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56 Best New York City Film Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best New York City based Film companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Film industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top New York City Film Startups

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.

Cinedigm

Cinedigm

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Cinedigm is an internet company that provides custom content solutions to the retail, media and technology companies.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

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E-commerce/Biotech/Fintech/AI

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Brat

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Brat is a teen-leaning digital production company.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

AMC

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AMC is a cable television network that writes, produces, and airs original television shows and movies.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Mass Appeal

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Mass Appeal is a company documenting the cultural convergence of art, music, skate, and fashion.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Paperchain

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A wallet and card for creators funded by your streaming revenue. Instantly.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

First Look Media

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First Look Media is a new media company devoted to producing world-class investigative journalism and thought-provoking entertainment

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Breaker (SingularDTV)

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A decentralized global distribution platform empowers artists with a fairer, transparent monetization model through blockchain technology.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Kinema

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Great Movies, Together

DWS Holdings, Inc.

FilmNation Entertainment

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FilmNation Entertainment is a motion pictures company that offers film distribution and film production services.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

The Forest Road Company

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The Forest Road Company is a financing company that provides financing services to different industries.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

IFC

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IFC Films operates as a theatrical film distribution company in New York.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Slated

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Slated provides investors and industry professionals with an online marketplace to engage in film financing and deal-making.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Great Big Story

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Media company devoted to cinematic storytelling for a global generation

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Black Oak TV

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Black Oak TV focuses on digital media, film, television, video streaming, and content such as black web series.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

TSG Entertainment

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TSG is a multifaceted agency specializing in management, development and production in the global entertainment industry.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Scream BOX

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Scream BOX is a subscription horror movie channel.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Scripto

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Scripto is a collaborative scriptwriting and production platform used by the top shows on TV.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Spiegel & Grau

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Spiegel & Grau is a multi-platform publisher of novel books in film or television or a podcast.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

AMC Networks

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AMC Networks produces quality programming and movie content for more than 30 years.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Six

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Six On Broadway is a theatre production in New York

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Time Warner

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Time Warner is a media and entertainment company that creates, packages, and delivers content through multiple distribution outlets.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Backstage

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Backstage is an online platform enabling actors to find career advice and casting information.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

21st Century Fox

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21st Century Fox is an American mass media corporation primarily dealing in the film and television industries.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Alchemation

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Alchemation is a theatrical and media producing company committed to the development and presentation of new work.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Hi-Art

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Hi-Art is an emoji and gif mobile app company featuring artists, musicians, films, and sports teams

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Clicke

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Clicke is the demand photography service to connect you with local photographers.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Weston Swinger Media Holdings Inc.

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A fully functional Media company dealing in Film, TV, Event Planning via Commercials space and Full Production.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Full Fathom Five LLC

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Full Fathom Five provides movie production services.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Startist

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Startist is a web platform for collaborating on projects ranging from film and arts to games and technology.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

David Binder Productions

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David Binder Productions is a producer of Broadway, off-Broadway, and festivals.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Parkwood Entertainment

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Parkwood Entertainment is an entertainment and management company founded by entertainer and entrepreneur, Beyoncé.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Tunespotter

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Tunespotter connects people to content through songs in movies, TV shows, trailers, and commercials.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Hollywood.com

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Global movies and entertainment websites

DWS Holdings, Inc.

New Line Cinema

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New Line Cinema operates as a fully integrated broad-based entertainment company.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

FanBridge

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FanBridge is a Fan Audience CRM platform used to manage fan acquisition, retention, and engagement.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

PrimaFilm

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PrimaFilm has created the only thermally insulating window film that will reduce energy losses through windows.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Flicklist

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Flicklist develops film apps such as Flicklist, an iPhone app that helps users find the best films to watch based on trusted opinions.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Crackle

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Crackle is a movie streaming website that enables users to watch free movies and television shows.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Creative Impulse Entertainment

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Transmedia production company fusing comic books, films, animation, music and more to intrigue, entertain, and inspire social change.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Screen Media Ventures

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Screen Media Ventures, LLC is a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Digital Media Rights (DMR)

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Distributor of On-Demand Entertainment

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Smashcut

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Smashcut partners with universities and organizations to develop and deliver customized online film programs.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Shubert Organization

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Shubert Organization owns, operates, and manages theatres in New York; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Criterion Collection

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The Criterion Collection distributes classic and contemporary films on Blu-ray, DVD, and online.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

FilmBuff

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FilmBuff is a New York-based company that distributes independent films and documentaries to audiences around the world.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

MRQE.com, The Movie Review Query Engine

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The Movie Review Query Engine offers a search engine enabling users to search movies reviews.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Broadway Video

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Broadway Video has grown into an independent studio that produces and distributes original comedic content for every platform.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Conde Nast Entertainment

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Condé Nast Entertainment develops feature films, TV and digital video based on the company’s iconic brands.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Picture Motion

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Picture Motion is the company that provides non-theatrical screening experiences for sociocultural impact filmmaking.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Zero Point Zero

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A media company guided by filmmakers, writers, producers, editors, and artists

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Slate Studios

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Full Service Content Production Company

DWS Holdings, Inc.

OBCIDO

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OBCIDO Delivering outstanding consulting, development, marketing, management and training services across all industries.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Click 3X

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Click 3X is the pioneering film, video and postproduction studio.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

Rocketboom

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Rocketboom is an episode-based three minute daily video blog based in New York City.

DWS Holdings, Inc.

FilmSite.org

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Written by Mark Smith

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