Glen Reynolds talks about indie film sales agents and distribution

Glen Reynolds has recently joined as a member of a jury at the Montreal Independent Film Festival. Glen founded Circus Road Films in 2006 to provide strategic advisory services to filmmakers, with an emphasis on the sales of completed motion pictures to North American distributors. Circus Road guides filmmakers through the festival and distribution process and negotiates licensing agreements on their behalf. In its first twelve years, Circus Road has participated in the sales of over 700 narrative and documentary feature films with many films premiering at Sundance, Slamdance, SXSW, Tribeca, LAFF, Toronto and many other prominent festivals.


Distributors of films include Fox, Sony, Universal, Warner Bros., Lions Gate, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, Magnolia, IFC, Oscilloscope, Drafthouse, Image, Gravitas, Arrow, Freestyle, The Orchard, HBO, Showtime, Starz, Lifetime, ESPN, PBS and Syfy. Glen has also produced 20 films to date while serving as an executive for 3 companies over a 22-year period, including Conversations with Other Women (Telluride Film Festival) with Aaron Eckhart, Helena Bonham Carter and Olivia Wilde; Night Train (EOne Entertainment) with Danny Glover and Steve Zahn and Frat Pack (Lionsgate) with Hanna Mae Lee, Beverly D’Angelo and Danny Trejo. Glen has also produced several films with Ram Bergman (Star Wars VIII and IX, Looper, Don John, Papillon). Notable films for which Circus Road has provided its services include The Dead Center (Arrow) with Shane Carruth; Battle Drone (Netflix); Bernard & Huey (Slamdance, Freestyle) with Jim Rash and David Koechner; Sex, Death and Bowling with Selma Blair and Adrian Grenier; Absentia directed by Mike Flanagan (House on Haunted Hill); Newlyweeds (Sundance Film Festival); It’s a Disaster with America Ferrera and David Cross; Graceland (Tribeca Film Festival); On the Inside with Olivia Wilde; Scary or Die with Corbin Blue; Blood and Bone with Michael Jai White; Special (Sundance Film Festival) with Michael Rappaport; Older Than America (SXSW) with Bradley Cooper; The Presence with Mira Sorvino; Passenger Side (Toronto Film Festival) with Adam Scott; Pop Skull (AFI Festival) directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next); The Go-Getter (Sundance Film Festival) with Zoe Deschannel; and August Evening (Los Angeles Film Festival) which won an Independent Spirit Award.