SKOOP Media Global Content specializes in development, financing and distribution of high-end European drama series and feature films. Founded in 2012 by Pim van Collem, SKOOP Media is committed to bringing Original European content to audiences across the world.
SKOOP Media originates from boutique sales agent Dutch Features with offices in Amsterdam and Los Angeles. Their diverse portfolio consists of more than 75 feature films and TV drama series, encompassing two labels: SKOOP Prime and SKOOP Family. International distribution veteran Van Collem and his team combine unique and expert knowledge of the global marketplace with an extensive international network in the media industry.
In addition to its sales and distribution activities, SKOOP also offers support in the earliest stages of content production: developing, co-financing and co-producing TV drama and feature films with some of the most successful content creators in the industry.
SKOOP Prime’s portfolio is spearheaded by all seasons of the Benelux streaming hit Mocro Maffia, the highly anticipated Scandinavian mystery crime series Evilside and the Belgian comedy sensation F*** you very very much.
SKOOP also exclusively distributes acclaimed drama series such as The Swell, The Body Collector, The Fix and Dutch Oscar entry Tonio.
The SKOOP Family label boasts recent Emmy Award winning TV series such as The Rules of Floor, Casper and the Christmas Angels and feature film Rhubarb.
SKOOP Media is currently developing a new original feature film in conjunction with award-winning directors Thomas Vanbrabant and Jasper Vrancken.
The brand SKOOP Media pays tribute to the legendary TV programme SimonSkoop (1975-1989), presented for over thirteen years by iconic Dutch film critic and TV presenter Simon van Collem. SimonSkoop not only instilled a love for cinema in multiple generations of Dutch audiences, but also in Simon’s son Pim van Collem, founder of SKOOP Media.
Almost 50 years after the start of SimonSkoop, and 10 years after the foundation of Dutch Features, the new company name SKOOP Media reflects the vast ambitions of the content-driven organization built by Van Collem: to continue creating and distributing quality content for film and TV, to be enjoyed by audiences across the world.
During the production of SimonSkoop (1975-1989), Simon van Collem interviewed and befriended numerous legendary actors and directors. He became well-known for his unique interviews with Hollywood icons such as Alfred Hitchcock, Meryl Streep, Billy Wilder, Sam Peckinpah, Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood, Sean Connery, Fritz Lang, Peter Sellers, Peter Ustinov, Steven Spielberg and many others.
With Sergio Leone on the set of Once Upon a Time in the West
Simon van Collem with actor Lee Marvin
Simon van Collem with director Sam Peckinpah
Simon van Collem with actrice Janet Leigh (main star in Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho)