Freestyle Digital Media acquires rights to romantic drama ’72 Hours: A Brooklyn Love Story’

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY tells the story of restless and ambitious 18 year-old Caesar Winslow, the leader of his crew.

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY tells the story of restless and ambitious 18 year-old Caesar Winslow, the leader of his crew...

72 Hours A Brooklyn Love Story
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Los Angeles, CA – Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios, has acquired the North American rights to the urban romantic drama 72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY.

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY debuts on VOD and will be available to rent and own on digital HD across cable, internet, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media on February 13, 2018.

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY tells the story of restless and ambitious 18 year-old Caesar Winslow, the leader of his crew. But 72 hours before he leaves for a prestigious university, his confidence shatters. His girlfriend breaks up with him, and the woman of his dreams won’t give him the time of day. His friends leave his corner and even the streets seem ready to sock him in the jaw. What will he do? Caesar has 72 hours to decide whether he should stay or go.

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY takes the audience through a rapidly-gentrifying borough as Caesar and his friends spend three days rambling up and down its parkways in search of the perfect ending.

Written and directed by Raafi Rivero and produced by Vincent Harris and Stephanie Williams, 72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY features an ensemble cast including Melvin Mogoli (‘Caesar’), Andrea Rachel (‘Kaia’), Erinn Westbrook (‘Jazz’), and Bilal N’dongo (‘Bilal’).

Freestyle Digital Media Acquisitions Manager, Miguel Johnson, negotiated the deal for 72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY with producer Vincent Harris.

“Everyone at Freestyle is very excited to have acquired this poignant coming-of-age tale that charmed audiences across the country during its festival run,” said Miguel Johnson, Acquisitions Manager for Freestyle.

”We can’t wait to now share it with viewers at home across all digital platforms next month.”

”In his first feature writer/director Raafi Rivero exhibits some young Spike Lee mojo…” — HUFFINGTON POST

“That feeling of having your world intrinsically linked and dependent on another person is what is beautifully captured in this film.” — SHADOW AND ACT 

72 HOURS: A BROOKLYN LOVE STORY official web page


About Entertainment Studios/Freestyle Digital Media
: Chairman and CEO Byron Allen founded Entertainment Studios in 1993. Headquartered in Los Angeles, it has offices in New York, Chicago, Denver, and Raleigh.  Entertainment Studios owns seven 24-hour HD cable television networks serving nearly 80 million subscribers: PETS.TV, COMEDY.TV, RECIPE.TV, CARS.TV, ES.TV, MYDESTINATION.TV, and JUSTICE CENTRAL.TV.

The company also produces, distributes, and sells advertising for more than 40 television programs, making it one of the largest independent producers/distributors of first-run syndicated television programming for broadcast television stations. With a library of over 5,000 hours of owned content across multiple genres, Entertainment Studios provides video content to broadcast television stations, cable television networks, mobile devices, multimedia platforms, and the World Wide Web.

Our mission is to provide excellent programming to our viewers, online users, and Fortune 500 advertising partners. 

In 2015, Entertainment Studios purchased Freestyle Releasing, now called Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, a full-service, theatrical motion picture distribution company that specializes in representing independent companies, major studios, and mini-major studios for the purpose of exhibiting their films as first-class theatrical releases.

ESMP released 2017’s highest-grossing independent movie, the shark thriller 47 METERS DOWN, which has grossed over $44.3 million to date. The digital distribution unit of Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, Freestyle Digital Media, supplies quality commercial film and TV content directly to all US VOD/SVOD rental DVD/Kiosks and theaters using the latest cloud-based technologies to automate digital workflow. Freestyle Digital Media provides our content audience a positive digital viewing experience on every device everywhere.

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ESN is the parent company of and is a 100 percent African-American owned company with seven networks.