Press Releases

11.02.2016 | Lightning Strikes Rock

Acquisition Pro Bobby Rock Heads to Lightning Entertainment LOS ANGELES, CA - November 1, 2016 – Lightning Entertainment Group announces today that industry veteran Bobby Rock has been tapped as their new Acquisitions Executive. On behalf of all of us here... ...more

01.22.2016 | Lightning Entertainment Transitions To New Owners

We are pleased to announce that Lightning Entertainment has been acquired by a private investment group. The sale was effective December 31, 2015. Our key staff, including our executive, acquisitions, sales, business affairs, administration and servicing teams will all remain... ...more

11.18.2015 | US Briefs: IFC Midnight takes US on 'The Pack'

The following press release appeared on Screen Daily on November 5, 2015. Written by Jeremy Kay. Plus… Fortitude International begins sales on Android; AFI FEST sets Johnny Depp on-stage conversation; The Strand acquires The KindWords … and more. IFC Midnight has acquired... ...more

11.18.2015 | Lightning Entertainment brings 'Anguish'

The following press release appeared on Screen Daily on November 3, 2015 written by Jeremy Kay. EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Simpkins stars in the supernatural thriller that impressed critics and audiences when it premiered over the summer at the Fantasia International Film Festival... ...more

11.18.2015 | Lightning Entertainment enters 'Mind's Eye'

The following press release appeared in Screen Daily on November 1, 2015. Written by Jeremy Kay. EXCLUSIVE: The Los Angeles-based sales agent has added the Toronto Midnight Madness selection to its market roster and will commence talks with buyers this week. Lightning... ...more

02.18.2014 | HEALING earns fantastic EFM 2014 Reviews

Lightning Entertainment is pleased to present HEALING from acclaimed director Craig Monahan ('The Interview') . Starring Hugo Weaving, Xavier Samuel, and introducing Don Hany, the film drew rave reviews in Screen International and Variety, from its screenings in Berlin at... ...more

05.20.2013 | Lightning Attracts High Fliers, BSkyB

The following press release appeared in Screen Daily on May 18, 2013. Written by Jeremy Kay. Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has reported a strong response to the slate led by a slew of UK deals with High Fliers, BskyB and Vertigo. High... ...more

05.10.2013 | Lightning Boards 5 for Cannes

The following press release appeared on Screen Daily on May 8, 2013. Written by Jeremy Kay The Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has unveiled a fresh roster for the Croisette including supernatural thriller The Occupants and Cavemen starring Skylar... ...more

05.10.2013 | Lightning Takes 'GUS' to Cannes

The following press release appeared in Screen Daily on April 30, 2013. Written by Jeremy Kay. EXCLUSIVE: The Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has swooped on international sales rights to the SXSW entry starring Michelle Monaghan, Radha Mitchell and... ...more

10.23.2012 | LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO THE 2012 TORONTO FILM FESTIVAL HIT HOW TO

Los Angeles (October 18 2012) – Robert Beaumont, President of Lightning Entertainment (“Lightning”), announced today that the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has acquired all international rights to Bert Marcus Productions’ acclaimed documentary feature film HOW TO MAKE... ...more

10.23.2012 | LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT JUMPS INTO FEATURE FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY TO EXECUTIVE PRODUCE ACTIONER ‘

Los Angeles, CA (October 22, 2012) – Marking a strategic shift in the company’s development, Lightning Entertainment (“Lightning”), the independent sales and distribution company is entering into the feature film production arena. The first title on the company’s production slate... ...more

06.28.2012 | Lightning Ent. teams w/ Paladin to release THE REVENANT in the US

LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT TEAMS WITH PALADIN TO RELEASE HORROR COMEDY THE REVENANT IN THE U.S. LIGHTNING MEDIA WILL RELEASE THE FILM SIMULTANEOUSLY ON PREMIUM V.O.D. June 26, 2012 Worldwide rights holder Lightning Entertainment has struck a deal with notable New York-based... ...more

06.28.2012 | Lightning Ent. Finds "Love and Honor" with Liam Hemsworth

May 9, 2012 Lighting Entertainment (“Lightning”), the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has acquired International sales rights in all media to the romantic drama LOVE AND HONOR (formerly known as AWOL) starring Liam Hemsworth (THE HUNGER GAMES), it was... ...more

06.28.2012 | Lightning stirs up "Trouble" with Sales

This article appeared in Variety on May 21, 2012. Written by Dave McNary. Lightning Entertainment has sold several territories for the dramedy "The Trouble With Bliss," starring Michael C. Hall, Lucy Liu, Peter Fonda, Brie Larson and Chris Messina. Lightning... ...more

06.28.2012 | Lightning Closes Deals on THE JUNGLE, 25th REICH

This article appeared in Screen International on May 19, 2012. Written by Jeremy Kay. EXCLUSIVE: Lightning Entertainment has closed a raft of pre-sales on Andrew Traucki’s thriller The Jungle and licensed German and Japanese rights on Australian sci-fi The 25th Reich. Richard... ...more

06.28.2012 | Lightning Ent. to sell WHOLE LOTTA SOLE, KIKORIKI

The following press release appeared in Screen International in May 17, 2012. Written by Jeremy Kay. EXCLUSIVE: The Santa Monica-based company will commence talks with international buyers here on the comedy Whole Lotta Love starring Brendan Fraser and Russian 3D animation... ...more

05.10.2012 | LIGHTNING SECURES "LOVE AND HONOR" INT'L SALES RIGHTS

LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT FINDS “LOVE AND HONOR” WITH LIAM HEMSWORTH Company Secures International Sales rights Los Angeles (May 9, 2012) – Lighting Entertainment (“Lightning”), the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company has acquired International sales rights in all media to the romantic... ...more

05.10.2012 | LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SLATE OF NEW TITLES FOR CANNES

LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT UNVEILS SLATE OF NEW TITLES FOR CANNES ‘STRUCK BY LIGHTNING’ written by/starring Chris Colfer Comedy ‘SERVITUDE’ South African Thriller ‘ONE LAST LOOK’ ‘HEAVEN’S DOOR’ starring Charisma Carpenter, Dean Cain and Joanna Cassidy South African Crime Thriller ‘BLACK SOUTH-EASTER’ Los Angeles, CA (April X... ...more

10.26.2011 | Lightning Ent. Acquires 7 New High-Profile Feature Films for AFM

The following Press Release appeared in Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and Screen International on Wednesday, October 25, 2011. Santa Monica, CA (October 25, 2011) – Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, announced today that it has acquired... ...more

08.05.2011 | LIGHTNING’S FILM “NEEDLE” SCARES UP A BOX OFFICE TRIUMPH IN TURKEY

NEEDLE SETS RECORD FOR AN INDEPENDENT FILM IN FIRST WEEKEND OF RELEASE August 5, 2011 - Santa Monica, CA Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, announced today that it its film NEEDLE has hit a box office... ...more

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Lightning Strikes Rock

Acquisition Pro Bobby Rock Heads to Lightning Entertainment LOS ANGELES, CA - November 1, 2016 – Lightning Entertainment Group announces today that industry veteran Bobby Rock has been tapped as their new Acquisitions Executive. On behalf of all of us here...

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