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Byron Allen Acquires Film Company Freestyle Releasing

Producer/comedian Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios Thursday acquired independent film distribution company Freestyle Releasing.

Freestyle, which is behind such faith-based films as God’s Not Dead and Woodlawn, was co-founded by Mark Borde and the late Susan Jackson. The studio, which has an output deal with Netflix, is expected to distribute 15 to 20 films per year, according to Entertainment Studios.

“Mark Borde and Susan Jackson have done a phenomenal job creating and building Freestyle, and we are 110 percent committed to enhancing their excellent legacy,” said Byron Allen, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Entertainment Studios. “Freestyle has a great management team, and with their unique output deal with Netflix, the company is very valuable and well-positioned to grab greater theatrical box office market share, and we will maximize this opportunity.”