WALKING SHADOWS is an entertainment company that is in the primary business of producing, publishing, licensing and distributing motion picture products – as well as providing related motion picture services.
WALKING SHADOWS specializes in the acquisition, marketing, distribution, exhibition, wholesaling, and retailing of quality independent, foreign, “arthouse”, genre, and documentary films. It produces, publishes, licenses and distributes films and videos in theaters, on television, on DVD/BluRay, and digitally. The company's products are sold at movie theaters, traditional retailers nationwide, internet retailers and, to some extent, internationally. The company sells its own proprietary content, licenses content from third parties, and distributes content for third parties for a fee.
WALKING SHADOWS works with a range of retail outlets including Wal-Mart, Blockbuster, Hollywood Video, Netflix and Amazon.com to implement its specialized distribution strategy.
WALKING SHADOWS was incorporated in the State of California on October 10th, 2006 originally under the name Luminous Velocity Releasing LLC (or LVR). In December 2008, it underwent a name change that is not only easier to say and spell – but is also more dramatic, cinematic, and literary and thus better reflects its core businesses.
From Shakespeare’s MACBETH:
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more: it is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,