|Type||Subsidiary of Entertainment One|
|Industry|| Film |
(President & CEO)
|Subsidiaries||KaBoom! Entertainment Inc.|
Phase 4 Films was a Canadian film distribution company based in Toronto. It had two branches in the United States: Los Angeles, California and Fort Mill, South Carolina. Its subsidiary kaboom! Entertainment markets children's entertainment.
Phase 4 Films traces its history to Telegenic, a family-oriented film distributor founded in 1996. Berry Meyerowitz purchased Telegenic in 2000 and renamed it Kaboom! Entertainment. In 2006, Peace Arch Entertainment Group, which later merged with ContentFilm, purchased Kaboom!. Berry Meyerowtiz founded Phase 4 Films in April 2009 when he bought back their North American distribution business.  In 2011, Phase 4 announced a new Canadian television venture alongside Take 5 Development.  In 2012, they partnered with Kevin Smith's SModcast Pictures to distribute those films in the United States and Canada.  In 2014, Phase 4 acquired ESI Distribution and signed distribution deals with The Criterion Collection and Shout! Factory.  On June 2, 2014, Phase 4 Films was acquired by Entertainment One. 
In 2013, Phase 4 picked up the Canadian animated feature The Legend of Sarila for distribution in the United States, renaming the film Frozen Land and drastically changing the logo to mimic that of Disney's Frozen . In late December 2013, Disney filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against Phase 4 in California federal court, seeking an injunction against the continued distribution of Frozen Land in the United States.   Disney alleged that less than three weeks prior to the release of its animated feature film Frozen, Phase 4 Films theatrically released The Legend of Sarila, which garnered "minimal box office revenues and received no significant attention." To trade off the success of Disney's animated film and "[t]o enhance the commercial success of Sarila, the defendant redesigned the artwork, packaging, logo, and other promotional materials for its newly (and intentionally misleadingly) retitled film to mimic those used by [Disney] for Frozen and related merchandise."  While film titles cannot be trademarked by law, Disney cited a number of alleged similarities between the new Phase 4's Frozen Land logo and Disney's original one.   By late January 2014, the two companies had settled the case; the settlement stated that the distribution and promotion of The Legend of Sarila and related merchandise must use its original title and Phase 4 must not use trademarks, logos or other designs confusingly similar to Disney's animated release.    Phase 4 was also required to pay Disney $100,000 before 27 January 2014, and make "all practicable efforts" to remove copies of Frozen Land from stores and online distributors before 3 March 2014.  
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|2014||Legacy of Rage||__||DVD|
|2015||A Country Christmas||DVD||DVD|
|2014||A Merry Friggin' Christmas||all media||all media|
|2014||Saturday Morning Massacre||__||DVD|
|2014||Palo Alto||all media||DVD|
|2014||Jamesy Boy||all media||all media|
|2014||Agent F.O.X.||all media||all media|
|2014||The Culture High||all media||all media|
|2014||Bucksville||all media||all media|
|2013||Otto the Rhino||DVD||DVD|
|2013||The Jungle Book: Return 2 The Jungle||DVD||DVD|
|2013||The Jungle Book||DVD||DVD|
|2013||I Declare War||__||all media|
|2013||The Crash Reel||all media||all media|
|2013||The Dirties||DVD||Itunes and website|
|2013||The Black Dahlia Haunting||video-on-demand||all media|
|2013||Assault on Wall Street||Direct-to-DVD||Direct-to-DVD|
|2013||An Easter Bunny Puppy||DVD||__|
|2013||A Talking Cat!?!||DVD||__|
|2013||Caroline and Jackie||all media||all media|
|2012||A Christmas Puppy||DVD||__|
|2012||Extracted ||all media||all media|
|2012||My Awkward Sexual Adventure||__||all media|
|2012||Heathens and Thieves||all media||all media|
