Signature and FrightFest team up for new FrightFest Presents partnership
James R | On 01, May 2018
Signature Entertainment and FrightFest have inked a deal to continue the horror film festival’s signature label, FrightFest Presents.
The thriving banner first began in 2016, combining the horror festival’s tastes with the reach of online video to bring a curated selection of titles to genre fans where they can most easily discover it. The label first began as a two-year initiative with Icon Film Distribution, but this week, FrightFest and Signature have inked an agreement to expand the label.
Launched in 2011, Signature Entertainment is the UK’s number one independent film distribution company. The team combines film expertise with a fresh commercial outlook and has become one of the most prominent players in day-and-date distribution, regularly bringing quality films to audiences in cinemas and at home. Signature has released over 700 titles into the UK market since inception, including Beyond Skyline, starring Frank Grillo and Iko Uwais, Jungle, starring Daniel Radcliffe and, most recently, The Titan, starring Sam Worthington. Signature’s upcoming theatrical slate includes David Tennant’s Bad Samaritan, Steve Coogan’s Ideal Home and Jon Hamm’s Beirut.
Through the distributor’s established network of partners, selected FrightFest endorsed films will be made available across physical, digital and TV/SVOD platforms in the UK and Ireland, with each release enjoying the collective backing of Signature and FrightFest across marketing, PR and social channels.
Paul McEvoy, Co-Director of FrightFest comments: “We’re delighted to be joining forces with Signature, who have always passionately supported FrightFest and understood our mission to open up new audiences to horror and fantasy, a genre which already has a clear, devoted and dedicated fan base. With Signature as our new partner, we very much look forward to releasing the cutting edge of next generation genre releases.”
Jon Bourdillon, Signature’s COO, adds: “We are truly thrilled to be partnering with FrightFest. The combination of their expert knowledge and contacts in the genre and our outstanding commercial relationships makes this a winning partnership. With horror fans increasingly flocking to the FrightFest brand, together we can make it easier than ever to consume the FrightFest endorsed movies at home.”
The label’s new slate of acquired titles will be announced soon. For previous releases, reviews and interviews from the FrightFest Presents label, click here.