Company Recently Expanded into Global Distribution Space with Deals in Key Territories
Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley and Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based global film acquisition and distribution company through the end of 2024. Bromiley and Becker founded the company in May 2014 and will continue to lead the company into its next stages of growth. Saban Films will have released a total of 148 films through the end of this year.
Over the last year, Bromiley and Becker have expanded Saban Films’ presence in the industry, boarding a greater number of projects at the script stage and setting distribution deals beyond North America in territories including: the United Kingdom and Ireland, France, Germany, Spain, Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Iceland), Australia and New Zealand. Next year will also see the culmination of Saban Films’ domestic growth strategy, as the company targets 60 releases, doubling the output of films in just two years.
“Bill and Shanan have successfully grown Saban Films since its formation in 2015. They have demonstrated a keen ability to execute areas of growth year after year while simultaneously adjusting and capitalizing on current market conditions, increasing the profitability on an annual basis,” said Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group Haim Saban.
Adam Chesnoff, President and COO of Saban Capital Group added continued: “Bill and Shanan have continued to lead Saban Films to be the fastest growing independent film distributor including fostering global partnerships and acquiring a record number of films for the company.”
Saban Films’ successes have run the gamut from the horror reboot “Wrong Turn” starring Charlotte Vega and Matthew Modine, and Josh Duhamel’s “Buddy Games,” to Brad Furman’s “City of Lies” starring Johnny Depp and Forest Whitaker and Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms’ “Fatman” with Mel Gibson. Saban Films is a major force in the eventized theatrical space, with some of the biggest Fathom theatrical events on record including horror icon and heavy metal mastermind Rob Zombie’s “3 From Hell” and Kevin Smith’s “Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.”
Recent Saban titles also include: Todd Randall’s “Under the Stadium Lights” starring Laurence Fishburne and Milo Gibson; “Twist” starring Michael Caine, Lena Headey and Rita Ora; “Happily” starring Joel McHale, Kerry Bishé and Stephen Root; “The Vault” starring Famke Janssen, Sam Riley, Freddie Highmore; the Alicia Silverstone wedding comedy “Sister of the Groom;” “Friendsgiving” with Malin Akerman, Christine Taylor and Jane Seymour; “Breach” co-starring Bruce Willis and Cody Kearsley; and many more. Saban Films’ upcoming slate includes: Joel David Moore’s horror thriller “Hide and Seek” starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers; and Jared Cohn’s “Reactor” co-starring Bruce Willis and Patrick Muldoon.
About Saban Films
Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company that has continued to grow its presence in the industry, expanding into the production space. Founded in 2014, the company focuses on commercial, high-quality, talent driven films, boarding projects at all stages of production and through release across multiple platforms in North America, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy. The venture also recently entered the UK market via a partnership with Altitude Media Group. Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as President, and Shanan Becker, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer.
Saban Films’ slate includes: Academy Award Nominee Roland Joffé’s “The Forgiven” starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Sean Penn’s “The Last Face” starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem; Jonathan Mostow’s “The Hunter’s Prayer” starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush; Colm McCarthy’s apocalyptic thriller “The Girl with All the Gifts,” which made its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars six-time Academy Award Winner Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine; Walter Hill’s “The Assignment,” which also made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver; and John Michael McDonagh’s “War on Everyone” starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård and Theo James.