|2012||Sushi Girl||theatrical||all media|
|2012||See Girl Run||__||TV|
|2012||That's What She Said||__||theatrical|
|2012||Barrio Tales||all media||__|
|2012||A Good Funeral||all media||__|
|2012||A Little Bit of Faith||all media||__|
|2012||Ivan the Incredible]||DVD||__|
|2011||The Voyages of Young Doctor Dolittle||DVD||__|
|2011||In the Name of the King: Two Worlds||__||DVD/Blu-ray|
|2011||Chick Magnet||all media||all media|
|2011||Horrid Henry: The Movie||__||all media|
|2011||Flesh Wounds||all media||all media|
|2011||Hopelessly in June||__||all media|
|2011||Mayor Cupcake||all media||all media|
|2011||Rid of Me||__||theatrical|
|2011||The Legend of Hell's Gate: An American Conspiracy||all media||__|
|2011||Another Happy Day||theatrical||__|
|2011||Red State||__||all media|
|2011||Kiss the Bride||all media||all media|
|2011||Open Gate||all media||__|
|2011||Kill Katie Malone||all media||__|
|2011||Dear Lemon Lima||theatrical||__|
|2011||Lost Colony: The Legend of Roanoke||DVD||__|
|2011||The Wild Soccer Bunch 2||DVD||__|
|2010||Looking for Jackie||DVD||__|
|2010||God Send Me a Man||all media||__|
|2010||Veronika Decides to Die||video||__|
|2010||The Killing Room||__||DVD|
|2010||Bloodrayne: The Third Reich||all media||all media|
|2010||Terror Trap||all media||all media|
|2010||Hanna's Gold||all media||__|
|2010||Love & Distrust||all media||all media|
|2010||Supreme Champion||all media||all media|
|2010||Nic & Tristan Go Mega Dega||all media||all media|
|2010||The Dead Undead||all media||__|
|2010||Enemies Among Us||all media||all media|
|2010||Vidal Sassoon: The Movie||all media||__|
|2010||The Final Storm||DVD||__|
|2010||What Would Jesus Do?||all media||all media|
|2010||Order of Chaos||DVD||__|
|2010||Let God Be the Judge||all media||__|
|2010||Machete Joe||all media||all media|
|2010||Drones||all media||all media|
|2010||Gnomes and Trolls: The Forest Trial||all media||all media|
|2010||Journey to Promethea||all media||all media|
|2010||Nexus||all media||all media|
|2010||Scar||all media||all media|
|2010||Wushu Warrior||all media||all media|
|2010||Attack on Darfur||theatrical/DVD||__|
|2010||Don't You Forget About Me||DVD||__|
|2010||Dead Man Running||all media||all media|
|2010||Hugh Hefner: Playboy, Activist and Rebel||all media||DVD|
|2010||Forget Me Not||all media||all media|
|2010||The Nutcrackers||all media||__|
|2010||Outrage: Born in Terror||theatrical||__|
|2010||I Do & I Don't||DVD||__|
|2010||Bob and Margaret||DVD||__|
|2010||Among Dead Men||all media||all media|
|2010||Adventures of Power||all media||__|
|2009||The No Sit List||all media||__|
|2009||Luke and Lucy: The Texas Rangers||all media||all media|
|2009||Poker Run||all media||__|
|2009||Booky's Crush||all media||all media|
|2009||Adopted||all media||all media|
|2009||All American Orgy||all media||all media|
|2009||Red Hook||all media||all media|
|2009||Fifty Dead Men Walking||all media||__|
|2009||Rock the Paint||__||DVD|
|2008||A Christmas Proposal||all media||all media|
|2008||Christmas Town||all media||all media|
|2008||At Jesus' Side||all media||all media|
|2008||The Coverup||all media||all media|
|2008||Goat Story||all media||all media|
|2008||The Missing Lynx||theatrical||__|
|2008||XIII: The Conspiracy||__||__|
|2008||The Poker House||all media||all media|
|2008||House of Fallen||all media||all media|
|2008||Garrison||all media||all media|
|2008||Guns||all media||all media|
|2008||Sticks and Stones||all media||all media|
|2007||Booky & the Secret Santa||all media||__|
|2007||Where Is Winky's Horse?||all media||all media|
|2007||Ten Inch Hero||all media||all media|
|2007||The Big Slice||DVD||__|
|2006||Guilty Hearts||all media||all media|
|2005||Buckaroo: The Movie||all media||all media|
|2005||Wheelmen||all media||all media|
|2003||The Wild Soccer Bunch||all media||all media|
|2001||The Last Brickmaker in America||all media||all media|
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