Established in 2001 and based in Los Angeles, CA, Lightning Entertainment is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in the international sales, licensing, representation, marketing and distribution of premier independent content in all available media. With a strong presence at major international film markets and established relationships with key distributors in global territories, Lightning focuses on monetizing superior films theatrically and in ancillary markets including home entertainment, television, emerging media, and video-on-demand & digital platforms. The company represents one of the largest libraries of high-quality pictures in today's independent marketplace.
Lightning Entertainment distributes films of every genre in the United States and Canada, boasting a remarkable presence on both in-store and digital shelf space. Their distribution arm reaches all available nationwide home entertainment platforms including (but not limited to) Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Redbox, Netflix, iTunes, Google Play, Hulu, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Amazon, Vudu, and most major video-on-demand cable providers. Lightning Entertainment's domestic distribution branch features the ability to adaptively generate domestic revenue in a rapidly changing industry.
Notable films on Lightning's slate have included the acclaimed drama JUNEBUG, which garnered Amy Adams a best supporting actress Academy Award™ nomination, BONNEVILLE, the roadtrip comedy starring Jessica Lange, Kathy Bates, and Joan Allen, political documentary LAST PARTY 2000 with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Noam Chomsky, and Robert Downey Jr., the dark comedic thriller MOMENT OF TRUTH featuring Academy Award™ winner Melissa Leo, Academy Award™ nominee Thomas Haden Church and Academy Award™ nominee Elisabeth Shue, BEAUTIFUL BOY, the critically praised drama starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen, romance drama LOVE AND HONOR starring Liam Hemsworth, documentary HOW TO MAKE MONEY SELLING DRUGS with Susan Sarandon and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, comedy THE HOT FLASHES starring Brooke Shields, Daryl Hannah, and Virginia Madsen, and the thriller COLUMBUS CIRCLE, featuring Selma Blair, Kevin Pollak, Amy Smart, and Giovanni Ribisi.
Brand new to Lightning's lineup from TIFF 2015 is THE MIND'S EYE, where a drifter with psychic powers takes on an evil doctor and his crew of telekinetic assassins. Also new is the uproarious buddy comedy FLOCK OF DUDES, starring Hillary Duff, Skylar Astin, Ray Liotta, and an ensemble cast of today's funniest comedians. New to our slate is sci-fi adventure – thriller SYNKHOLE, where a group of students begin a descent into the depths of a mysterious cave, and BLACK ROSE, an action/crime thriller that searches for a gruesome killer on the loose. Rounding out our lineup is supernatural horror title ANGUISH, straight from its well-heralded debut at Fantasia Fest 2015 and comedy THE BETTER HALF, starring Chris Parnell. Recently completed is THE PACK, a relentless thriller that follows a family fighting for their lives under brutal attack from a pack of vicious wild dogs.