Director of Acquisitions

Chris is dedicated to films that champion new voices and untold stories. As Director of Acquisitions for Freestyle Digital Media and Freestyle Releasing, Chris oversees traditional, theatrical, and service titles for the independent releasing arm of Allen Media Group. Starting in independent film production at UCLA, Chris has worked in feature film talent at Paradigm Talent Agency, international sales at Lakeshore Entertainment, and most recently as the Director of Programming and Acquisitions for Crackle, the AVOD service. Chris is a dual citizen US/UK, and a 10 year industry veteran who has had hand-on experience in production, packaging, content programming, and sales at the major markets of Cannes, Berlinale (EFM), and AFM. An experienced executive with a deep understanding of both the global and domestic film markets, Chris is skilled in identifying and optimizing distribution strategies for high performing content in the constantly evolving digital landscape. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA and a Law Degree from USC.