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AFM: Bondit Media, Film Mode Form ‘One Stop Shop’ Joint Venture

Film, TV and media financier BondIt Media Capital has formed a joint venture with sales and production banner Film Mode Entertainment.

The joint venture, unveiled Thursday at the American Film Market, aims to bring a “one-stop solution” to producers that includes financial lending, sales and production services.

The deal was announced by Matthew Helderman, CEO and co-founder of BondIt, and Clay Epstein, president of Film Mode. Bondit has backed “Loving Vincent” and “To the Bone.” Recent Film Mode titles include a reimagining of David Cronenberg’s “Rabid” and “Crypto,” starring Kurt Russell, Alexis Bledel and Luke Hemsworth.

“Clay and the Film Mode team have been a perfect partner for BondIt given their candor and transparency while also following through on strong sales across multiple genres,” said Helderman. “We look forward to building a long-standing partnership as we continue to ramp up our collective production and financing operations.”

Epstein said, “We complement each other while having the same initiative: that is, to work with great material, talented filmmakers and well-respected partners to build synergies that will enable both parties to grow.”

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BondIt and Film Mode have already collaborated on the upcoming “Stage Mother,” starring Jacki Weaver, and “Dreamkatcher,” starring Radha Mitchell and Lin Shaye.

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