Clay Epstein

Clay Epstein is President of Film Mode Entertainment, a new worldwide sales and production company he launched in March 2016 and aims to present 10-15 theatrical titles a year. 

Prior to founding Film Mode, Epstein spent several years at Arclight Films as Senior Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions.While there, he represented such feature films as “Dog Eat Dog” starring Nicolas Cage, “Paper Planes” starring Sam Worthington, “Predestination” starring Ethan Hawke and “Last Knights” starring Clive Owen and Morgan Freeman.

Before joining Arclight in 2012, Epstein worked at The Little Film Company where he served as Vice President, Sales and Acquisitions.  He joined the company in 2002, where his responsibilities include film development, acquisition and distribution.  While there, he helped grow the company into a leading boutique sales agency representing such prestigious titles as “Tsotsi” (2006, Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language), “The Last Station” (2010, Academy Award Nominee for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role) and “Eye of The Storm” (2012, AACTA Winner for Best Lead Actress).

Epstein was previously a sales executive at First Look Studios, where he was solely responsible for all distribution of the company’s 300-plus title library to Asia, ancillary and new media markets.  He started his career at Kushner-Locke.