Press Releases

06.08.2011 | Lightning Ent. Acquires 3D Horror Title, "ONE WAY TRIP 3D", Inks New Distribution Deal

Lightning Entertainment Strikes Multiple Deals for Cannes: Announces Acquisition of 3D Horror Movie “One Way Trip 3D” and 3 Picture Distribution Deal with Scorpio Studios May 12, 2011 - Santa Monica, CA Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company,... ...more

06.08.2011 | Lightning Ent. Acquires Box-Office Smash "EL NARCO"

Lightning Entertainment Seeks Sales Heaven with Box Office Hit “El Infierno”(aka EL NARCO) May 11, 2011 - Santa Monica, CA Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production and distribution company, announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to the... ...more

05.04.2011 | Lightning Ent. Acquires Horror Hit "THE REVENANT"

KERRY PRIOR’S “ZOMB-EDY” IS A WORLDWIDE FILM FESTIVAL SENSATION AND FAN FAVORITE, SCORING MAJOR AWARD RECOGNITION AND EARNING CULT STATUS WITH BLOODTHIRSTY HORROR AFFICIANODOS ACROSS THE GLOBE May 4, 2011 - Santa Monica, CA Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales, production... ...more

02.09.2011 | Lightning acquires Int'l Sales to CAT RUN heading into EFM

This article originally appeared in the February 7th issue of ScreenDaily.com. Written by Jeremy Kay. The Santa Monica-based company will commence sales at EFM this week on the story of two couch potatoes who help a dazzling escort stay one step... ...more

02.08.2011 | Lionsgate Acquires NEEDLE

This article appeared in the Janurary 25, 2011 issue of ScreenDaily.com, under the title "LIGHTNING PINS DOWN MORE BUYERS FOR NEEDLE". Written by Sandy George. "Shochiku has bought all Japanese rights to the horror mystery Needle from sales company Lightning Entertainment,... ...more

11.12.2010 | THE REEF grabs an excellent review in Nov. 1 Screen Daily!

The following review appeared in the Novemeber 1, 2010 edition of Screen Daily. Written by Mark Adams. Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water and what happens? Yes, another killer shark movie crops up to... ...more

09.01.2010 | Lightning grabs international rights for BEAUTIFUL BOY

September 1, 2010 - Santa Monica, CA Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica-based sales and distribution company, has acquired the international sales rights to Shawn Ku’s dramatic feature “Beautiful Boy,” starring Michael Sheen and Maria Bello, it was announced today by Lightning... ...more

05.12.2010 | Lightning to tempt buyers with Blood Hostage

The following press release appeared on May 12, 2010, on ScreenDaily.com. Written by Jeremy Kay. Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has boarded worldwide sales on the action adventure Blood Hostage The Praxis Entertainment and Off the Chart Entertainment production stars Scott Adkins... ...more

05.06.2010 | Lightning snaps up Tribeca mystery The Chameleon for Cannes

The below press release appeared on screendaily.com on 4 May, 2010. Written by Jeremy Kay. Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has acquired international sales rights excluding France heading into Cannes to US-French thriller The Chameleon. The film recently premiered at Tribeca and is... ...more

04.30.2010 | Lightning sells major territories on Needle ahead of Cannes

This article appeared in the April 29, 2010 edition of ScreenDaily.com. Written by Jeremy Kay. Santa Monica-based Lightning Entertainment has disclosed the first wave of deals on John V Soto’s voodoo thriller Needle. Lightning licensed German-speaking Europe to Telepool, which negotiated a... ...more

01.29.2010 | NEEDLE STABS LIGHTNING ENTERTAINMENT

Lightning Entertainment has bolstered its EFM slate with the addition of John V. Soto’s supernatural revenge thriller NEEDLE. In a deal negotiated between Lightning co-President Richard S. Guardian and Senior Corporate Counsel Megan Holstein with production company Filmscope’s Dee Kitcher,... ...more

05.13.2009 | Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Sales Rights To Noirish Thriller "DON MCKAY"

Cannes, France – May 12, 2009 – Continuing to bolster its international sales slate at the onset of the market, Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica based sales and distribution company, announced today that it has acquired international sales rights to... ...more

05.13.2009 | Lightning to Introduce Code Ent.'s "THE IRISHMAN" at Cannes

Los Angeles, CA – May 6, 2009 – Code Entertainment has announced that Jonathan Hensleigh will direct THE IRISHMAN, the true life action/crime story of notorious mobster Danny Greene, with Ray Stevenson (KING ARTHUR, ROME, BOOK OF ELI, PUNISHER: WAR... ...more

05.13.2009 | Lightning Entertainment Takes Sales Rights To Supernatural Action-Thriller "ROAD TRAIN"

Paddington, Australia – May 6, 2009 – Prodigy Movies’ newest feature film ROAD TRAIN will commence shooting in South Australia on May 11. The announcement was made today in conjunction with Santa Monica-based sales and distribution company, Lightning Entertainment, acquiring... ...more

05.13.2009 | Lightning Picks Up Int'l Sales Rights for Rom-Coms "COACH" & "TAKING CHANCES"

Santa Monica, CA – May 4, 2009 – With “feel-good” movies continuing to propel domestic and international box offices to record numbers amidst the global recession, Lightning Entertainment, the Santa Monica based sales and distribution company, announced today that it... ...more

02.05.2009 | "GRACE" KILLS AT SUNDANCE & GERARDMER - PICKS UP FRENCH DIST.

“GRACE” Acquired by ‘French Connection’ for Exclusive Distribution JANUARY 29, 2008, LOS ANGELES, CA – Following its successful world premiere at Sundance, Leomax Entertainment’s psychological horror feature GRACE debuted to a sold out audience tonight in Europe at the 16th... ...more

10.30.2008 | First Poster For Elio Quiroga’s Spanish Ghost Story THE BECKONING (NO DO)

Click link below: http://twitchfilm.net/site/view/first-poster-for-elio-quirogas-spanish-ghost-story-the-beckoning-no-do/ ...more

10.28.2008 | Lightning picks up Spanish ghost story The Beckoning

Santa Monica-based sales and distribution company Lightning Entertainment has picked up worldwide rights excluding Spain to Elio Quiroga's Spanish ghost story The Beckoning. Quiroga wrote and directed the story about a traumatised young doctor who moves to the country after her... ...more

10.28.2008 | LIGHTNING STRIKES SOUTH OF THE BORDER WITH "LA LINEA"

Lightning Entertainment Acquires International Distribution Rights To Crime Drama "La Linea" Starring Andy Garcia and Ray Liotta Film To Debut at AFM Santa Monica, CA - October 21, 2008 - Santa Monica-based sales and distribution company Lightning Entertainment, announced today... ...more

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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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