FilmRise, the New York-based film and television studio and streaming network, and Urban Home Entertainment, one of the leading distributors of African American content, have entered into a North American distribution deal for over 60 programs for the FilmRise Streaming Network. The agreement gives FilmRise AVOD and FAST rights for its apps and FAST channels in the United States and Canada. The announcement was made jointly by Max Einhorn, Senior Vice President of Acquisitions and Co-Productions at FilmRise, and Barrett Dungey, CEO of Urban Home Entertainment.
The agreement includes over 60 films and series, including eight volumes of “Laffapalooza,” hosted by Academy Award-winner Jamie Foxx and featuring stand-up comedy acts such as Tracey Morgan, David Alan Grier, Sherri Shepherd, Loni Love, Kevin Hart, Cedric the Entertainer, Steve Harvey, and many more. Other titles featured in the deal include “Streets,” “Anchor Baby,” “Fatima’s Revenge,” “Big Black Comedy” (volumes 1-5), “A Beautiful Soul,” “Breathe,” and “The Urbans,” among other programs.
“As we continue to grow our global streaming network, it has been a major priority for us to super-serve diverse audiences. Urban Home Entertainment’s titles are high-quality programming starring incredible talent which we are excited to feature on multiple channels within the FilmRise Streaming Network, including our flagship FilmRise app, as well as FilmRise Comedy, FilmRise Black TV, FilmRise Free Movies apps and FAST channels, and more, giving the content much real estate and discoverability,” Max Einhorn commented.
“Having our programs on the FilmRise Streaming Network in the United States and Canada allows us to offer our titles for free to a wide and diverse audience. We are impressed with the vast reach FilmRise has maintained and continues to expand,” Barret Dungy added.