Newmarket Films

Newmarket Films, LLC was an American privately owned independent film production and distribution company and a former film distribution subsidiary of Newmarket Capital Group. The company produced such films as The Mexican, Cruel Intentions, and the Christopher Nolan films Memento and The Prestige. Newmarket distributed, in North America, such films as The Passion of the Christ, Whale Rider, Monster, Donnie Darko, and God Grew Tired of Us.

Newmarket Films, LLC
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryMotion pictures
Founded1994
FateFilm library acquired by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
Headquarters,
United States
ParentExclusive Media (AMBI Group)
Websitenewmarketfilms.com

HistoryEdit

Newmarket Capital Group was founded in 1994 by Chris Ball and William Tyrer, with the company's executive team made up of Chris Calhoon, Rene Cogan, John Crye and Robert Fyvolent. The company was originally launched as a film financing company. Newmarket financed and produced films that had "break-out potential" and finance as small as $2 million and as large as $20 million.[1] While financing and producing Memento, the company had trouble trying to find a distribution deal. Producer Aaron Ryder, who brought the film to Newmarket, decided to distribute it as a one-off project under Newmarket Films. Memento was a critical and commercial success, thus leading Newmarket Films to become a full theatrical distribution company.[2]

Newmarket Films was acquired by Exclusive Media Group (which eventually became Exclusive Media) in 2009.[3][4] In 2010, Newmarket made a deal with Lionsgate Home Entertainment to become the exclusive home entertainment distributor for Newmarket's film library.[5] Later that year, Chris Ball left the company to form the distribution company Wrekin Hill Entertainment; Rene Cogan and John Crye joined him.[6] Exclusive Media then sold its own film library, including the Newmarket library, to AMBI Group in 2015.[7]

FilmographyEdit

As distributor
Release date Title
March 2, 2001 The Mexican
March 13, 2001 Cruel Intentions 2
March 16, 2001 Memento
May 11, 2001 The King Is Alive
October 22, 2001 Donnie Darko
January 13, 2002 Stark Raving Mad
April 9, 2002 The Skulls II
October 18, 2002 Real Women Have Curves
February 21, 2003 Open Hearts
March 14, 2003 Spun
April 18, 2003 Lilya 4-ever
June 6, 2003 Whale Rider
December 17, 2003 Monster
February 25, 2004 The Passion of the Christ
March 23, 2004 The Skulls III
May 25, 2004 Cruel Intentions 3
August 16, 2004 Stander
September 24, 2004 Silver City
October 15, 2004 P.S.
December 10, 2004 The Green Butchers
December 24, 2004 The Woodsman
February 2, 2005 Daybreak
February 18, 2005 Downfall
April 8, 2005 A Hole in My Heart
June 3, 2005 Rock School
August 5, 2005 The Chumscrubber
January 27, 2006 Tristram Shandy: A Cock & Bull Story
October 20, 2006 The Prestige
October 27, 2006 Death of a President
January 12, 2007 God Grew Tired of Us
August 31, 2007 The Nines
April 11, 2008 Prom Night
January 22, 2010 Creation
May 28, 2010 Agora
October 21, 2010 The Last Play at Shea
December 29, 2010 The Way Back
May 13, 2011 Hesher
As financier/producer

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Coe, Michelle (1 April 2001). "Newmarket Capital Group - Independent Magazine". Independent Magazine. Retrieved 1 Apr 2001.
  2. ^ "Distributor FAQ: Newmarket Films". Independent Magazine. 2002-12-01. Retrieved 2019-08-16.
  3. ^ "EMG Acquires Newmarket Films". TheWrap. 6 November 2009.
  4. ^ Kilday, Gregg. "Exclusive Media Group Rebrands Itself as Exclusive Media". The Hollywood Reporter.
  5. ^ "LIONSGATE AND EXCLUSIVE MEDIA GROUP'S NEWMARKET FILMS ENTER INTO HOME ENTERTAINMENT DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT ENCOMPASSING DVD, BLU-RAY, DIGITAL DELIVERY, TELEVISION, AND VOD". investors.lionsgate.com. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "Co-founder Chris Ball exits Newmarket Films". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 16, 2018.
  7. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (4 September 2015). "Exclusive Media Group Library Sold To AMBI Group". Deadline.