Osiris Entertainment acquires film distribution of Westlake Entertainment

MUMBAI: Reflecting its rapid expansion as a new force in feature film distribution, Osiris Entertainment Inc, a distributor of independently-produced feature films, has finalised the acquisition of a film library of Westlake Entertainment LLC that consists of over 400 titles.

Announcing the acquisition, CEO of Osiris Entertainment Inc Evan Crooke said,
"In addition to our representation of the newly acquired film library across all channels of distribution, Osiris will also earmark the Westlake titles for the company‘s wholly-owned and operated online movie download rental and purchase destination,"

Osiris will add these titles to its existing portfolio of genre filmed entertainment. The Westlake library is made up mostly of genre fare and documentaries including Zombies Gone Wild, Killing Jar, Mojave Phone Booth and Running With Arnold.

Established by Crooke in 2008, is a website platform managed by and for the independent film production community where the end-user can stream, download and burn movies.

Said Crooke, "This acquisition is important to the strategic growth of Osiris that already has a strong library of films for DVD, digital media and broadcast. Our goal is to acquire the best films and make such films while empowering filmmakers to participate in a more sensible form of distribution than the traditional ones. By acquiring the bulk of the Westlake Entertainment library, we are now better-positioned to attract new producers and titles."

Based in Woodland Hills, California, Osiris Entertainment was created in 2008 by filmmaker Evan Crooke, who established the company to initially serve the independent film and music community. The company has two distinct divisions including WebMovieNow, an online digital film platform, and WebMusicNow, which is an online music destination.

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