Leman Cetiner has been a prominent force in the international motion picture industry as an independent financier, producer, distributor and sales agent for more than thirty-two years.
Ms. Cetiner began her career in 1983 as a buyer/distributor of film rights for German-speaking territories in Europe for Courage Film Productions, which was one of the largest video distributors in Germany at that time, along with her own company, Unifox Film Corporation.
Ms. Cetiner had acquired theatrical, television and video rights of more than 150+ films for German-speaking Europe including “Double Edge” starring Faye Dunaway, “Madigan’s Millions” starring Dustin Hoffman, “Who am I This Time?” starring Susan Sarandon and Christopher Walken, “The Buddy Holly Story” starring Gary Busey, “Nomads” starring Pierce Brosnan, “Fourth War” from legendary director John Frankenheimer, and “Babette’s Feast”, the winner of the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
In 1993, Ms. Cetiner founded Silverline Pictures, Inc., and expanded her operation into film financing, production and worldwide sales. She produced over a dozen motion pictures, which she successfully financed through pre-sale distribution agreements. Ms. Cetiner’s production credits include “Where Truth Lies” starring Kim Cattrall and Malcolm McDowell, “Last Assassins” a.k.a. “Dusting Cliff” starring Lance Henriksen and Nancy Allen, “Angels Don’t Sleep Here” starring Robert Patrick and Roy Scheider, “The Last Warrior” a.k.a. “The Last Patrol” starring Dolph Lundgren, and “Lethal” starring Lorenzo Lamas.
As a worldwide sales agent Ms. Cetiner forged strategic relationships with the major distributors of theatrical and television rights in the North American, European, Asian, and Latin American markets. With an established distribution pipeline in the United States and throughout the world, Ms. Cetiner formed SIlverline Entertainment, Inc. in 1998 to finance, produce, and distribute its own productions and to distribute feature films on behalf of other independent producers. Among the films Ms. Cetiner acquired and successfully distributed are “Finder’s Fee” starring Ryan Reynolds, Mathew Lillard, and James Earl Jones and directed by Jeff Probst (Survivor T.V. Series); “Ghost Rock” starring Gary Busey and Jeff Fahey; “Endangered Species” starring Eric Roberts; “Dream Warrier” starring Lance Henriksen; “Warrier Angels” starring Rutger Hauer and Joana Pacula; “The Medicine Show” starring Jonathan Silverman and Kari Wuhrer.
Since Ms. Cetiner participated in her first Cannes Film Festival and American Film Market in 1983, she has established and solidified her reputation in independent film financing, production, and worldwide distribution and sales. Ms. Cetiner leverages her influence and the strong relationships she cultivated with the key players in the entertainment community to secure financing for feature-length film projects and to maximize revenues through the effective distribution and sale of motion picture rights in all major and ancillary markets worldwide.
Currently, Ms. Cetiner and her Silverline team are working on the development of a few in-house projects including the suspense/action/thriller “A.T.H.E.N.A”, and the action/thriller “The Carrier”. In addition to developing these films, the Silverline team is actively looking for more movies to sell and distribute worldwide.