Adam Yauch announces Oscilloscope Pictures,
a new indie film distribution company

Former THINKFilm exec David Fenkel to run division

New York, NY (February 4th, 2008) - Beastie Boys member and filmmaker Adam Yauch has expanded his music and film production company, Oscilloscope Laboratories, with the addition of Oscilloscope Pictures, a full-service film distribution company. The new movie division will release independently produced English and foreign language films and documentaries into the U.S. theatrical marketplace, as well as handle international sales. In its first year, Oscilloscope will look to acquire completed films at festivals, and find projects in production, where the company can provide finishing funds.

Oscilloscope plans to handle all creative and production work in-house using its post-production facilities and recording studio to design all theatrical, DVD, international and online marketing campaigns including the creation of posters, trailers, DVD packaging and authoring, and delivery. In addition, Oscilloscope will open up their facilities to support filmmakers in completing their films.

David Fenkel, who most recently spent 6 years at THINKFilm in the domestic distribution and the international sales departments as Vice President, handled many of THINKFilms' recent critical and box office successes, including: the Academy Award-winner, BORN INTO BROTHELS, Academy Award nominees HALF NELSON and SPELLBOUND, and Yauch's AWESOME; I SHOT THAT!. Reporting directly to Yauch, Fenkel will oversee acquisitions, domestic distribution and international sales while also expanding Oscilloscope's staff. Fenkel's colleague from THINKFilm, Dan Berger, has already started working at Oscilloscope Pictures.

Yauch says "I grew up around indie record labels, where a handful of people would put their heads together and figure out what needed to be done to put out a record. The approach of this company is very much in the same vein, but we'll apply that ethic to producing and releasing films. I want Oscilloscope Pictures to be a home for innovative films and filmmakers. We can offer them a place to finish their films and a way to release them."

Fenkel says "My time at THINK showed me how to release films with the right balance of a strategic publicity campaign and an aggressive promotional grassroots campaign, while always investing wisely in both traditional and untraditional advertising. It's essential that on each and every title we make sure our films are handled with the same artistic energy and smarts with which they were made. The team at Oscilloscope Laboratories, under Adam's guidance, has been producing cool content for many years and with their artist relationships we are already in contact with a handful of projects that would be perfect for us to release. I am excited to mesh the different aspects of what Adam and I do to help launch this new breed of film label."

Oscilloscope Pictures plan on launching their first theatrical film in the first half of this year. So check your local listings for theaters and show times.

About Oscilloscope Laboratories

Oscilloscope Laboratories is the umbrella company owned and operated by Adam Yauch. It's a NYC -based recording studio, film production and distribution company, and post-production facility.

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