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With its day-to-day operations run by joint managing directors Mark Vennis and Gary Phillips, Moviehouse Entertainment is one of very few truly independent film sales and production companies operating in London.

Vennis, a 20 -year veteran of the film industry is an MA graduate of film studies and responsible for bringing new films in to the company, dealing with producers and financiers in addition to overseeing the company's finances and associated activities. Prior to forming Moviehouse Entertainment, Vennis worked in various capacities at Virgin Vision, J&M Entertainment and whilst at the latter, initiated and ran their Alternative Cinema Co. label. In addition, for three years, he was a Director of Mansfield Associates, working directly in the financing sector of the UK Film Industry. He is involved in several advocacy programmes, including Screen Yorkshire's much heralded 'Triangle' programme. Latterly, Vennis has set up the Production wing of Moviehouse Entertainment, bringing his wealth of experience in the market to the that arena.

Phillips, similarly with 25 years in the independent film sales arena, guides all the company's sales, marketing and associated activities. These include attendance at all the major film markets in Berlin (the European Film Market), Cannes (Film Market) and Los Angeles (the American Film Market) as well as festivals where the company's films play. These have included attendance at Sundance, Berlin, Locarno, Toronto and Edinburgh. Prior to forming Moviehouse Entertainment with Vennis, Phillips held a variety of senior sales-related positions at J&M Entertainment, Majestic Films & TV and prior to that in the Television Distribution business with The Samuel Goldwyn Company and Warner Bros International TV.

Claire Battersby handles Marketing and Production. She works closely with Vennis and Phillips formulating sales strategy and campaigns, as well as handling the exploitation of films via the festival circuit.  Having worked in the independent film world for over 15 years, in Los Angeles and London, Claire also has a number of film and TV projects currently in development.

Managing Director - Sales and Marketing

Managing Director - Acquisitions and Production

Marketing and Production

LA Representative

Registration number: 4239330
Registered Office: Langley House, Park Road, London, N2 8EY