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Saban Films Re-Ups President Bill Bromiley and CFO Shanan Becker

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Saban Films announced today that President Bill Bromiley and Chief Financial Officer Shanan Becker have renewed their contracts with the Los Angeles-based film acquisition and distribution company for another four years through 2020.

Since its launch in May 2014, Saban Films has released 21 films with another 16 to be released through 2018. Saban continues to acquire commercial, talent-driven films to be released theatrically as well as across various digital platforms.

Chairman and CEO of Saban Capital Group Haim Saban. "Bill and Shanan have exhibited the financial discipline necessary to guide the company to its second year of profitability in its short history.  This extension shows our confidence in what they have built and their ability to guide the company into its next stage of growth."

Saban’s successes have run the gamut from critically acclaimed theatrical films like Tommy Lee Jones’ The Homesman, to premiere VOD titles including I Am Wrath starring John Travolta, to one of the biggest Fathom events in 2016 with Rob Zombie’s horror thriller 31

Adam Chesnoff, President and COO of Saban Capital Group added, "Bill and Shanan have shown the combination of creative and business acumen to make Saban Films a resounding success.  Their ability to successfully acquire and tailor distribution strategies to each film in the current landscape is a testament to their hard work, expertise and passion."

Bromiley and Becker will continue to elevate the profile of Saban Films over the next four years as a competitive force in the acquisition and distribution of high-end independent films.  The company has been a very active buyer at festivals such as Berlin, Cannes, Toronto and Sundance - acquiring films such as The Homesman, The Last Face, The Girl with All the Gifts, The Forger and American Heist.  Prior to Saban Films the duo worked together at RLJ Entertainment, where Bromiley was responsible for content acquisition and Becker oversaw finance, planning, and analysis.

Saban Films’ slate includes: Academy Award® Nominee Roland Joffé’s The Forgiven starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Sean Penn’s The Last Face starring Charlize Theron and Javier Bardem; Jonathan Mostow’s The Hunter’s Prayer starring Sam Worthington and Odeya Rush; Colm McCarthy’s apocalyptic thriller The Girl with All the Gifts, which made its North American Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and stars six-time Academy Award® Winner Glenn Close, Gemma Arterton and Paddy Considine; Walter Hill’s The Assignment, which also made its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival and starring Michelle Rodriguez and Sigourney Weaver; and John Michael McDonagh’s War on Everyone starring Michael Peña, Alexander Skarsgård and Theo James.

About Saban Films

Saban Films, an affiliate of Saban Capital Group (“SCG”), is a film acquisition and distribution company which acquires high-quality, feature films to distribute in North America.  Focusing on commercial, talent driven films, the company looks at projects in all stages of production for release across multiple platforms, including a day and date theatrical/VOD release strategy.

Based in Los Angeles, Saban Films was established by Haim Saban, SCG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and is led by Bill Bromiley who serves as president, Shanan Becker, Chief Financial Officer and Ness Saban, Director of Business Development.

Since the company’s launch in 2014, Saban Films has released The Homesman starring Tommy Lee Jones and Hilary Swank; Rob Zombie’s 31; Tracers starring Taylor Lautner; Philip Martin’s The Forger starring John Travolta; American Heist starring Hayden Christensen and Adrien Brody; Some Kind of Beautiful starring Pierce Brosnan, Salma Hayek and Jessica Alba; Man Up starring Simon Pegg and Lake Bell; MI-5 starring Kit Harington; Alex and Benjamin Brewer’s The Trust starring Nicolas Cage and Elijah Wood; Tom Tykwer’s A Hologram for the King starring Tom Hanks; sci-fi horror film Cell starring John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson; I Am Wrath with John Travolta; and Renny Harlin’s action comedy Skiptrace, starring Jackie Chan and Johnny Knoxville.

 

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