Bleecker Street (company)
Number of employees
|21 (January 2018) |
Bleecker Street was formed in August 2014 by CEO Andrew Karpen, who is the former co-CEO of Focus Features, with backing from Manoj Bhargava. With the announcement of the company's formation, Bleecker had indicated an exclusive U.S. distribution output deal with Shivani Rawat's ShivHans Pictures, effective immediately. Initial plans have the distributor releasing three to five pictures in 2015 and expanding from there. Karpen hired four former Focus Feature employees as presidents in September 2014. At the September 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, Bleecker Street made its first film deal for Pawn Sacrifice's North American rights.
In January 2015 at Sundance Film Festival, Bleecker Street made its first acquisition of worldwide rights with the purchase of Brett Haley's I'll See You In My Dreams At the same time, the company signed a multi-year home entertainment distribution deal with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. Later in the month, the company signed a multi-year Canadian distribution deal with Elevation Pictures starting with Danny Collins. Bleecker Street followed that up with an exclusive multi-year licensing agreement with Amazon Prime.
In 2019, Bleecker Street partnered with Hulu on a new output deal granting Hulu exclusive SVOD rights to all upcoming Bleecker Street theatrical films. The first film to hit the streaming service in Fall 2019 is Hotel Mumbai.
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|March 20, 2015||Danny Collins|
|May 15, 2015||I'll See You In My Dreams|
|September 16, 2015||Pawn Sacrifice|
|October 16, 2015||Beasts of No Nation||co-distribution with Netflix|
|November 6, 2015||Trumbo|
|March 11, 2016||Eye in the Sky|
|April 22, 2016||Elvis & Nixon||co-distribution with Amazon Studios|
|July 8, 2016||Captain Fantastic|
|August 12, 2016||Anthropoid|
|September 30, 2016||Denial|
|December 28, 2016||Paterson||co-distribution with Amazon Studios|
|March 3, 2017||The Last Word|
|April 14, 2017||The Lost City of Z||co-distribution with Amazon Studios|
|June 9, 2017||Megan Leavey|
|August 18, 2017||Logan Lucky|
|October 13, 2017||Breathe|
|November 22, 2017||The Man Who Invented Christmas|
|February 16, 2018||Nostalgia|
|March 23, 2018||Unsane|
|April 11, 2018||Beirut|
|April 27, 2018||Disobedience|
|May 18, 2018||On Chesil Beach|
|June 29, 2018||Leave No Trace|
|July 20, 2018||McQueen|
|August 24, 2018||Papillon|
|September 21, 2018||Colette|
|October 12, 2018||What They Had|
|February 1, 2019||Arctic|
|March 22, 2019||Hotel Mumbai||co-distribution with ShivHans Pictures|
|April 12, 2019||Teen Spirit||co-distribution with LD Entertainment|
|May 22, 2019||The Tomorrow Man|
|July 12, 2019||The Art of Self-Defense|
|August 9, 2019||Brian Banks|
|January 31, 2020||The Assistant|
|February 14, 2020||Ordinary Love|
|March 13, 2020||The Roads Not Taken|
|May 22, 2020||Military Wives|
|September 16, 2020||The Secrets We Keep|
|October 2, 2020||Save Yourselves!|
|December 11, 2020||Wild Mountain Thyme|
|January 29, 2021||Supernova|
|2022||Mr. Malcolm's List|
|TBA||Untitled Mike Leigh project|
|TBA||The World to Come|
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