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European Film Market

Screen Media today on Tuesday (5) announced a sales partnership with Film Mode Entertainment kicking off at EFM this week.

The roster for buyers includes sci-fi thriller Stray, family film A Very Nutty Christmas, and comedy-horror You Might Be The Killer. Film Mode will also engage with buyers on Screen Media’s catalogue of more than 600 titles.

“Screen Media has been looking for new strategic partnerships as we begin to aggressively grow our business,” said Screen Media president David Fannon. “Partnering with Film Mode not only allows us to work with a top-notch sales company and maximize our foreign presence, but we can now actively pursue more worldwide acquisition and co-production opportunities.”

“We’re delighted to be working more closely with the Screen Media team,” said Film Mode president Clay Epstein. “They have an excellent track record in distribution and a valuable catalogue that provides a competitive advantage in the marketplace, enabling us to better service our clients and producers.”

Screen Media, acquired in 2017 by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment Inc, is lining up a US distribution slate that includes Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote in April. Prior titles include Bel Canto starring Julianne Moore and directed by Paul Weitz, Stephen King’s A Good Marriage, Ride starring and directed by Helen Hunt, and The Private Lives Of Pippa Lee, written and directed by Rebecca Miller.

Cataologue titles include Monster starring Charlize Theron and Cristina Ricci, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape with Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio, and The Upside Of Anger, starring Kevin Costner and Joan Allen.

Film Mode’s sales titles have included The Good Neighbor starring James Caan, and Gangster Land with Milo Gibson and Jason Patric. Upcoming releases include Crypto starring Beau Knapp, Alexis Bledel and Kurt Russell, the remake of David Cronenberg’s Rabid from the Soska Sisters, and Stage Mother starring, Jackie Weaver, Lucy Liu and Adrian Grenier.