- Legacy Releasing
Legacy Releasing was an
independent filmdistribution company based in California. It was founded in 1996 by Mark Borde, a veteran in the motion picture industry.
The company's first two releases, "
Once Upon a Time...When We Were Colored" and Robert Wuhl's "Open Season", were shown at the Cannes Film Festivalthe same year it was established. [http://www.filmfestivals.com/cannes96/cnew9.htm ] Afterwards, it became a leader in independent distribution, releasing an average of 15 films per year.
None of Legacy's output was successful financially. Its highest-grossing film, "When We Were Colored", only took close to $2.3 million at the U.S. box office. [http://www.boxofficemojo.com/studio/chart/?view2=allmovies&studio=legacy.htm ]
In 1999, Legacy went out of business, and Borde went on to become co-president of another company, the short-lived
Independent Artists. As of 2006, Legacy's official site (legacyfilms.com) no longer exists.
Borde is now the head of
* [http://www.innovationfilmgroup.com/PageContents/Mark_Borde_Bio.pdf PDF biography of Borde, the company's founder]
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