Saradan Media is a boutique-style, dynamic international sales and production company focusing on commercial Feature Films and Television Series for audiences around the world.
Headquartered in London with representatives in Los Angeles, Spain and Hong Kong, Our commercially driven principals have over 40 years experience in the film industry, uniquely bringing together finance, production and marketing skills to Saradan Media.
We fully understand the international sales market and Saradan Media can assist and advise content producers on script development, production, finance and crucially, the effective marketing campaign for the project to our long standing buyers.
If you are seeking an international distributor for your project, please do not hesitate to contact us.
LEE BEASLEY – CHAIRMAN
Lee M Beasley is an experienced media banker with more than 20 years extensive experience of providing senior debt finance to the media sector around Asia together with funding of both local and worldwide independent film and television projects.
Lee was born and educated in London and in 1986 joined the Royal Bank of Scotland in the UK where he enjoyed almost 20 years service, the last 12 of which were focused on the worldwide media sector. During this time, the Bank became one of the leading players in the European Independent Entertainment Sector.
In 2006, Lee joined Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong as Head, Media and Entertainment and during his time there, the Bank financed the major Asian productions “Curse of the Golden Flower” and John Woo’s epic production “The Battle of Red Cliff”. The Bank was also the world’s single largest financier of the Australian Producer Offset.
Lee is a regular speaker at industry events and attends all of the key film and television markets around the world. During his career, Lee has provided funding for over 250 film and television projects and built a solid network of key industry contacts around the globe. Projects financed range from straightforward local small/medium sized films to multi million, multi territory, multi-party co-productions.
KARINNE BEHR – CEO
Karinne is C.E.O of Saradan Media, she runs the distribution operations with Chairman Lee Beasley. She was born and raised in the South of France and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 and she immediately started to work for her brother’s production and distribution company. She has been in film distribution, film production and film financing for over 25 years.
Passionate about the industry, she quickly learned all facets of the business and established strong ties with bankers, bond companies, and high profile entertainment attorneys and distributors all over the world. Ms. Behr was President of Bauer Martinez Studios, founded by her brother film producer and director Philippe Martinez, for more than nine years ( 1999-2008). During her tenure as President, she negotiated more than 23 film loans and was actively involved in the negotiations of foreign and domestic pre-sell distribution agreements with distributors, including running the day to day operation of the foreign sales division.
In 2009, she became President of International Distribution of Pangea Media Group. The company held the catalogues of prestigious companies such as Capitol Films, Intermedia, Franchise Pictures. Ms. Behr was brought in to rebrand and head their foreign sales division and manage their film catalog which includes over 1000 titles with high profile films including: Point Break, Malcolm X, City of Industry, GI Jane, K-19, Mulholland Falls, The Wedding Planner among many others.
Ms. Behr is an executive producer of the following films : “The Steam Experiment” Starring Val Kilmer, “The Flock” starring Richard Gere and Claire Danes, “I Could Never be your Woman” starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Paul Rudd, “Land of the Blind” with Ralph Fiennes and Donald Sutherland and the critically acclaimed “Modigliani” starring Andy Garcia and Elsa Zylberstein; “Wake of Death” Starring Jean Claude Van Damme. “The Defender” Starring Dolph Lundgren; “House of 9” Starring Dennis Hopper ; “Citizen Verdict” Starring Armand Assante Jerry Springer and Roy Scheider.
MEGAN BROWN MARTINEZ – Vice President – MARKETING
Megan Brown Martinez spent ten years as an actor before opening up her boutique digital marketing, social media, graphic design, and photography consultancy firm, Meramar IMAGES. With a focus on creative entrepreneurs, artists and filmmakers, Mrs. Brown Martinez has worked with Maxsar Digital Studios, Orient Bay Films, and Bauer Martinez Studios as well as many individual artists and entrepreneurs in creating successful sales and marketing campaigns, creative concept development, poster designs, and online brand management. She is a graduate of Columbia University.
LISA GABRIEL – Vice President – DEVELOPMENT
Lisa Gabriel is the Head of Creative Development for Saradan Media. She is an entertainment industry veteran with over twenty years experience in all areas of filmmaking from development through international distribution.
As the former Head of Servicing for Pangea Media, Lisa coordinated the restoration efforts of Pangea’s collection of film libraries including those of ThinkFilm, Capitol Films, Franchise, UFO, Mobius, Intermedia, Shooting Gallery, and Largo, merging these into a serviceable library of over 1,000 feature film titles.
Recruited to Bauer Martinez International in 2007, Lisa served as the Director of Postproduction and Worldwide Distribution, managing the postproduction efforts and film library servicing for Bauer Martinez Studios and Cinepro Pictures. Prior to her time with Bauer Martinez, she worked as a production manager, postproduction supervisor, and film delivery consultant for Thunder Bay Pictures and Whitsett Hill Films, on the features “Spinning Into Butter” starring Sarah Jessica Parker, “A West Texas Children’s Story,” starring Val Kilmer and Laura Flynn Boyle, and the documentary film “The Evolution of Stem Cell Research” narrated by the late Leonard Nimoy.
Lisa Gabriel began her career as a theatrical actress in Oregon at the age of four, starring in numerous theatrical productions, including the role of Snow White for the 50th Anniversary production of the prestigious Missoula Children’s Theater tour. After graduating high school, Lisa went on to perform in over 1200 live performances for the Emmy Award winning children’s production, Dr. Wilderness and Lisa in San Diego, and has appeared in several feature film and television productions as a SAG-AFTRA actress, stunt driver, and IATSE member.
In addition to work in film and television, Lisa is an accomplished author and public speaker. She is a Magna Cum Laude graduate of California State University Northridge and holds degrees in Screenwriting, Producing, and Entertainment Business Law.
REY GIARMON – PRODUCTION COORDINATOR
Rey is a relative newcomer to the film industry having originally graduated with a Masters in International Business and Marketing from IPAG École Supérieure de Commerce et de Gestion in Paris, France. Rey, fluent in French, English, Spanish, and Italian can also communicate well in Hebrew and Portuguese as a result of having travelled the world extensively. Rey has spent the past few years directing operations within the hospitality industry. His love of films brings him to Saradan where he assists on both the sales and production side of our business.