Mark Borde

President, Theatrical Distribution Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures

Mark Borde has been in the motion picture distribution business for over forty years. His reputation as one of the foremost independent motion picture distributors began with his work in a family distribution company started in 1972. He co-founded Freestyle Releasing, where he served as Co-President and CEO until 2015. The company was the 11th highest grossing distribution company (domestic box office) in 2014. In October 2015, Freestyle Releasing was acquired by Entertainment Studios, and Mr. Borde now serves as the President of Theatrical Distribution for Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures. He has a presence at all major national and international film festivals and markets, and he has maintained quality professional and personal relationships with all of the major studios and independent acquisitions executives, producer’s representatives, artist’s agents, and foreign distributors. In addition to a successful career in film distribution, he has also produced 9 successful feature films. He is the executive producer of 47 Meters Down, Hurricane Heist, Chappaquiddick, Hostiles, Love Stinks, Sarah Landon, and The Paranormal Hour and the co-producer of Trois 2.

Mr. Borde is a full voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in the Producer’s Branch. He is also a guest lecturer at UCLA Film School and USC Film School, along with a number of industry panels and industry engagements.