SnagFilms LLC

Date Awarded
Grant Period
05/01/10 to
Focus Areas
Journalism, Media Innovation
Knight Enterprise Fund
Knight Enterprise Fund

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SnagFilms is a company dedicated to ubiquitous distribution of non-fiction (documentary) and independent films. The company enables better, faster and cheaper distribution of this content, broadening the audience for the films and generating additional revenues for the filmmakers, who can then go on and create more films.

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Rick Allen

Chief Executive Officer

Rick Allen has run successful companies in nearly every form of media, and helped to develop or extend some of the country’s most prestigious brands. Rick is the CEO of SnagFilms which he helped to found with Ted Leonsis. The two produced Kicking It, which screened at Sundance, Tribeca and other film festivals and was aired by ESPN; for the film and their work on homelessness, Leonsis, Allen and colleagues received the 2009 Stewart B. McKinney Award from the National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty. In 2010, Leonsis and Allen produced A Fighting Chance, which aired on ESPN in November, 2010.

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