Mongrel Media

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Mongrel Media is an independent Canadian film distributor established in 1994. It is the exclusive Canadian theatrical distributor for Sony Pictures Classics and is represented in Quebec by Métropole Films Distribution. In January 2014, it also acquired Canadian distribution rights to 300 film titles from the StudioCanal library.[1]

The company's CEO and founder is Hussain Amarshi, who formerly ran Toronto's Euclid Theatre.[2]

Recent releases in Canada include Payback, released in Canada in March 2012,[3] and The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared, acquired as part of its StudioCanal deal.[4]


  1. ^ Vlessing, Etan (7 January 2014). "Mongrel Media picks up StudioCanal film library". Playback (Brunico Communications). Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  2. ^ Buckner, Dianne (2 October 2012). "Mongrel Media CEO turns passion for film into box office successes". CBC News. Retrieved 4 February 2014. 
  3. ^ Monk, Katherine (22 January 2012). "Atwood learns to let go in Payback". Postmedia News. Retrieved 22 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Kay, Jeremy (8 January 2014). "Mongrel picks up Scandi hit Man". Screen Daily (Media Business Insight). Retrieved 4 February 2014. 

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