Int’l TV, film prod’n firm 310 bows in L.A.

Company has $200 mil prod'n fund for films

International film and TV production and distrib unit 310 Entertainment has set up camp in Century City, Calif., and Munich, Germany.

Headed by international distribution vet Chris Bialek and Stefan Jonas, who is co-founder of the Germany-based post-production and digital effects house Das Werk, company has established a $200 million production fund for its already mounting film slate; now under way for 310 is its first feature “Rave MacBeth,” a modern musical retelling of the classic set against today’s rave/techno craze, which is skedded to wrap in December.

Firm will eye projects — in the arenas of live-action features, animated movies and TV series — with budgets south of $30 million. Due to its international composition, 310 is arranging co-productions with U.S., Canadian and European partners.

“310 offers a unique blend of capabilities, European alliances and state-of-the-art post-production facilities that enable filmmakers to fully realize their vision,” Bialek said.

The next scheduled pic for 310, “Sexual Healing,” is set to be produced by Rudy Langlais, Jeremiah Chechik and Jeffrey Klein. The pic chronicles the life of songster Marvin Gaye during his stay in Berlin in the early ’80s.

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