Wild Bunch (company)

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Wild Bunch AG
Traded as FWBWBAG
Industry Motion Pictures
Predecessor Senator Entertainment AG
Wild Bunch S.A.
Founded 1979 (as Senator Film Verleih GmbH)
2002 (as Wild Bunch S.A.)
Headquarters Berlin, Germany
Key people
Vincent Grimond (CEO)
Brahim Chioua (COO)
Markus Maximilian Sturm (CFO)
Vincent Maraval (CCO)
Website wildbunch.eu

Wild Bunch AG is a French-German film distribution and international sales company, originally created in 1979 as Senator Film Verleih GmbH, which later became Senator Entertainment AG. The name Wild Bunch comes from the French company Wild Bunch S.A., created in 2002, which became a subsidiary of Senator Entertainment in February 2015. Senator Entertainment AG renamed itself Wild Bunch AG in July 2015. Wild Bunch has distributed and sold films such as Land of the Dead, Southland Tales, Woody Allen's Cassandra's Dream, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Whatever Works, and Steven Soderbergh's Che, The King's Speech, and The Artist. Wild Bunch is also the international seller of Studio Ghibli's works.


Originally a division of StudioCanal,[1] Wild Bunch S.A. was established as an independent company in 2002 by former employees of StudioCanal.[2]

In July 2014, the German film distributor Senator Entertainment and Wild Bunch announced their intention to join forces to launch an independent film distribution and production group.[3] In February 2015, Senator Entertainment and Wild Bunch completed their merger.[4] Senator Entertainment AG subsequently renamed themselves to Wild Bunch AG and will use Senator as a brand.[5]

In May 2015, Wild Bunch announce the founding of a new LA-based company Insiders, to handle international sales of independent films.[6] In February 2016, The Hollywood Reporter reported that a majority stake in this outfit has since been sold to Bliss Media, a Chinese film production and distribution company.[7]


Wild Bunch is a film sales company and also a pan-European film distributor.


In France, Wild Bunch is a theatrical distributor[8] and also a video distributor through its subsidiary Wild Side.[9]

Wild Bunch also positioned itself on the digital distribution market through its VoD/SVoD subsidiary Filmo TV.


Apart from its international sales activities, Wild Bunch is also a direct distributor in Italy,[10] in Germany[11] and in Spain.[12]


Wild Bunch manages more than 1700 titles.

Major awards received by films distributed or sold by Wild Bunch[edit]


Cannes International Film Festival[edit]

Jaco Van Dormael at the 2009 Venice Film Festival for Mr. Nobody

Venice Film Festival[edit]

Berlin International Film Festival[edit]


  1. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (September 6, 2002). "Wild Bunch goes independent as Exception". Screen International. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fabre, Clarisse; Regnier, Isabelle (February 15, 2011). "Wild Bunch : les mousquetaires de la distribution". Le Monde (in French). Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  3. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (July 24, 2014). "Germany's Senator and France's Wild Bunch Join Forces to Launch Distribution and Production Group". Variety. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  4. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (February 5, 2015). "Senator Completes Merger With Wild Bunch". Variety. Retrieved May 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ Keslassy, Elsa (July 8, 2015). "Germany's Senator Entertainment Rebranded as Wild Bunch AG". Variety. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  6. ^ Lowe, Kinsey. "Wild Bunch Setting Up Insiders Foreign Sales Unit In LA: Cannes". Deadline. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  7. ^ "China's Bliss Media Takes Stake in Wild Bunch's Insiders". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-03-18. 
  8. ^ Wild Bunch Distribution
  9. ^ Wild Side
  10. ^ http://variety.com/2007/film/news/wild-bunch-teams-up-with-bim-1117974335/
  11. ^ http://cineuropa.org/nw.aspx?t=newsdetail&l=en&did=81344
  12. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/wild-bunch-continues-buying-spree-237828

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