Magazine article Variety

New Buyers Bring Cash, Hop on Festival Titles

Magazine article Variety

New Buyers Bring Cash, Hop on Festival Titles

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SABAN FILMS

Principals: Bill Bromiley, president

Where he's from: RLJ Entertainment, formerly Image Entertainment

Films acquired: "The Forger," "American Heist," "Tracers" at Toronto; "The Homesman" at Cannes

Films released: None

Strategy: The film subsidiary of Haim Saban's TV-oriented company plans to release mainstream movies, plus an occasional prestige title like Tommy Lee Jones' "The Homesman," costarring Hilary Swank.

BROAD GREEN PICTURES

Principals: Brothers Gabriel Hammond, CEO; and Daniel Hammond, chief creative officer

Where they're from: Hedge fund managers

Films acquired: "99 Homes," "Samba" at Toronto; "10.000 KM," "Green Room"

Films released: None

Strategy: Niche titles that can break out; "Samba" is from the "Intouchables" directors; "10.000 KM" is from Spain. Jeremy Saulnier ("Blue Ruin") directs "Green Room."

CLARIUS ENTERTAINMENT

Principal: William Sadleir, chairman

Where he's from: Ronald Reagan's White House; tech company Dayna, Tempus Ent. …

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