Magazine article Screen International

Saboteur Media Launches Production, Sales, Finance Venture

Magazine article Screen International

Saboteur Media Launches Production, Sales, Finance Venture

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New York-based Saboteur Media has launched a production and finance operation with a broader sales remit and hired former Miramax International senior executive Mark Lindsay as president of distribution.

The moves comes as executive director Nick Quested expands the suite of services beyond those of documentary distributor and sales company initially launched under the auspices of Goldcrest Films.

Saboteur now operates as a stand-alone entity that produces, finances and sells narrative and documentary features, with particular emphasis on empowering the New York creative community and an opportunistic eye towards television.

The company has the ability to finance tax credits and invest equity in select projects, which will not rely on pre-sales in order to get greenlight. It serves as co-producer on all five titles headed for Cannes.

Lindsay, whose executive roles have included head of sales and distribution at Kimmel International, Arclight, and Cargo, will introduce three narratives and two documentaries to buyers next month.

Love Thy Keepers is a sci-fiproject from Josh Janowicz set to begin production in May. The roster encompasses Quested?s Cleaning House, a New York-set contemporary noir based on Mark Grisar?s award-winning screenplay that begins shooting in July, and psychological horror Seize from Jimmy Loweree set for an August shoot.

Saboteur will offer two completed documentaries: hip-hop title Word Is Bond from Sacha Jenkins featuring Nas, J Cole, Run the Jewels, Rakim, The Lox, Rapsody, Tech N9ne; and The Iconoclast from King Adz, about art thief and fugitive Michel van Rijn. …

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