Jump Street Films partners with Cargo Entertainment

05 November, 2012 by Brendan Swift

Australian film distributor Jump Street Films has partnered with US-based screen conglomerate Cargo Entertainment.

The two companies will co-develop Australian content (financing, production, local distribution and world sales), while Jump Street will also exclusively distribute Cargo’s international slate in Australia.


Cargo acts as a production company, sales agency and packager of filmed entertainment.  The company, founded in 2011 by Marina Grasic, Jan Korbelin and Mark Lindsay, is also affiliate of the multi-platform production studio Curious Pictures.

Cargo’s head of acquisitions and co-productions, Krysanne Katsoolis, will oversee the Australian venture with Jump Street director Jamie Bialkower.

The first film to be distributed in Australia under the new partnership will be comedy The Angriest Man In Brooklyn, starring Robin Williams, Mila Kunis, James Earl Jones, Melissa Leo and Peter Dinklage. Future releases include Andy Garcia’s Hemingway and Fuentes, which will star Anthony Hopkins as Ernest Hemingway and Annette Bening as Mary Welsh Hemingway; the Stephen King adaptation Cell starring John Cusack; Tony Kaye’s sexual thriller Attachment starring Sharon Stone; and Zipper starring Patrick Wilson, Ben Kingsley, Christina Hendricks and Billy Bob Thornton.