ThinkFilm vets David Hudakoc and Michael Baker have launched levelFILM, an indie distribution company that gets off the ground with a deal for North American rights to the Chen Kaige-directed Caught In The Web. Baker and Hudakoc will make the acquisitions for a company that plans to distribute ten to twelve titles per year, both theatricals and multi-platform.
“It’s an exciting time to be in this business”, commented Hudakoc, who is Managing Partner and will oversee distribution and marketing for levelFILM. “The market changes so quickly and continuously that we see an opportunity for an experienced, nimble and quick-to-act partner to provide producers and rights holders with quality execution to bring their films to audiences across all platforms.”
Said Baker: “ThinkFilm afforded both Dave and I a tremendous amount of experience and allowed us to work on an incredible number of outstanding films,” added Baker. “We are confident in the opportunity that now exists to leverage traditional tactics with the advantages of new digital partners and bring a great story to a broader audience in this market, starting with Caught in the Web.” (more…)