Actor Will Smith and director Marc Forster partnered to acquire the German licensing and distribution company Telepool.

Included in the acquisition, Telepool will move forward as a development, financing, and distribution partner for projects from Smith and Forster. Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment will also have the option to develop and distribute film and TV projects through Telepool. Telepool primarily handles the sale and promotion of theatrical, DVD, TV, and VoD content.

Forster commented, “We believe that Telepool is well positioned for continued success and growth in our rapidly changing media landscape. I believe Will and I will be able to contribute our combined energies and global relationships to the company’s advantage.”

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