Barkan comes from Mutiny Photos, which he helped negotiate the sale of to New Jersey distribution corporate BayView Leisure.
Barkan was once Managing Editor at style site Bloody Disgusting, which was once obtained through Cinedigm in 2021. He was once then Editor-in-Leader of Dread Central, which was once obtained through Epic Photos Staff in 2017, the place he additionally started obtaining titles for Epic’s style label Dread. He then helped release The Horror Collective, a boutique style distribution label, as VP of Acquisitions and Distribution, earlier than becoming a member of Mutiny Photos in June 2021 as their Head of Acquisitions and Building Director.
Barkan could also be the writer and director of the impending movie Psychological Well being & Horror: A Documentary and is an govt manufacturer at the upcoming horror film Skinamarink, which was once obtained through Shudder and can get a theatrical unencumber from IFC Nighttime.
VMI International introduced in 2010 below CEO Andre Relis. They’ve produced titles corresponding to Darkness of Guy, The Value We Pay, The Ultimate Son, Come Out Preventing, Arkansas, Wander, and The Humanity Bureau.
“VMI International is a corporation I’ve recognized and admired for a few years,” Barkan commented. “When I used to be approached for this chance, it was once a no brainer. Andre and his workforce are probably the most maximum passionate, a professional, and devoted other folks within the business and I look ahead to running along them through bringing my revel in to VMI.”
Relis said: “We’re very excited to have Jonathan sign up for VMI. His years of revel in in journalism, acquisitions, and filmmaking make him a useful addition to the workforce. We look forward to good things for VMI Liberating and look ahead to it increasing below his management.”
“VMI Liberating is a big participant within the distribution house and we’re continuously looking for nice, other, thrilling impartial content material throughout all genres,” Barkan added. “One of the crucial interesting portions of this facet of VMI is that we can end up our potency and effectiveness to our filmmakers, who we then look ahead to probably running with on their follow-up motion pictures.”
VMI Liberating introduced in August 2021 and has launched films together with Burt Reynolds’ ultimate movie Defining Moments and Merry Ex-Mas, starring Vanessa Angel, Jason London and Kieren Hutchison.