ADRIANA CHIESA ENTERPRISES (IT)
ADRIANA CHIESA ENTERPRISES SRL (A.C.E.), was founded in 1990 by Adriana Chiesa Di Palma. Though at creation, A.C.E.’s principal activity was international film distribution, today it also acquires films, concludes co-productions and actively participates in the development of film projects.
ARCLIGHT FILMS PTY (AU, US)
Arclight Films is a full-service international sales, production and distribution company. Founded in Australia in 2002 by Gary Hamilton and Victor Syrmis, the company currently has offices in Los Angeles, New York, London, Sydney, Melbourne, Toronto and Tokyo, and works with many of the most creative and successful professionals in the entertainment industry.
Arclight Films encompasses two subsidiary releasing labels, Darclight Films and Easternlight Films. The labels catering respectively to genre films and Asian films are the product of Arclight’s unique understanding of the global marketplace, and its experience and expertise at effectively positioning films within it.
BETA CINEMA (DE)
Beta Cinema is the theatrical division of Beta Film. Launched in 2001, Beta Cinema has established itself as a “boutique-operation” for independent feature films with strong theatrical potential. Beta Cinema’s philosophy is to keep its selective acquisition policy of 10 to 15 titles per year to fully develop the theatrical potential of each title according to its character
BRISTOL MEDIA INTERNATIONAL (US, UK)
New York and London based International Sales company.
C-FILMS AG (CH)
C-FILMS AG is nationally and internationally involved in the following activities:
– Development and production of TV Movies and TV Series
– Development and production of Theatrical Movies
– Development and production of Documentaries and Documentary Series
CINEMAVAULT RELEASING (CA)
Cinemavault Releasing is a motion picture sales company specialising in diverse and distinctive independent feature films. Based in Toronto, Canada, we have built a library of over 300 titles as well as relationships with producers, directors, studios and distributors around the world. Our goal is to seek out eclectic films with style and substance that have a worldwide appeal.
COPRODUCTION OFFICE (DK, DE, FR)
Coproduction Office is a sales and product label for daring and engaging award-winning films by directors with strong personal visions.
DECKERT DISTRIBUTION GMBH (DE)
Deckert Distribution stands for director-led, high-quality, award-winning documentary films.
French distributor and international sales.
DOCUMENTARY EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES (US)
We produce, distribute and promote quality ethnographic, documentary and non-fiction films from around the world. We were founded in 1968 by independent filmmakers whose collaborations reflect a lifetime of engagement and respect for their subjects. Documentary Educational Resources’ films foster cross-cultural understanding through educational video and film.
EPIC PICTURES (US)
Epic Distribution primarily focused is on the worldwide sales of theatrical motion pictures, television and direct-to-DVD/VOD. Epic’s foreign sales seek out relationships with creative and exceptional producers and talent to secure A-level, quality projects.
Epic Distribution actively develops a full range of new relationships and strategic alliances with financiers, independent production companies, producers and studios.
EuropaCorp is a French movie company created by Luc Besson. He built it alongside Leeloo (which he uses for the production and distribution of his films) with the intention of it being a French alternative to Hollywood. Some of the films produced by the company are aimed at the mainstream international market, such as Wasabi and Kiss of the Dragon. For the French domestic market, the films that the company produces are more culturally oriented, being directed by arthouse directors such as Mimmo Calopresti.
FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL (US)
FANTASTIC FILMS INTERNATIONAL, LLC is a self-styled, efficient operation with a commitment to finding and distributing quality, independent films internationally. Our goal is to make FFI a brand that ensures independent excellence and maximum return to our international buyers. We accomplish this by acquiring only a few new films each year that are worthy of the “Fantastic” label. This standard also gives each new “fantastic” film the attention they deserve.
FILMEXPORT GROUP (IT)
Filmexport Group is Italy’s oldest world sales company for feature films. Founded in 1970, our company have known a constant growth reaching a catalogue of more than 600 features, series and documentaries of all different genres, available for worldwide licensing in all rights and media. We currently represent the best Italian producers, and we have more recently diversified our activity with the production of feature films and the acquisition of international theatrical pictures for domestic distribution.
FILMFOUR LTD (UK)
Branch of Channel 4 producing and distributing feature and documentary films.
FILMS DISTRIBUTION (FR)
Films Distribution is an international sales agency set up in 1997 by Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and François Yon.
Since then, the company has made a name for itself in the marketplace as a highly-specialised outfit, working exclusively with feature films and selling to international distributors and broadcasters.
Films Distribution now handles a library of approximately 800 features, 200 of which are available worldwide. Each year, we add 15 to 20 new titles to our international sales slate.
FIRST-HAND FILMS (CH)
First-Hand Films wants:
– To be fast in both perception and empathy, and to be precise in decision and deed.
– To believe in stories told, well told, differently said, and to believe in captivating audiences, as small as they might be.
– To render impeccable service, friendly professionalism, and have a sense of humour.
– To remain curious about the world and ambitious in improving it.
FOCUS FEATURES (US)
Focus Features is a motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company committed to bringing moviegoers the most original stories from the world’s most innovative filmmakers.
