The team behind Beyond Fest is committed to bringing a healthy slice of awesome to Los Angeles and beyond.

American Cinematheque
Established in 1981, the American Cinematheque is a 501 C 3 non-profit viewer-supported film exhibition and cultural organization dedicated to the celebration of the Moving Picture in all of its forms. The American Cinematheque renovated and reopened (on Dec. 4, 1998) the historic 1922 Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. This includes a state-of-the-art 616-seat theatre housed within Sid Grauman’s first grand movie palace on Hollywood Boulevard. The exotic courtyard is fully restored to its 1922 grandeur. The Egyptian was the home of the very first Hollywood movie premiere in 1922. In January 2005 the American Cinematheque expanded its programming to the 1940 Aero Theatre on Montana Avenue in Santa Monica.

Death Waltz Recording Co.
Founded in 2011 by music industry veteran Spencer Hickman, Death Waltz Recording Co. have been at the forefront of the vinyl soundtrack resurgence. Working with directors & composers such as David Lynch, Richard Kelly, John Carpenter, Fabio Frizzi & Steve Moore to produce definitive versions of classic soundtracks to films both old and new. Recently venturing into both digital and CD territory DWRC remain the leading lights of the soundtrack scene. In 2015 DWRC joined Mondo Tees and Hickman now runs both The Mondo Music Label and DWRC.

Meltdown Comics
Located in the heart of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd, Meltdown opened in 1993 and has since become one the most respected comic book stores in the world. Taking a sophisticated approach to merchandise and operations, the 14,000 sq ft giant has garnered a reputation for hosting successful gallery openings, award winning comedy including the Comedy Central’s The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail, live shows and  podcasting events in their collaborative space with Nerdist and the NerdMelt Showroom.  

Not content with LA Weekly naming us one of the “Top 50 things why LA kicks ass,” Hef’s Playboy Magazine named us a “top 10 store you must visit before you die.” Oh, and “Husbands and Knives,” the 7th episode of The Simpsons’ 19th season… The lead segment is based on us. (Google it.) ‘Nuff Said!

Shudder
Shudder is a diabolical new premium online video service, serving horror fans with curated worldwide programming ranging from hard-to-find  independent fare to cult grindhouse classics to Hollywood blockbusters.  Shudder has something for everyone, from the casual fan to the hardcore horror devotee. Backed by AMC Networks, Shudder is curated by horror aficionados with a deep love and respect for the many peculiar varieties and genres of horror.

Legion M Entertainment, Inc.
Legion M is the world’s first FAN-OWNED entertainment studio. Legion M works with creators – including independent filmmakers, film financiers and big Hollywood studios – to make movies, TV shows, virtual reality and gaming experiences that are funded and marketed with the power of Fans. With Legion M, FANS own the company, FANS get in on the action, and when we are successful—FANS share the rewards! Legion M empowers creators to push boundaries while allowing Fans to be part of the content they love.

Legion M’s mission is to partner with our fans to create a vibrant, engaged community; a legion of fans emotionally and financially invested in our success. We’re revolutionizing the world of entertainment by putting a new twist (fan ownership) on a proven business model (content production). This gives us a strong competitive advantage–when our projects are released we have a Legion of Fans pushing to make them successful. Learn how to be a part of this innovative movement at thelegionm.com.

Fantastic Fest
Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from all around the world. In years past the festival has been home to world premieres of JOHN WICK, FRANKENWEENIE, MACHETE KILLS, THERE WILL BE BLOOD, APOCALYPTO, ZOMBIELAND while the guest roster has included such talent as Tim Burton, Andy and Lana Wachowski, Robert Rodriguez, Rian Johnson, Mel Gibson, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Edward Norton, Ryan Reynolds, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, Paul Thomas Anderson, Kevin Smith, Jon Favreau, George Romero & Darren Aronofsky. Fantastic Fest is held each year at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas and was named “America’s wildest Film Festival” by The Guardian.

SpectreFest
SpectreFest is a hand-picked look at the latest and greatest in progressive genre films and forward-thinking music from around the world that challenge our grip on reality. SpectreFest: a place where unexpected elements of the fantastic gather together — offering cold shadows, distant melodies, forgotten memories and new hauntings. SpectreFest: a collaboration between Cinefamily and SpectreVision.