Kent SandersonAcquisitions and Ancillary Distribution, Bleecker Street
Bleecker Street is an independently-financed distributor based in New York City, which was founded in August 2014 by Andrew Karpen. The company has released over 35 films and established itself as a trusted label and champion of original cinema, cumulating an impressive and lauded slate including Debra Granik’s Leave No Trace; Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky; Disobedience starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams; the Academy Award® Nominated Captain Fantastic; the hit thriller Eye in the Sky, and the Academy Award® Nominated Trumbo. With a slate of 7-10 films per year, recent notable and critically-acclaimed titles include: Stephen Daldry’s new comedy Together starring James McAvoy and Sharon Horgan; the Berlin prize winner I’m Your Man with Maren Eggert and Dan Stevens; the Sundance comedy Dream Horse starring Toni Collette and Damian Lewis; Together Together with Ed Helms and Patti Harrison; the Sundance and Venice Film Festival romance The World to Come with Katherine Waterston and Vanessa Kirby; the Colin Firth-Stanley Tucci starrer Supernova, Kitty Green’s The Assistant; and Wild Mountain Thyme starring Emily Blunt and Jamie Dornan. Upcoming releases include: Mass starring Reed Birney, Ann Dowd, Jason Isaacs and Martha Plimpton and Geeta Mehta’s family comedy, India Sweets and Spices. The company also has a number of titles in various stages of production including: Academy Award® winning director Guy Nattiv’s Golda starring Academy Award® winner Helen Mirren; Malgorzata Szumowska’s Infinite Storm starring Naomi Watts; and Emma Holly Jones’ Mr. Malcolm’s List with Freida Pinto and Theo James. Andrew Karpen is the CEO of Bleecker Street, Derval Whelan serves as President of Distribution, Kent Sanderson as President of Acquisitions & Ancillary Distribution, Tyler DiNapoli as President, Marketing, Media and Research, and Myles Bender as President of Marketing & Creative Advertising.