HanWay Films has established itself as a successful and respected international sales, distribution and marketing company specialising in high-profile quality films.
HanWay Films arranges financing, sales and distribution for all films from Jeremy Thomas’ Recorded Picture Company (RPC) and third-party producers and directors.
HBO FILMS (US)
Tackling controversial topics, partnering with high profile talent on entertaining, thought-provoking and emotionally charged movies are the cornerstones that mark HBO Films productions.
Production and distributing company with international experience.
LAKESHORE ENTERTAINMENT (US)
Lakeshore Entertainment is one of the leading independent production, finance and international sales and distribution companies.
Lakeshore has produced more than 60 films including the Academy Award® winning MILLION DOLLAR BABY as well as RUNAWAY BRIDE, THE MOTHMAN PROPHECIES, the UNDERWORLD franchise, EXORCISM OF EMILY ROSE, CRANK, THE GIFT, AUTUMN IN NEW YORK and ARLINGTON ROAD.
LES FILMS DU LOSANGE (FR)
Les Films du Losange is one of France’s most prestigious independent production and distribution companies.
With a catalogue of over 80 movies, featuring directors such as Éric Rohmer, Barbet Schroeder, and Roger Planchon, alongside new movies by Michael Haneke, Jacques Rivette, Otar Ioseliani and others, Les Films du Losange continues to defend a particular conception of quality filmmaking – stimulating, relevant and audacious.
LIONS GATE ENTERTAINMENT (US)
Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (sometimes stylized as Lionsgate) is a North American entertainment company. As of 2007, it is the most commercially successful independent film and television distribution company in North America.
Lolafilms is a Spanish motion picture production and distribution company, Oscar winner for the best foreign film. It has produced the most renowned Spanish films and has participated in significant productions of the past 30 years Spanish film scene.
MINERVA PICTURES GROUP (IT)
In line with the corporate remit – which has always been to promote and enhance film products in all their forms – the RAROVIDEO brand aims to offer the greatest works in the history of Italian and international film in DVD format
All the films published by Minerva/RaroVideo are distinguished by the quality of both the digital format in which they are proposed and the critical contributions by which they are accompanied (which range from introductions by the most highly respected scholars of Italian film to real and proper booklets relative to the work in question).
MIRAMAX INTERNATIONAL (US)
Miramax Films is a motion picture production, financing and worldwide distribution company committed to its mission of providing audiences with high quality, innovative and risk-taking films from the world’s best filmmakers, established and emerging.
MK2 Films (FR)
MK2 Group is the first independent group in France to include all the branches of the cinema industry from production, distribution & sales departments to DVD edition, TV production, Music production and Theatrical exhibition.
MK2 catalogue includes Arthouse, Classics and Animated feature films: a library of over 300 titles with, for instance, movies by Chaplin, Truffaut, Lynch, Altman, Wenders, Kieslowski, Resnais, Carné, Haneke, Chabrol, Chatiliez, Bresson, Kiarostami, Taviani, etc.
MOONSTONE ENTERTAINMENT (US)
Moonstone Entertainment has become one of the world’s leading independent film producers and distributors, known for films of high quality and commercial success. A cornerstone of Moonstone’s achievements has been the close relationships chairman Ernst “Etchie” Stroh enjoys with distributors worldwide, as well as his connections to respected filmmakers.
NEW LINE CINEMA (US)
Over the past 40 years, New Line has expanded to become a multi-media company with various profitable divisions, having created some of the most successful film franchises in history.
The studio’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy grossed nearly $3 billion at the worldwide box office, and over $3 billion in consumer spending in home entertainment and merchandising.
ONOMA is a co-production and international sales company, for both feature films and documentaries.
ONOMA is actively involved in international co-productions, providing international financing to independent producers, in worldwide sales of high quality French and foreign films and documentaries and acquisition for both international and domestic sales. Our primary strategy is to develop a close and long-term relationship with producers and directors from all over the world which shall allow a regular and constant flow of films with real international potential. We are thus co-producing between 3 to 5 feature films and between 3 to 7 documentaries per year.
PARKLAND PICTURES (GB)
London based film distributor.
PATHE PICTURES INTERNATIONAL (GB)
Pathe has a major presence in the UK film industry, operating as a fully integrated studio. It is involved in all aspects of film-making, from production and development through to international sales and distribution.
PYRAMIDE INTERNATIONAL (FR)
Pyramide International is part of Pyramide group which is also a domestic distribution company in France (Pyramide Distribution) and a French production company (Pyramide Productions).
As a world sales agent, Pyramide International (former FPI) has deliberately focussed on the “film d’auteur”, willing to promote abroad films by young directors like Sandrine Veysset (WILL IT SNOW FOR XMAS ?), Diego Lerman (TAN DE REPENTE), Wang Xiao-Shuai (BEIJING BICYCLE), Eleonore Faucher (BRODEUSES) and more recently Etgar Keret & Shira Geffen (JELLYFISH – Camera d’Or Cannes 2007) and Lucia Puenzo (XXY – Grand Prize of Critics’ Week Cannes 2007) and to follow up with those directors and their producers who have trusted the company.
