Magazine article Screen International

New Toronto-Based Sales and Distribution Company Launches

Magazine article Screen International

New Toronto-Based Sales and Distribution Company Launches

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108 Media's first acquisition is the Korean hit animation Leafie: A Hen Into The Wild.

Toronto-based sales and distribution company 108 Media has launched, securing all English-language rights Korean animation Leafie: A Hen Into The Wild as its first acquisition.

Focusing on worldwide sales and Canadian distribution of films, TV, gaming and mobile content, 108 Media is funded by private equity and its principals are CEO Abhishek Rastogi - formerly managing director of Cinesavvy - and president of distribution, Nathaniel Warsh.

Rastogi said: "Our strategy for 108 Media is a hybrid of a traditional sales model and a transmedia company. Our North American theatrical release [for Leafie] will showcase the stunning animation and heart-warming narrative of the film and allow us to explore opportunities for mobile content, gaming, comic books and apps. …

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