Clay EpsteinPresident, Film Mode Entertainment
Clay Epstein is the President and Owner of Film Mode Entertainment, a worldwide sales and distribution entity with a producer friendly initiative. The company has gained a significant market share in a competitive marketplace, with such films as HOOKING UP starring Brittany Snow and STAGE MOTHER starring Jacki Weaver and Lucy Liu. Upcoming releases include CHICK FIGHT starring Alec Baldwin and BREACH starring Bruce Willis. Film Mode also represents Screen Media’s 600 title library and has a first look deal with Bondit, a production and lending facility. Prior to Film Mode, Clay was SVP Sales & Acquisitions at Arclight Films. He was instrumental in acquiring and representing high profile films such as Paul Schrader’s DOG EAT DOG starring Nicolas Cage, and the Spirig brother’s PREDESTINATION starring Ethan Hawke. Earlier in his career, Clay represented prestigious titles such as TSOTSI (2006, Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language,) and THE LAST STATION (2010, Academy Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress.) Clay earned a BA in Fine Arts, from California State University, Northridge majoring in Film Production and minoring in Italian Language. Clay is an Executive Producer, an instructor at UCLA Extension, and a frequent lecturer at film festivals worldwide. He is the Chairperson of Independent Film & Television Alliance, a member of IDA, FIND, BAFTA LA, PGA and the Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts.