New Yorker Films
is an independent film
distribution company founded by Daniel Talbot
in 1965. It started as an extension of his Manhattan
movie house, the New Yorker Theater, founded 1960,
after a film's producer would not allow for a movie's single booking.
It went out of business in 2009 and was revived the next year with its acquisition by Aladdin Distribution.
"Chan Is Missing", 1981
Ownership by Madstone Films and Aladdin Distribution LLC
In 2002, New Yorker Films was acquired by Madstone Films. On February 23, 2009, New Yorker Films posted a notice on its Web site announcing it had gone out of business. An e-mail from company vice president José Lopez, published on the IndieWire news site, confirmed that the company's demise was the result of its parent company's defaulting on a loan.
In February 2010, a year after it ceased operations, it was announced that Aladdin Distribution LLC, headed by Christopher Harbonville and David Raphel, had acquired the company and its library. Former vice president José Lopez was named president, and New Yorker Films officially restarted operations on March 8, 2010.
Since the revival, its acquisitions have included My Dog Tulip
, Turn Me On, Dammit!
, and the re-release of Jacques Rivette's classic Celine and Julie Go Boating
End of the company
As of February 2018, the Official Company website NewYorkerFilms.com only has a placeholder image, and many of its DVDs have been out of print for at least a year.
- ^ Talbot, D., ed. (1966) Film: an Anthology; paper-bound ed. Berkeley: University of California Press; p. 405
- ^ "Talbot paved way for indie industry". Variety. April 21, 2009. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016.
- ^ Talbot was the editor of Film: an Anthology; Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959 LCCN 59-11203
- ^ a b c d "About_us". Archived from the original on 2008-01-26. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
- ^ Eugene Hernandez (February 23, 2009). "End of the Road for New Yorker Films, Legendary Distributor of 'Difficult' Cinema". IndieWire. Archived from the original on October 18, 2011. Retrieved 2016-05-14.
- ^ McNary, Dave (9 February 2010). "Aladdin buys New Yorker Films library". Archived from the original on 12 February 2018.
- ^ Thompson, Anne (21 March 2012). "New Yorker Films Back in Action with Norwegian Coming-of-Age Sex Comedy 'Turn Me On, Dammit'". Archived from the original on 31 October 2012.
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