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Overture Films, LLC
Company typePrivate subsidiary company
IndustryMotion pictures
FoundedNovember 2006; 17 years ago (2006-11)
FoundersChris McGurk
Danny Rosett
DefunctOctober 2010; 13 years ago (October 2010)
FateMarketing and distribution sold to Relativity Media, library to Lionsgate (formerly Anchor Bay Entertainment)
HeadquartersBeverly Hills, California, United States

Overture Films was an American film production and distribution company and a subsidiary of Starz (then subsidiary of Liberty Media).[1][2] It was founded in November 2006 by Chris McGurk and Danny Rosett. Through its affiliated companies Anchor Bay Entertainment, Starz Entertainment Pay Channels, Starz Media, and Starz Play, Overture Films had made its films available worldwide to viewers across multiple platforms via their home video, premium television, and Internet distribution channels.

Although the studio had some minor critical successes with films like Sunshine Cleaning, Last Chance Harvey, Law Abiding Citizen, and The Men Who Stare At Goats, the company had happened to suffer poor box office returns, and Starz had closed the company in 2010,[3] even though rumors circulated early that year that it would be sold off.[4] Its marketing and distribution assets are now handled by Relativity Media.[1][2][5]

Released movies

Title Release date
Mad Money January 18, 2008
Sleepwalking March 14, 2008
The Visitor April 18, 2008
Henry Poole Is Here August 15, 2008
Traitor August 27, 2008
Righteous Kill September 12, 2008
Nothing Like the Holidays December 12, 2008
Last Chance Harvey January 16, 2009
Sunshine Cleaning March 27, 2009
Paper Heart August 7, 2009
Pandorum September 25, 2009
Capitalism: A Love Story October 2, 2009
Law Abiding Citizen October 16, 2009
The Men Who Stare at Goats November 6, 2009
The Crazies February 26, 2010
Brooklyn's Finest March 5, 2010
Jack Goes Boating September 17, 2010
Let Me In October 1, 2010
Stone October 8, 2010

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b "Overture Films, LLC: Private Company Information - Businessweek". Bloomberg Business. Archived from the original on June 26, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Starz Announces Resignations of Overture Films Executives". Starz Investor Relations. Retrieved June 25, 2015.
  3. ^ "Overture Films to shut down, unable to fetch desired price". Los Angeles Times. July 24, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2023.
  4. ^ Graser, Marc (February 13, 2010). "Buyers confront dropping value of film libraries". Variety. Retrieved January 15, 2022.
  5. ^ "Relativity Media Takes Over Overture Films". July 24, 2010. Retrieved January 15, 2022.