Saban Films Picks Up North American Rights to Hostile Territory

Saban Films is planning a nationwide theatrical release for the action-western drama Hostile Territory later this year. The Saban Capital Group subsidiary has had a pretty busy slate since its inception in 2014, releasing several notable movies, including Tom Hanks comedy-drama A Hologram for the King and 2017’s Power Rangers. Both those films were joint … Read more

Saban Films Acquires ‘Twist’ Starring Michael Caine, Lena Headey, And Rita Ora

Saban Films Acquires Twist Starring Michael Caine Lena Headey And

Saban Films has acquired North American rights to Martin Owen’s “Twist,” the company announced on Monday. From a script written by John Wrathall (“Good,” “The Liability”), the modern take on Charles Dickens’ classic Oliver Twist stars Academy Award winner Michael Caine (“The Dark Knight” series), Golden Globe Award nominee Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones,” “Fighting … Read more

Saban Films Turns 5: How the Indie Studio Grew While Rivals Faltered

Saban Films Turns 5 How the Indie Studio Grew While

Saban Films doesn’t make the most noise. It doesn’t have the splashiest premieres or parties. But the indie film label just quietly did what many of its early rival failed to pull off. It celebrated its fifth anniversary at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. “We stuck to our plan,” Saban Films founder Bill Bromiley told … Read more

Roku Inks Saban Films Deal for First Pay-TV Window Rights to Some Titles

Roku Inks Saban Films Deal for First Pay TV Window Rights

Roku, in its latest bid to pack more exclusive content into The Roku Channel, landed a deal with Saban Films giving the streaming platform pay-one window streaming rights to a select batch of movies from the boutique film acquisition and distribution company’s current slate. It’s the first pay-one licensing agreement for Roku, making The Roku … Read more

Saban Films President on Netflix, Amazon’s Big Buys and How to Be “Agnostic”

Saban Films President on Netflix Amazons Big Buys and How

Saban Films is heading into its fifth year at the Toronto International Film Festival. The anniversary comes as smaller distribution outfits like Broad Green and The Orchard have folded or been sold off, upstarts like Neon aggressively court filmmaker-fronted projects and streamers continue to cut bigger and bigger checks. But, says Saban Films head Bill … Read more

Saban Films Snags Comedy ‘The Stand-In’ With Drew Barrymore in Dual Role

Saban Films Snags Comedy The Stand In With Drew Barrymore in

Saban Films announced Wednesday it has acquired the North American rights to “The Stand-In,” a comedy from Jamie Babbit that stars Drew Barrymore and Drew Barrymore in a dual lead role. Babbit’s film was a selection of Tribeca and co-stars Michael Zegen, Ellie Kemper, T.J. Miller and Holland Taylor. Sam Bain wrote the script. “The … Read more

Saban Films President Talks Digital Hit ‘The Silencing,’ Pivoting During COVID-19

Saban Films President Talks Digital Hit ‘The Silencing Pivoting During

Defining a successful movie release has been a fraught task lately due to the coronavirus pandemic, as premium theatrical films shift to digital debuts and massive blockbusters get kicked down the calendar. Thanks to a few transparent scoreboards like the iTunes store, however, the industry can see plainly when a hit is a hit. Last … Read more

Saban Films Acquires Constantin’s Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Tides,’ Horror Reboot ‘Wrong Turn’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Saban Films Acquires Constantins Sci Fi Thriller ‘Tides Horror Reboot ‘Wrong

Saban Films has acquired the rights to two titles from Munich-based “Resident Evil” producer Constantin Film. The deals include North American and U.K. rights to the adventure thriller “Tides,” directed by Tim Fehlbaum, and North American rights to director Mike P. Nelson’s anticipated horror reboot, “Wrong Turn.” Mister Smith Entertainment is handling worldwide sales on … Read more

Olivia Cooke, Alec Baldwin Comedy Thriller ‘Pixie’ Acquired by Saban Films

Olivia Cooke Alec Baldwin Comedy Thriller Pixie Acquired by Saban

Saban Films is closing a deal to acquire the North American distribution rights to “Pixie,” which stars Olivia Cooke, Alec Baldwin and Ben Hardy, the distributor announced Friday. “Pixie” also stars Daryl McCormack and Colm Meaney. Barnaby Thompson directed and produced the comedic thriller based on a script by Preston Thompson. James Clayton also produced … Read more

Saban Films Takes ‘The Vault’ as TF1 Studio Closes U.K., Italy (EXCLUSIVE)

Saban Films Takes ‘The Vault as TF1 Studio Closes UK

Saban Films has acquired rights to the U.S. and Canada on Jaume Balagueró’s “The Vault” (F.K.A. “Way Down”), starring Famke Janssen of “X-Men” franchise fame, Sam Riley (“Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” “Maleficent”), and Golden Globe nominee Freddie Highmore (“Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Bates Motel”). Also starring are Astrid Bergès-Frisbey (“King Arthur: Legend of … Read more