New Video

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New Video
Industry Entertainment
Founded 1991
Founder Susan Margolin
Steve Savage
Headquarters New York City, United States
Services Digital distribution
Owner Cinedigm
Divisions Vivendi Entertainment
Docurama Films
Flatiron Film Company

New Video (stylized as NEWVIDEO) is an entertainment distributor and aggregator of independent digital content. It works with independent producers, filmmakers, and television networks, curating content for many types of distribution platforms, including Digital, Cable Video-on-Demand, Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical release.

Until 2012, New Video marketed and distributed TV series and movies for A&E Home Entertainment, which includes A&E, HISTORY, and Lifetime. The New Video library includes games from Major League Baseball and storybook content from Scholastic. New Video also distributes films for Arthouse Films, Plexifilm and is the distributor of DVD and digital titles for Tribeca Film.


New Video is the distributor of the 2012 Oscar-nominated film Hell and Back Again[1] and the DVD distributor of the 2011 Oscar-nominated films GasLand, Waste Land and, on digital, Restrepo.[2]

In 2011, New Video partnered with China Lion to distribute Chinese-language films in North America across multiple platforms.[3] New Video was also named the exclusive aggregation partner to digital platforms for the Sundance Institute's Artist Services Initiative.[4]

New Video co-presidents Susan Margolin and Steve Savage were honored with the 2011 Digital 25 Award by the Producers Guild of America and Variety. The award recognizes those who have made contributions to the advancement of digital entertainment and storytelling.[5]

In early 2012, New Video was purchased by Cinedigm[6]

In 2013, New Video purchased Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment.


New Video Digital is the largest independent digital video distributor in the world. It provides over 10,000 hours of film and television to download and streaming platforms, such as iTunes, Netflix, and Hulu.[7]

Select releases[edit]

Year Title Awards Notes
2011 Bobby Fischer Against the World Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival DVD
2011 Hell and Back Again Winner Grand Jury Prize 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Winner Cinematography Prize 2011 Sundance Film Festival Theatrical release
2011 The Last Mountain Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival DVD & Digital
2011 Hot Coffee Official Selection 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Winner Grand Jury Prize Best Documentary 2011 Seattle International Film Festival DVD
2008 Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog DVD & Digital
2007 Purple Violets Digital
2004 Super Size Me Digital
1967 Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back DVD


Docurama Films is a distributor of documentaries to home video. It has also expanded to digital and theatrical platforms. In 2009, it celebrated its tenth anniversary with a special screening series at the IFC Center in New York City.[8]

Select Docurama Films releases include:

Flatiron Film Company distributes next-gen indie and foreign films, as well as web originals from Mondo Media, including Happy Tree Friends as well as Mondo's first feature length animated production, Dick Figures: The Movie. It handled US theatrical distribution for Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, Brazil's highest-grossing film of all time.[9]

Select Flatiron Film Company releases include:


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