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FilmDistrict opens High Top

The standalone subsidiary and boutique distributor will provide theatrical booking services to independent producers.

High Top Releasing will provide distribution-for-hire services including sales, in-theatre marketing and print control support, film rental negotiation and collection capabilities to independent producers who bring their own p&a.

Such distribution titles will remain distinct from FilmDistrict and revenues will remain separate from the parent company’s box office revenue share.

I’m In Love With A Church Girl will open in association with Mission Pictures Releasing and stars rapper Ja Rule, Adrianne Bailon and Michael Madsen.

The inaugural slate includes The Ultimate Life, a sequel to The Ultimate Gift, starring Peter Fonda, Logan Bartholemew , Bill Cobbs, Lee Meriwhether and Ali Hillis.

“The FilmDistrict business plan, which calls for the release of six to nine films a year, leaves us capable of providing additional theatrical distribution services,” said FilmDistrict CEO Peter Schlessel. “We are proud to be able to support independent producers and assist these movies in their theatrical release.”

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