Indomina Shutters Distribution Unit And Lays Off 15 In LA Office

EXCLUSIVE: Indomina Releasing, the distribution division of The Indomina Group, is quietly suspending North American operations. The move comes three years after CEO Jasbinder Singh Mann established the branch to acquire and distribute genre fare for his upstart global media studio. A spokesperson tells Deadline that 15 LA-based jobs will be affected and Indomina is attempting to find third-party outlets for titles including its high-profile 2012 Sundance acquisition Filly Brown, starring Gina Rodriguez, Edward James Olmos and the late Jenni Rivera, which has been in release-date limbo for months. The company denied rumors that its LA office is closing completely, saying it is still sending its international team to Berlin next month. The plan is for Indomina Group to focus on producing original content out of its Dominican Republic facilities, shifting to feature films with more commercial studio appeal. VP Acquisitions Rob Williams, who ran point on the company’s domestic pickups, will remain through the restructuring.

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