Founded by financier and producer Sidney Kimmel in 2004, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment is a Los Angeles-based, wholly independent finance and production company focused on financing and producing high profile, quality entertainment projects – in association with studio distribution partners – for global audiences.
SKE chooses its projects with an eye toward the international marketplace, developing and financing intellectual properties both independently and in association with major studios. SKE projects are released globally via domestic and international distribution partners.
Founded in 2004 by producer Sidney Kimmel, SKE has financed and produced more than 40 feature films. SKE has a long history of working collaboratively with leading filmmakers and top-tier talent. SKE releases include the hit thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, starring Matthew McConaughey; The Place Beyond the Pines, co-written and directed by Derek Cianfrance, and starring Ryan Gosling and Bradley Cooper; and the Oscar-nominated United 93, directed by Paul Greengrass.
SKE recently announced a merger with the international local-language content company Ivanhoe Pictures, to form SK Global. China Cultural and Entertainment Fund (CCEF), a China-focused private equity fund and prominent investment management company, is taking a substantial equity position in SK Global. Together, the new entity will focus on premium content with worldwide reach and local market understanding.