Film District is a American film company that was founded by Graham King and Bob Berney in 2010. King, a UK film producer who heads GK Films (and formerly Initial Entertainment Group), formed the company as a way to release his productions that didn't have American distributors. He hired Berney, a former head of New Line Cinema's Picturehouse label who had left Apparition over issues with that company's co-founder, to head acquisitions and began business almost immediately by picking up Insidious and Soul Surfer for American distribution. Their first release, Insidious, grossed over $50 million on a budget of $1.5 million.
The company distributes through Tri-Star Pictures and Open Road Films (a joint venture of theatre companies AMC and Regal).
List of films released by Film District:
- Insidious (their first release)
- Soul Surfer
- Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
- The Rum Diary
- London Boulevard (initially to be released by Film District, the film was licensed to IFC for theatrical release)
- In The Land Of Blood And Honey