Legacy Releasing

Legacy Releasing

Legacy Releasing was an independent film distribution 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 Festival the 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.

Notable films from the company included "Little Men", "Wedding Bell Blues", ', "Shiloh" (and its sequel, '), and the animated version of "Pippi Longstocking".

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 Freestyle Releasing.

External links

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* [http://www.innovationfilmgroup.com/PageContents/Mark_Borde_Bio.pdf PDF biography of Borde, the company's founder]


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