Bruce Brown Licenses Property Rights to Iconic Surf Documentary “The Endless Summer”
Bruce Brown Films, LLC today announced that it has licensed certain intellectual property rights from the iconic surf documentary The Endless Summer to Grain & Barrel Spirits. Under the terms of the exclusive worldwide trademark license, Grain & Barrel will expand and complement its current product mix by developing a new line of innovative spirits, kicking off the collaborative partnership with Bruce Brown Films by introducing its first beverage to markets in early 2016.
“Today’s announcement marks an important new milestone in the evolution of The Endless Summer as more than just a movie that inspired millions of fans around the globe. The Endless Summer is a reflection of everyone’s dreams and aspirations. It is a lifestyle theme that has shaped the foundation of our company’s popular licensing program. Spirits extends the movie’s reach even further by tapping new channels through our valued partnership with Grain & Barrel,” says film director Bruce Brown.
With an expanding distribution footprint in the U.S. and abroad and led by a team with deep industry experience, Grain & Barrel is one of the industry’s most innovative emerging spirits companies. “Having grown up amidst the surf culture of Southern California, the opportunity to work with legendary director Bruce Brown and his team on this collaboration is very exciting. The Endless Summer is an iconic piece of American culture and we believe it has all the elements to become a truly global and industry leading spirits brand,” says Grain & Barrel founder Matti Anttila.
From the sunny shores of California to South Africa’s Cape St. Francis to the reefs of Australia, continue searching for that perfect wave and now that perfect spirit while following your own Endless Summer!
About Bruce Brown Films
Bruce Brown Films, LLC is an intellectual property management company that develops, manages, and licenses its intellectual property movie portfolio, including such popular titles as The Endless Summer (1964) and Oscar nominated On Any Sunday (1971), starring Steve McQueen.
Based in Torrance, California, the company actively manages licensees from around the world, including the United States of America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan, China, and Taiwan, who manufacture products that target fans inspired by a similar passion for outdoor action sports, adventure, and travel.www.brucebrownfilms.com
About Grain & Barrel Spirits
Grain & Barrel Spirits is an emerging spirits producer and marketer with a portfolio of innovative alcohol beverage products distributed in the United States and abroad. With offices in Florida and South Carolina, Grain & Barrel’s current portfolio includes Dixie Southern Vodka, Chickencock American Whiskey and Cabana Cachaa. Grain & Barrel is an affiliate of Island Club Brands, LLC. www.grainandbarrel.com