AFM: Saban Inks Output Deal With Mongrel Media

Bartosz Mrozowski
Jim Carrey in 'True Crimes'

Mongrel will release Saban's 2018 slate in Canada.

Mongrel Media is set to release Saban Films’ 2018 North American slate in Canada following a new partnership, it was announced Friday.

The deal includes Roland Joffe’s The Forgiven, starring Forest Whitaker and Eric Bana; Alexandros Avranas’ True Crimes, starring Jim Carrey and Charlotte Gainsbourg; and Eshom Nelms and Ian Nelms’ Small Town Crime, starring John Hawkes and Octavia Spencer.

“We have developed a close partnership with Mongrel over the past couple years, having released 14 films with Andrew Frank and the rest of the team, and delivering strong numbers across the board,” said Saban’s Bill Bromiley. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration and working together for our 2018 slate.”

Bromiley and Jonathan Saba negotiated the deal on behalf of Saban with Andrew Frank from Mongrel Media.

Saban has released 30 films in the U.S. since its launch in May 2014, with another 22 acquired and slated to be released through 2018. Recent titles include Taran Killam’s Killing Gunther starring Arnold Schwarzenegger; War on Everyone starring Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Pena and Theo James; and The Girl With All the Gifts starring Gemma Arterton and Glenn Close. Upcoming titles include the Ethan Hawke action-thriller 24 Hours to Live and Hangman starring Al Pacino.