Damon Sprint & Homestead Leisure Announce Partnership – Deadline

 

EXCLUSIVE: Damon Dash works with Homestead Entertainment, a film distribution company owned by Black, to help independent filmmakers bring their content to the masses.

Under the terms of the agreement, Dash will curate film, TV and digital content for the partnership under its Dame Dash Studios banner, and Homestead news will take over the worldwide distribution of the films acquired through the partnership.

Dash co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records with Jay-Z and Kareem Burke in the 1990s and has since signed some of hip hop’s trailblazing artists, including Kanye West, developed and owned several major clothing lines including Rachel Roy, and wrote, directed, produced, and starred in a long list of Hollywood films and television shows. Dash discovered Kevin Hart and produced Lee Daniels’ first two films The Woodsman and Shadow Boxer.

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“I’ve always talked about the importance of black ownership in the entertainment industry and how black companies need to be involved in every part of the process in both music and film,” Dame Dash, CEO of Dame Dash Studios told Deadline in a statement.

“We are very excited to be working with Homestead Entertainment and its visionary leadership team,” he continued. “Homestead’s industry expertise combined with the breadth of resources gives us an unprecedented opportunity to expand our reach and support our mission to identify, produce, and now distribute authentic content from often overlooked content creators.”

The partnership will enable Dame Dash Studios to leverage Homestead Entertainment’s sales capabilities, data, infrastructure and relationships with exhibitors, networks and streaming platforms. Homestead Entertainment will leverage Dame Dash Studios’ brand, celebrity profile, content creator relationships, social media followers and production capabilities to acquire, create and promote new content.

Homestead was founded on the premise that talented color filmmakers often don’t have the same opportunities to share their art with the world,” said Sean Armstrong, Principal of Homestead Entertainment. “Dame Dash is a legend in the entertainment business. He has an incredible track record of finding and cultivating talent who have become household names, including Kanye West, Kevin Hart, and Lee Daniels. Our partnership will enable us to further reinforce the different voices. We look forward to working with him and his team to acquire, create and distribute great films. ”

Filmmakers are encouraged to submit their content through DameDashDistribution.com.

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