Osiris Acquires Westlake Library13 Apr, 2009 By: John Latchem
Distributor Osiris Entertainment has acquired the 400-plus film library and key assets from Westlake Entertainment. The announcement came from Evan Crooke, founder and CEO of Osiris.
In addition to representing the collection for television and DVD distribution, Woodland Hills, Calif.-based Osiris will also earmark the titles for the company’s wholly owned and operated online movie download and purchase site, WebMovieNow.com. Established in 2008, the site lets users stream, download and burn movies.
“Our goal is to acquire the best films, and make the best movies we can, while empowering filmmakers to participate in a more sensible form of distribution than traditional methods,” Crooke said.
Heading up the Osiris distribution team are industry veteran Mark Carothers, along with the company’s VP of distribution, Heidi Meier.