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Argot Pictures was founded by Jim Browne in the fall of 2005.

Jim BrowneJim Browne has been programming and producing film and video projects in New York City for over 20 years. As a film programmer, he got his start (1989-1993) with the experimental film series, REEL TIME at Performance Space 122. After leaving P.S. 122, he started a touring film series called The People's Cinema. These programs often mixed live music with short films, programmed around specific themes.These shows played around New York City, and in venues in Chicago, San Francisco, Dublin, Ireland, Belgrade, Budapest and beyond.


He was the general manager and programmer for the Two Boots Pioneer Theater in the East Village of New York City. In 2004, he produced and programmed the film component of the Imagine Festival of Arts, Issues & Ideas, a city wide cultural festival around NYC. He conceived and produced the Films To See Before You Vote Tour, a "film festival in a box" that traveled to 14 states before the 2004 presidential election. He is the former Director of Theatrical Distribution for Plexifilm. He was a Programmer for the Tribeca Film Festival from 2006-2010. He has recently been named Programmer for the Abu Dhabi Film Festival.
He is a graduate of Bard College.

Mark PerloffMark Perloff handles marketing and promotion. He joined Argot in January, 2012. For five years prior he was an associate director at Upstate Films, a non-profit independent cinema in Rhinebeck, New York. He is an alumnus of Bard College.

 

 

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