,” added NonStop CEO Jakob Abrahamsson.

In the past, Submarine and NonStop have collaborated on docs such as Dior & I, Bill Cunningham New York, Nas: Time Is Illmatic, Searching For Sugar Man and Cutie & The Boxer.

The news follows Submarine’s announcement that it has teamed up with UK distributor Dogwoof to acquire the U.S. domestic and worldwide rights to Sherpa director Jennifer Peedom’s next project, Mountain.


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