Film Mode Entertainment makes Festival debut
FILMMAKER Clay Epstein’s new company Film Mode Entertainment makes its debut in Cannes this year. Founded earlier this year as a worldwide sales agent and production entity, focusing on commercially driven feature films of all genres and budget sizes, Film Mode Entertainment represents projects at all stages of the filmmaking process – often as Executive Producer – with the aim of helping producers and distributors achieve exposure for their productions. Film Mode makes its first Cannes appearance with six new projects, including directed by Richard Gray and starring Cary Elwes, Jason Momoa, Drew Roy, Haley Webb, and Shane Coffey; and directed by Jon Amiel and starring Christina Hendricks, Abbie Cornish and Emily Watson. More titles will be announced during the Marché du Film and the Festival; the company plans to present a minimum of 10-15 theatrical titles a year. “We are embarking on an era of opportunity within an ever-expanding and evolving marketplace. Film Mode is a company on the cusp of these exciting times that will push the boundaries with new models while focusing on the essence of the creative process,” Epstein said. “Film Mode is the culmination of everything I believe in: being commercially driven, focusing on quality, and doing it with integrity.” Film Mode is based in Beverly Hills, CA, with plans to expand to London, New York and Melbourne in the near future. JN
Film Mode Entertainment’s Clay Epstein.