RAI TRADE (IT)
From archives to soundtracks, from major sports events to documentaries, from mini-series to news, from films to entertainment: Rai Trade is the exclusive distributor in Italy and abroad of all rights to Rai’s productions.
REZO FILM INTERNATIONAL (FR)
REZO is the world sales arm of Rezo Films, one of France’s leading independent theatrical distributor.
REZO handles the sales of a dozen films every year, both foreign and French.
Our editorial line is split between a strong attachment to world-famous filmmakers (Alexander Sokurov, Eric Rohmer, Volker Schlöndorff, John Sayles) and the promotion of new directors ( Julie Delpy’s two days in Paris, Courtney Hunt’s Frozen River).
ROISSY FILMS (FR)
Roissy Films is one of the leading French International Distribution companies specialised in high profile feature films and made-for-TV programs.
SHOWCASE ENTERTAINMENT (US)
The showcase is a member of the Independent Film & Television Alliance (formerly known as AFMA) and attends all of the major film and television markets each year (i.e., AFM, Cannes, Berlin, NATPE, MIP TV and MIPCOM). Showcase has an excellent line up of product and maintains exceptionally strong, ongoing relationships with the leading distributors worldwide. The showcase was recently listed as having one of the best reputations in the industry by one of the major international trade publications.
SIDE STREET STUDIOS
Side Street Studios based out of New York distributes, produces, and promotes quality films for every genre. We have represented films from the top festivals such as SXSW, Tribeca, NYFF, and The Clermont-Ferrand.
SND-GROUP M6 (FR)
French film distribution company.
SPERANZA FILM A.S. (NO)
Speranza produce feature films, documentaries, music videos, short films, and TV-series.
The films have won some International and Norwegian awards.
STUDIOCANAL, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Canal+ Group, is a major player in France and Europe in the financing, acquisition and distribution of cinema films.
Supported by a very comprehensive catalogue which now comprises more than 5000 French, English, American and German films, STUDIOCANAL has acquired a unique position in all lines of business: cinema distribution, video, TV sales and international sales, generating an annual turnover of 400 million euros.
STUDIOCANAL operates directly, or via wholly-owned subsidiaries, in the three major European markets: France, Germany (Kinowelt) and Great Britain (Optimum Releasing), representing over 200 million people.
TF1 INTERNATIONAL (FR)
TF1 is an integrated communications group developing activities in growth markets around its core business.
Today, the TF1 Group’s activities cover the whole audiovisual industry: upstream in production, acquisitions and sales of audiovisual rights and also in the distribution of feature films.
TrustNordisk is the result of the 2008 merger between two powerful sales companies Trust Film Sales and Nordisk Film International Sales.
TrustNordisk has over 35 combined years of expertise and know-how in film sales on the international film festivals and markets. TrustNordisk represents a feature film catalogue of more than 500 films including Oscar and Cannes winners. Directors in the stable include Lars von Trier, Susanne Bier, Thomas Vinterberg, Ole Bornedal, Anders Thomas Jensen, Lukas Moodysohn, Jan Troell & Niels Arden.
TrustNordisk is based in Copenhagen and is the premier sales agent in the Nordic region.
VARIETY COMMUNICATIONS (IT)
Variety Communications is a Rome based company having decades of experience in worldwide film distribution.
The catalogue offers a vast array of film genres available in different languages: action and adventure, historical, mythological and peplum, war, thriller and horror, sexy, and great classics of drama, western and comedy, Italian style.
Variety Communications also distributes a series of classic family animation movies of Italian production, some TV series internationally and recently released Italian film productions.
Italian based international film production company.
Vitagraph is a distribution company based in Italy that deals with the sale of international short, feature and documentary films to Italian television channels, as well as with the worldwide purchase of Italian short, feature and documentary films. Vitagraph is also concerned with the theatrical distribution on the Italian territory, such as for The Addiction by Abel Ferrara, My Best Friend – Klaus Kinski by Werner Herzog and Time of Love by Mohsen Makhmalbaf.
Mainly, Vitagraph is involved in independent cinema, trying out to discover and choose images born from creative approaches. Vitagraph aims at professionally presenting original works primarily emerged from the recent Renaissance of independent documentaries in Italy. In the last two years, documentaries are being increasingly produced in Italy, and this Renaissance is the new instance of Italian panorama. Vitagraph has become an instrumental landmark for creative documentary filmmakers and producers in Italy, providing them with the international market and festival opportunities.
WIDE MANAGEMENT (FR)
WIDE Management is a leading independent sales company, currently representing more than ten new features films every year, and a library of more than 400 fiction titles and 300 documentaries. Our catalogue contains an impressive variety of movies from internationally acclaimed directors and actors.
WILD BUNCH (FR, UK)
Dedicated to the nurture, development and creative exploitation of the radical, the innovative, the visionary, the truly extraordinary, in cinema worldwide. Our only criteria are excellence, the singularity of vision and that each new project offers a new challenge, a new development. Often controversial, always provocative, our line-up stands as our statement of intent.
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Part of the job 🙂 Sales Agencies used to be a very important part of the distribution process, now on their way out ‘cos of the digital distribution. Thanks for stopping by 🙂