C3 has purchased over a thousand hours of historic military-themed titles from Creation Films.
C3 Entertainment, Inc. continues to grow the content and distribution segment of their business by acquiring the worldwide rights to one of the largest military film libraries. The patriotic programming from Creation Films adds to C3’s already robust library of comedy, historical, mystery and inspirational titles, and positions the company as a content leader.
Other recent C3 acquisitions and rights to distribute include the Gold Creek catalog of historical documentaries, the romantic comedy feature Love and Support, and the children’s animated educational series Rainbow Valley Fire Department.
The Creation Films Library covers the U.S. and worldwide military experience, and footage in the films features fighting forces and troops from every continent in the world. The library also contains hundreds of hours of exclusive interviews with veterans and civilians from the First World War to the present. Some of The Civil War footage includes battle re-enactments with as many as 7,000 soldiers on the field at one time. Many recreated on the very fields where the original battles took place. The stock inventory used in the films ranges from Thomas Edison film shot in 1898 of the return of the Teddy Roosevelt’s “Rough Riders” from Cuba to modern footage shot during current conflicts.
“We already have military and mystery titles that do very well on popular digital platforms and home entertainment,” says Ani Khachoian, C3’s Executive Vice President of Licensing, Merchandising and Distribution. “When the opportunity to own Creation’s vast military catalog presented itself, it was a logical progression in our distribution strategy. The acquisition allows us to increase our efforts to exploit C3’s content across traditional and emerging platforms.”
Creation Films owner Edward Feuerherd, added, “Many years of love and labor went into creating these films. The library is in good hands with the talented team at C3. Through their distribution and marketing expertise, they’ll get these remarkable films the audience they deserve.”
As the brand-owner of The Three Stooges®, C3 also distributes several Three Stooges titles, including the recent nine-hour docu-series, Hey Moe! Hey Dad! which recently had its broadcast premiere on Decades TV. C3 co-produced the 2012 Three Stooges Movie with Twentieth Century Fox. The company has also produced multiple television specials.
New independent productions on the horizon for C3 are a new Three Stooges Movie and the upcoming family film, The Three Little Stooges.
Some of the title highlights of the new C3 Patriotic Library include:
Pearl Harbor: Attack on America (3, 60-minute episodes) The three-hour miniseries is an in-depth look at the December 7, 1941 Japanese surprise attack on the American military base at Pearl Harbor. The series gives a personal perspective from interviews of men and women who were there on that fateful December morning.
Brothers in Arms: True Stories of the 101st Airborne (3, 60-minute episodes) The Screaming Eagle story as told by the veterans World War II and Vietnam including exclusive home movie footage donated by the men of the 101st.
Chesty Puller: The Marine’s Marine A sixty-minute look at one of the most well-known and respected Marines in U.S. Military history. The film is narrated by Dale Dye who spent two decades in the U.S. Marine Corps and has lent his expertise to films such as Platoon, Saving Private Ryan, and Band of Brothers.
The Complete Civil War (10, 60-minute episodes) Beyond a textbook look at the America’s greatest internal crisis, the series uses masterfully crafted battlefield re-enactments taking the viewer on the battlefield to experience the soldier’s point of view.
Dateline: World War II (80, 30-minute episodes) A comprehensive look at all of the major events that comprised the Second World War.
No Man’s Land: Life and Death in The Trenches (5, 60-minute episodes) Some of the bloodiest battles in history were fought in “No Man’s Land,” 500 miles of trenches in a brutal stalemate between the warring armies of the First World War.
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