Former Radius-TWC founders and co-presidents Tom Quinn and Jason Janego are teaming with Alamo Drafthouse founder and CEO Tim League to form a new distribution label — and they have made a splashy first deal for their first release: Michael Moore’s latest documentary Where To Invade Next, one of the highest-profile pics at the just-wrapped Toronto Film Festival.
The new label, which does not have a name yet, said it will release the docu in December.
In August, Quinn and Janego exited their posts at The Weinstein Company-based multi-platform label they launched in 2011, shepherding hits like Snowpiercer and winning the docu Oscar for 20 Feet From Stardom. At the time of their announced exit, it was understood they were in early discussions with TWC to stake them in a Sony Pictures Classics-like distribution entity that focuses on theatrical releases with prestige films.
The pickup of Where To Invade Next kicks off the new venture; more details about the new venture will be revealed at a later date, the principals said today.
“Together with Michael Moore and his extraordinary new film we hope to remind Americans they have the inalienable right to laugh, especially in an election year,” Quinn and Janego said. “We’re thrilled about our new label and can’t think of a better film or filmmaker to launch with.”
Moore’s latest docu explores the current state of the nation and screens Friday at the New York Film Festival after bowing at Toronto.