Will handle foreign sales beginning with Cannes
The Indomina Group has established an in-house international sales division to handle foreign sales for the company and will begin operations at Cannes as a division of Indomina Releasing.
The sales arm will be overseen by veteran foreign distribution execs Catherine Quantschnigg and Carole Siller.
Quantschnigg serves as VP of international sales and joined the company from IM Global, where she sold “Paranormal Activity” and Tom Ford’s “A Single Man.” Prior to that she worked for Showtime Networks.
Siller’s an independent strategic consultant who’s spent 20 years in the entertainment business.
The sales slate includes the vampire thriller “Reign of Blood” with Elizabeth Hurley, Danny Huston, Wes Bentley, Alice Eve, Gemma Arterton, Mark Strong, Eddie Marsan and Kevin McKidd attached; the horror feature “The Shrine” starring Aaron Ashmore and Cindy Sampson (U.S. theatrical release in 2011 through IFC Films); and the comedy “Tiny Furniture” staring Lena Dunham and Merritt Wever (released by IFC in the U.S.).
“Indomina has been built as an innovative production, distribution, and now sales company that operates on a sound business plan that allows us to choose projects that align with our overall business model,” said CEO Jasbinder Singh ManMann.
Indomina Releasing recently inked an exclusive multi-year distribution deal with Vivendi Entertainment covering home video, digital, internet, television, VOD and mobile platforms. Its debut domestic theatrical release is Yuen Woo Ping’s martial arts feature “True Legend,” starring Vincent Zhao, Zhou Xun, Michelle Yeoh and the late David Carradine; it opens May 13.
The three-year-old Indomina Group has also partnered with Pinewood Studios Group, to build, operate, manage and market a new film and television studio facility in the Dominican Republic.