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Angel Studios Heads to the Marché Du Film in Cannes

Jared Geesey - Chief Distribution Officer, Angel Studios at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival

Angel Studios, the distributor behind movies such as “His Only Son,” “Sound of Freedom” and “Cabrini” was at the Cannes Film Festival for meetings during the Marché du Film, a.k.a. Cannes Film Market. The event coincides with the festival each year and is where film buyers, sales agents producers, distributors other industry professionals gather to cut deals for movie projects in all stages of development or completion.

Unlike many distributors or production companies, Angel wasn’t in Cannes pitching a movie to international financiers or distributors. Nor did they hope to pick up titles during the market. Instead, Jared Geesey, Chief Distribution Officer of Angel Studios, said he was looking for distributors in territories around the world that the company could partner with to release all their films on an ongoing basis.

Geesey sat down with us for an hour as the market got underway, which in Cannes, where free time is scarce, was incredibly generous. In a wide ranging interview he filled us in on the Angel Guild, the means by which the company selects all its projects, how they crowdfund movies and how their Pay-It-Forward model is driving audiences to cinemas.

Source : Celluloid Junkie