Digital studio Gunpowder & Sky, which was co-founded by former Viacom and Endemol executives Van Toffler
and Floris Bauer, has acquired FilmBuff, an indie content sales and distribution company. This means that nine-month-old Gunpowder & Sky now comprises in-house development, production, financing, and distribution capacities in its quest to develop subversive short-form and feature-length premium content. Now, the company says, it will be able to distribute and market originals globally across all platforms, and represent third-party producers and creators as well.
FilmBuff, which has offices in Los Angeles and New York, will be rebranded Gunpowder & Sky Distribution as part of the deal, and former CEO Janet Brown
has been named Gunpowder & Sky’s Evp of distribution. Founded in 2007, FilmBuff was responsible for distributing the Oscar-nominated Exit Through The Gift Shop
as well as Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team
. In addition to bold-faced publishers like Vice, Conde Nast, and Mashable, FilmBuff has also handled branded content from Ge,