Since 1977, Corinth Films has been distributing foreign and independent arthouse cinema to audiences in the US & Canada. Beginning with such classics as David Lynch’s Eraserhead and Federico Fellini’s 8 1/2, Corinth’s more recent releases have included films by up-and-coming international directors as well as acclaimed longstanding auteurs such as Andrei Konchalovsky, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, and Edgar Reitz. As the film-viewing landscape changes, the desire for intellectually stimulating and entertaining films will not, and Corinth continues its mission to acquire and release undiscovered, international watch-worthy content.
JOHN POOLE SR.
FOUNDER & CEO
John Poole Sr. began his journey into the motion picture industry by working as an assistant for Paul Newman on the set of Rachel, Rachel. He later worked at Janus Films, managing their non-theatrical division before starting Corinth in 1977. Under John Sr.’s leadership over the years, the company has achieved ownership of the western hemisphere rights for prestigious films including 8 1/2, Bicycle Thieves, Oedipus Rex, and Of Mice & Men and became a venerable distributor of arthouse films. John Sr. enjoys attending film festivals and reviewing new films for acquisition.
JOHN POOLE JR.
John Poole Jr. took over operations of Corinth after operating a video production company that produced video content for local businesses and organizations in the Lehigh Valley, PA. Carrying over key skills from his time in video production, John Jr. now manages Corinth’s film acquisitions and releases, including theatrical, non-theatrical, VOD and home video. Coming from a technical background, John Jr. also develops and oversees important back-end functions, such as Corinth’s custom subtitles that grace every new foreign release to ensure the highest quality viewing experience for customers.
WEBSITE MANAGER + MARKETING COORDINATOR
With a solid foundation in art and digital design, Crystal manages the production of Corinth’s print and digital artwork, website design, social media and marketing materials. Crystal also makes recommendations and implements measures to effectively reach customers with visual materials to help them become more aware of Corinth titles that may be a good fit for their audiences.
FILM ACQUISITION SCOUT & THEATRICAL PROMOTION COORDINATOR
Sasha is a Russian-American dancer, actor, writer, producer and yoga teacher based in New York City. He holds a Master’s degree in communication from the University of Valencia, and has a wide array of experience in television, film production, print journalism, and stage performance, acting professionally on stage and screen for more than 20 years. Sasha has appeared in various commercials, music videos and short films, and has been featured in The New York Times, OUT Magazine, Mashable and HBO. With this valuable experience, Sasha is instrumental in helping Corinth source new films to acquire and distribute, and assists with promotion of new theatrical releases.
THEATRICAL & NON-THEATRICAL FILM BOOKING REQUESTS
SYNDICATED OR NETWORK TV
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