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.
ICO Film Finance, Hypo Vereinsbank, Unicredit Group Josef Brandmaier graduated in Business and Economics and analyzed within his degree dissertation "the film finance market and development of a new generation of mediafunds". He started his career as a relationship manger for Bayerische Vereinsbank in 1993.
Since 1999 he worked in several positions for the HVB MEDIA GROUP including credit analyst, project manager and industrial adviser for media companies. In 2007 he became ICO / department director film finance for the Media Team of UniCredit Bank AG.
Beside that he is member of the board of BBF (Bayerischer Bankenfonds), member of several Expert Groups, member of the European Film Academy and Managing Director of Argent
Gerard Collette, began his film career soon after graduating film and television studies producing and directing many short films such as "Kung Fu Cowboys" staring Kent Harper ("Surveillance" by Jennifer and David Lynch) and Gil Gayle (Deadwood, Still Life) "7 Minutes" Berlin Film Festival. His first penned script "Wax" received critical acclaim at the Angel City Film Festival now the LA Film Festival and was soon picked up by MGM to later then be moved to Esparsa Katz Productions ("Selena" Jennifer Lopez "Introducing Dorothy Dandrige" Halle Berry, "Gettysburg" Tom Beringer) working with Michael De Luca of New Line Cinema. Though the film never made it to the big screen Gerard soon was picked up by ICM and was farmed out to work on many scripts rewrites for film television and abroad productions looking for an American gritty voice in scripts. He later was hired by a the then new Alcon Entertainment to pitch and pen the first draft of "Starsky & Hutch". After years of working as a script doctor, He later Co-founded 3RD Vision Entertainment with ex-executive of FFF (Feature Films For Families and MGM) Darin McDaniel acclaimed Casting Director Mary Vernieu which would serve as development production company that would help the industry in locate, evaluate, and help scripts reach full potential. He worked closely with the writers, producers and directors on many films and scripts some of which are "Surveillance", "The Joneses" "Pure Life" (Winner of the Francis Ford Coppola Grand Prize Zoetrope Award) "The Thrill is On" "Snake and Ladders" "LA Tango" "Mirage" "Deep Blue Sea" "7th Angel" "The Monkey Farm" and many more and with producers such as Michel Shane, Michael Campus, Darin Stein, Kent Harper, Scott F. Lochmas, David Levy, Jullian Richards, C.M.Talkington, etc. In 2009 he ventured back into the directing chair for his first independent low budget feature film "Abundant Sunshine". He is still actively working with writers, producers and directors as a script doctor.
Patrick Marren is originally from Chicago. He attended Columbia College Chicago where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Cinema Arts and Science. After graduating, Patrick moved to California in the SoCal area. He immediately joined Silverline Entertainment on the creative side by reading incoming scripts and submitting his input. Currently, Patrick is writing a feature length script that will be produced by Silverline.