Screen Media Ventures, LLC is a leading global independent motion picture distribution company with a broad distribution network that includes U.S. and international theatrical, home video, television, cable and new media distribution, with one of the largest independently owned motion picture libraries. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York City.
In the U.S., Screen Media has launched over 16 syndication packages of motion pictures to broadcast television stations on both a cash and barter basis making Screen Media the largest independent supplier of motion pictures to the U.S. broadcast markets. In addition, Screen Media licenses programming to basic and pay cable outlets including HBO, Showtime, Starz, Turner, Lifetime, A&E, Encore, Sci-Fi Channel, Court TV, Hallmark, and U.S.A. Networks.
Internationally, Screen Media’s distribution activities cover all media throughout the world. The Company’s client base includes broadcasters, video distributors and new media providers with high visibility at every industry trade show, including NATPE, Berlin, The American Film Market, MIP-TV, MIPCOM, DISCOP, the Asian Television Forum, and the Cannes Film Festival. As one of the largest independent suppliers of motion pictures to the international market, Screen Media is a source of high-performance titles with proven box-office and strong cast appeal, including stars such as Keanu Reeves, Antonio Banderas, Paul Newman, Mike Myers, Penelope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Melanie Griffith, Al Pacino, Jude Law, Kim Basinger, Kevin Bacon, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, Jean-Claude van Damme, Robin Williams and Patrick Swayze.
In 2001, Screen Media launched its home video label, Screen Media Films. Universal Studios Home Entertainment is Screen Media’s primary distributor. To date, the Company has released more than 80 titles including: Noel starring Susan Sarandon and Penelope Cruz; Loverboy starring Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick and Matt Dillon; One Last Dance starring Patrick Swayze;Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber starring Jennifer Love Hewitt;Strange Bedfellows starring Paul Hogan and Chilly Dogs starring Leslie Nielsen.
In 2011, Popcornflix was launched on the web. Today it is available in over 40 countries and can also be found on most major set top devices, phones, and connected TVs. The Popcornflix family of streaming media channels are ad-supported platforms. Each film or program includes pre-roll, spot ads and banner ads that offer content and advertising partners a great opportunity to connect with a movie viewing audience.
Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Corporate Animals, the horror comedy from Patrick
Posted 21st Feb in Acquisition
U.S. distributor Screen Media and Clay Epstein’s sales outfit Film Mode have struck a deal whereby the latter will represent Screen Media’s international sales titles. Where possible, the duo will also look to acquire world rights on projects going forward.
Posted 5th Feb in Acquisition
Indie film distributor Screen Media has hired Michael Messina as EVP Distribution and Lisa Burgueno as VP Digital Distribution.
Posted 24th Jan in Acquisition