Since his entry into the industry in 1987, Etchie Stroh has become a mainstay of independent film: a legendary salesman, producer, and distributor with well over $1 billion in sales in his career. Establishing his company, Moonstone Entertainment, with his wife Yael at the 1992 Cannes Film Festival, by 1996 Moonstone Entertainment had expanded into a production, financing, and distribution company for theatrical-quality films, quickly earning a reputation for being on the forefront of independent cinema. Moonstone currently boasts a film catalog of over 200 films, including action classics such as Lionheart, critically acclaimed works like Best Picture winner Crash, and everything in between.
In an industry notorious for its instability, Etchie has enjoyed continued success due to the forging of close relationships with industry insiders, distributors worldwide, and respected filmmakers across genres, including iconic auteur Robert Altman (Cookie’s Fortune), BAFTA winner and Academy Award nominee Michael Radford (Dancing at the Blue Iguana), Palme d’Or and Golden Globe winner Chen Kaige (The Promise, Together,Legend of the Demon Cat, Caught in the Web), Oscar-nominated director Mike Figgis (Miss Julie, Hotel), indie darling Alan Rudolph (Afterglow, Ray Meets Helen), and Orson Welles, whose posthumous film The Other Side of the Wind Etchie helped produce. Etchie’s films have been nominated for Academy Awards (Afterglow: Best Actress), Golden Globes (The Promise: Best Foreign Picture), Independent Spirit Awards (Afterglow: Best Actress – won), Giffoni Film Festival prizes (Digging to China: Jury Prize – won), and more.
Upcoming projects include World War II film The Prominents, to be directed by Peter Webber (Girl with a Pearl Earring, Hannibal Rising), and epic Tchaikovsky biopic Swan Song, the next installment of Etchie's continuing partnership with director Chen Kaige.
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