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A Passion for Film since 2008


SnagFilms, Inc. was co-founded in 2008 by digital entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Leonsis and renowned media executive Rick Allen. The company is a privately owned media and technology company with roots in the independent film industry. SnagFilms, Inc. is comprised of three discreet, yet connected business units: SnagReleasing, SnagFilms.com and Indiewire.

  • SnagReleasing is a premier film distribution service that acquires the distribution rights to distinctive film festival favorites and distributes them across a wide variety of movie-viewing platforms.
  • SnagFilms.com, a very popular, ad-supported social video-viewing platform, offers viewers carefully selected video content and the chance to discover, watch and recommend high-quality content from its extensive online library.
  • Indiewire (purchased by SnagFilms, Inc. in 2009) is the leading news, information, and networking site for independent-minded filmmakers, the industry and moviegoers alike.

SnagFilms, Inc. is additionally backed by AOL co-founder and Revolution LLC Chairman, Steve Case; philanthropist and digital executive Jean Case; operating executive and philanthropic venture capitalist Miles Gilburne; a group led by Ted and Jim Pedas, founders of Circle Films; the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; New Enterprise Associates; Comcast Ventures; Terry Semel's Windsor Media; and
entities associated with David Fialkow (founder of General Catalyst).