VICE and Pulse Films to Develop Slate of Co-Produced Projects
VICE to Support Pulse Films’ Expansion in the United States
New York and London (November 1, 2013) VICE Media and Pulse Films today announce a new strategic partnership to develop a slate of original, co-produced projects. With support from VICE, the partnership will expand Pulse Films’ film and entertainment division in the United States, with particular focus on advancing the company’s scripted feature film, and scripted and unscripted television and online video productions. VICE will feature some of the co-produced projects on its network of online channels.
“Having worked together closely with our friends at VICE over a number of years, we found that we shared many creative, cultural, and commercial goals,” said Thomas Benski, CEO, Pulse Films. “We are very ambitious about what we can achieve in the US and how we see Pulse continuing to grow internationally and this partnership will bolster the development of all of our creative projects. It is incredibly exciting to be working with one of world’s most innovative media companies to help grow our business. Collaborating with VICE will help provide us with the support to solidify and push forward the boundaries of what is achievable in content creation and to continue to evolve Pulse as a truly unique, talent-driven company.”
Previously, VICE and Pulse Films collaborated on the award-winning film “Shut Up and Play the Hits”, documenting LCD Soundsystem’s final performance at Madison Square Garden in 2011. The film was produced by Pulse Films, and VICE, through its Creators Project channel (a partnership between VICE and Intel), produced and featured an exclusive series of additional, related content to support the release of the film. Read more about Shut Up and Play the Hits and watch additional content from The Creators Project here: http://thecreatorsproject.vice.com/shut-up-and-play-the-hits/shut-up-and-play-the-hits
Pulse Films is internationally recognized for its work across film, music content and videos, advertising, television, and branded content. Pulse has produced critically acclaimed features including the Grammy-nominated documentary ‘No Distance Left to Run’ featuring Blur and were key partners in the creation of the Paramount-released film ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D’. Pulse has also worked with some of the worlds most successful and influential artists including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, The xx, Adele, Beyonce, M.I.A, Take That, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga and leading brands worldwide.