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GKIDS (Guerrilla Kids International Distribution Syndicate) is a distributor of award-winning filmed entertainment specializing in titles that cross over between art-house and family audiences. Recent theatrical releases include Michel Ocelot’s acclaimed Azur & Asmar, in partnership with the Weinstein Company, and Nina Paley’s animated multiple-festival-winning animated feature, Sita Sings the Blues. Upcoming GKIDS releases include Tomm Moore’s animated Oscar® nominated The Secret of Kells, and European Film Award winner Mia and the Migoo, by Jacques-Remy Girerd. GKIDS is also longtime producer of the New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival, North America’s largest festival of film for children and teens. NYICFF jury members include Frances McDormand, Uma Thurman, John Turturro, Susan Sarandon, Gus van Sant, James Schamus, and Matthew Modine. The GKIDS.TV website is a place where children, teens, and adults can watch, rate, review, buy and share award-winning film and animation from around the world.

Mission
GKIDS aims to transform the media landscape by introducing a new, more intelligent and compelling filmed entertainment for kids. Hollywood’s reliance on big budget, mass market blockbusters has led to mind-numbing conformity in children’s movies. GKIDS provides an alternative. By utilizing digital distribution, non-traditional marketing, and twelve years of audience-tested film programming expertise, GKIDS delivers American families a kaleidoscopic assortment of exciting, entertaining children’s films—while sidestepping the huge P&A costs that make Hollywood so risk averse.

The GKIDS team includes:

- Eric Beckman
- Dave Jesteadt
- Anna Takayama
- Chance Huskey
- Tom Piechura - PR
- William Hohouser - production
- Mary McAveney - publishing
- mediaSPA - web development
- Deron Triff - advisor
- Paul Katz - advisor
- Paul Ofman - advisor
- Bob Holmes - advisor


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