A 25-year film industry veteran, Paul Hudson was the co-founder of independent US distribution, production and sales company Outsider Pictures, and now runs the company. Since its launch in 2005, Outsider has released Adam’s Apples, Klimt, London to Brighton, Academy award winner Guiseppe Tornatore’s The Unknown Woman and Baaria, and award winning Argentinean director Daniel Burman’s Empty Nest. In 2012, Outsider released the Portuguese Academy nominated film Jose and Pilar, Cuban zombie film Juan de los Muertos and Camera D’or winner Las Acacias. Recent acquisitions include Cannes winners Heli and Land and Shade, A Wolf at the Door and the Goya winners Vivir es facil con los ojos cerrados and Marshland.
Outsider has also recently expanding its activities into online streaming, launchingwww.todocinelatino.tv a site devoted to the best in independent Latin American cinema.
Prior to founding Outsider Pictures, Hudson was Vice President of International Theatrical Distribution, Operations and Finance for MGM in Los Angeles where he was responsible for all of MGM and United Artists’ theatrical distribution activities outside of the United States and Canada. A 14-year veteran of United Artists/MGM, Hudson had worked his way up through the studio’s ranks working in London, England, and in Film Production (The Man In The Iron Mask) before segueing into international distribution. While at MGM, Hudson established an independent distribution network for the studio’s art-house pictures (Saved, Igby Goes Down, Personal Velocity). In addition, Hudson developed long-term relationships with world-wide distributors to help MGM sell some its production slate (Out of Time, Walking Tall).
Hudson began his career in London, where he worked as a financial analyst for United Artists. He is a graduate of the University of Bournemouth at Bournemouth, England.