FilmRise is a production company that was founded in 2010 by Danny Fisher, Jack Fisher, and Alan Klingenstein. FilmRise has a main purpose of acquiring feature films, documentaries, and television series. They distribute their acquisitions in a variety of mediums, including television, threatre, DVD sales, and of course the digital element as well.
FilmRise scored an important coup when they acquired the rights to the Showtime series "Years of Living Dangerously". They have also acquired the digital rights to various movie classics, including the 1981 "An American Werewolf in London." They have acquired digital rights to a whole array of other horror movies as well.
FilmRise registered another important coup when they secured the rights to 96 foreign language films from 38 countries under the umbrella of the Global Film Initiative. Even today, this company continues to be a mover-and-shaker. They recently announced late last year that they had acquired the digital film rights to the critically-acclaimed television show "Forensic Files".
Acquiring the rights to these various shows will make the founders of this company extremely well-off. More importantly, however, securing the rights to digital versions of these projects will ensure that we as consumers can enjoy them for many years to come in a variety of different mediums.