Highland Film Group ("HFG") is an independent finance and sales company that finances and sells quality filmed entertainment across multiple platforms to worldwide audiences.
HFG's management team has significant experience in both film production, finance and worldwide sales, and this expertise is available to filmmakers throughout all phases of film financing, production, marketing and sales.
From preliminary consultations or the negotiation of pre-sale agreements during project development to production supervision and risk mitigation during principle photography, and concluding with the implementation of a global marketing and sales strategy that maximizes revenue generation after a film is complete, HFG collaborates with today's filmmakers and financiers to preserve the creative spirit essential to independent film making, but also to maintain a balanced emphasis on risk-responsibility and value creation every step of the way.
Ruzanna Kegeyan has been in the independent international sales for 17 years and has been involved in some of the most notable films coming from the independent marketplace. She comes with an extensive knowledge and experience of independent film in the international marketplace; including worldwide sales, bank financing, distribution/acquisition and marketing.
Ruzanna served as President of Synchronicity Entertainment, the vanguard division of The Solution Entertainment Group. In addition to overseeing the worldwide sales and acquisitions for Synchronicity, she handled sales for key territories for Solution.
Prior to joining Synchronicity and Solution, Ruzanna was EVP of Sales and Acquisitions at IM GLOBAL for six years, where she handled worldwide sales and acquisitions for all theatrical product. She was instrumental in acquiring and selling the horror phenomenon PARANORMAL ACTIVITY. Other titles she sold were SAFE starring Jason Statham, A SINGLE MAN starring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore, INSIDIOUS starring Patrick Wilson and Rose Byrne, BULLET TO THE HEAD starring Sylvester Stallone.
Ruzanna had a five year tenure as Senior Vice President of International Distribution at Syndicate Films International/Yari Film Group where she handled worldwide sales, facilitated bank closings with various financing institutions, and oversaw a staff of ten that encompassed contract negotiations, to collections and servicing. Ruzanna handled worldwide sales for films including Oscar Award winning film CRASH, directed by Paul Haggis; HOSTAGE starring Bruce Willis; THE MATADOR starring Pierce Brosnan; THUMBSUCKER starring Keanu Reeves and upcoming films such as THE ACCIDENTAL HUSBAND starring Uma Thurman.
Before the Yari Film Group, Ruzanna was VP of International Distribution at Splendid Pictures, overseeing day-to-day operations of the department and was involved in films the highly regarded sophomore feature, NARC, directed by Joe Carnahan, starring Ray Liotta and Jason Patric and the AGENT CODY BANKS franchise.
Ruzanna graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and minor in Economics from the University of Southern California. Prior to completing her BA Ruzanna served in the Armenian Embassy in Washington D.C.