Top 20 Execs in Independent Film to Be Honored in February Issue of Media Play News

Media Play News will honor the top 20 players in independent film distribution in the February 2022 issue.

Indie film distributors bring to consumers an eclectic mix of daring new productions, cult classics and niche product from music to horror. They’ve been doing multi-platform releasing for years, and range from simple distribution to content acquisition, management and production.

“We’re going to dig deep into what they do, how they do it and where the business is headed,” said MPN publisher Thomas K. Arnold.

The special issue will be published on Feb. 21, 2022, in both print and digital editions. The story also will run online a week after publication. 

Nominations are being accepted through Thursday, Jan. 20. The official entry form may be accessed here.

Arnold said he hopes the salute will be an annual feature, similar to Women in Home Entertainment and 40 Under 40.

“Independent film distributors have played a key role in home entertainment since the very first days of the industry,” Arnold said. “Some of the most compelling and inventive films were being brought to the home market by companies such as Anchor Bay, Artisan, LIVE, Media Home Entertainment, Trimark, Vestron and others.

“As VHS gave way to DVD, Blu-ray Disc and, ultimately, digital and streaming, a whole new band of independents continue to play a vital role in our business, and since the majority of their releases are aimed at home audiences we felt it was time to shine the spotlight on these brave entrepreneurs.”

One thought on “Top 20 Execs in Independent Film to Be Honored in February Issue of Media Play News”

  1. I wish to nominate Kent Sanderson and Andrew Brown the Co-Heads of Decal Distribution, the joint venture between Bleecker Street and Neon.

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