Who We Are

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

Jim Browne brings three decades of film industry experience to Argot Pictures. His innovative, hands-on approach to distribution emphasizes innovation and collaboration, helping independent filmmakers navigate a highly competitive marketplace while elevating the profile of their projects.

Argot Pictures, founded in 2005, has distributed dozens of films, including Marshall Curry’s Academy Award®-nominated Street Fight, John Pirozzi’s Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock and Roll, Throw Down Your Heart, a documentary about legendary banjo player Béla Fleck, Stacy Peralta’s Crips and Bloods: Made in America, and Leah Warshawski & Todd Soliday’s Big Sonia.

Jim is an experienced international film festival programmer, working for the Tribeca Film Festival (2005-2010), the Abu Dhabi Film Festival (2010-2014), and the Shanghai International Film Festival (2016-present).


Derek Argot 2Derek Kane-Meddock is responsible for marketing, promotion, social media, outreach, and print traffic at Argot Pictures. He joined the company in February 2015 after contributing to a Sundance Institute research project on independent film distribution. Derek has more than a decade of experience developing film and media courses and has taught at New York University, Vassar College, Rutgers University, Hunter College, the University of Iowa, and the Fashion Institute of Technology. His writing has been published in Genre Meets Gender in Postwar Cinemas (University of Illinois Press, 2012).