Music Box Films does film distribution, Midwest-style

July 20, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Music Box Films aims to put Chicago squarely on the map in the world of film distribution.

In August the Music Box Theatre will turn 82 years old. The theatre on Chicago’s North Side had many identities over the past couple of decades--its proven to be a haven for fans of independent and foreign film. But in recent years, the Music Box has branched out in other ways. Now the exhibitor is also a distributor of films. To find out what prompted that move, Eight Forty-Eight's Alison Cuddy was joined by two of the people behind this enterprise: Willam Schopf, president of Southport Music Box Corporation--the company that owns Music Box Theatre and Music Box Films and Brian Andreotti, the program and marketing director for Music Box Theatre and Films.