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CINEMA EPOCH is a U.S. based distribution and production company specializing in international cinema.

Veteran distributor Hatanaka has overseen and/or been affiliated with the distribution of over 200 films including: John Woo's iconic film The Killer starring Chow Yun-Fat; The Coen Brothers' Blood Simple; The Stranger, directed by the legendary Academy Award recipient Satyajit Ray; South of Heaven, West of Hell directed/starring Dwight Yoakam, Vince Vaughn, Billy Bob Thornton, Bridget Fonda, My Favorite Season starring the legendary Catherine Deneuve and directed by Andre Techine; "Blue Juice" starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Ewan McGregor; the films of France's Claude Chabrol; the original Fever Pitch starring Colin Firth; Too Tired To Die starring Oscar winner Mira Sorvino; Kiss & Tell with Heather Graham, Rose McGowan and David Arquette; Portraits Chinois starring Helena Bonham-Carter; Bad Manners starring Oscar nominee David Strathairn; A Little Bit of Soul starring Oscar winner Geoffrey Rush, The Bridge directed by Gerard Depardieu, La Separation starring Isabelle Huppert, Santosh Sivan's The Terrorist, Abel Ferrara's R'Xmas, and Leni Riefenstahl's classic Olympia. Hatanaka also restored and distributed the martial arts milestone film Master of the Flying Guillotine.

With a distribution slate that includes internationally acclaimed arthouse films, contemporary American films and edgy cult & midnight works, Cinema Epoch has been inspired by the great 1970s film distributors World Northal and New World Pictures, who distributed such classic arthouse works as Nicholas Roeg's Bad Timing, Fitzcarraldo, Cries and Whispers, Quadrophenia, and The Tin Drum alongside such great grindhouse flicks such as Shogun Assassin, Death Race 2000, and the kung fu films of the legendary Shaw Brothers Film Studio.

The company's annual slate includes 12 films for theatrical distribution and 50 films for ancillary markets (DVD, television, VOD). Cinema Epoch has an exclusive distribution agreement with E1 Entertainment for its DVD releases.


CINEMA EPOCH does not accept unsolicited submissions. If you have a film you would like to submit to us, please send an email to with a brief synopsis of your film and other pertinent information such as cast, crew and festivals/awards.

Mailing Address:
2600 W. Olive Ave.
5th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
(818) 753-2345


President: Gregory Hatanaka
Executive Vice-President: Eunseon Ha
VP Production/Acquisitions: Nicole D'Angelo
Acquisitions Manager: Geno McGahee
Marketing & Operations: Warren Hong
VP, International Sales & Distribution: Thomas Bangert
International Sales Manager: Rich Mallery
VP, Finance: Bogdan Szumilas
Director of Publicity: Joseph Kelbie Williamson
Executive Producer: Tomi Ilic

Some of our distribution partners and venues include:
E1 Best Buy Blockbuster
HBO iTunes Netflix Hulu
Showtime Starz! Sundance Channel
Virgin Megastore Borders Books
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