United States

ABOUT THE GUIDE

The following companies, arranged by country, actively produce, finance or find financing for independent projects. Listings were voluntary and compiled from information submitted by these companies.

United States

Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld

2029 Century Park East, Suite 2400, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 229-1000

Fax: (310) 229-1001

Email: sfayne@akingump.com

Web site: www.akingump.com

Contact: P. John Burke, Steve Fayne, Marissa Roman

Biz: International law firm involved in the financing, production and distribution of independent films with budgets

from $10 million-$100 million; advises financiers, producers, distributors and completion guarantors on a wide range of

issues relating to international co-productions.

Recent pics: “Crash,” “Hostage,” “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction”

Antidote Intl. Films

200 Varick St., Suite 502; New York, NY 10014

Phone: (646) 486-4344

Fax: (646) 486-5885

Email: info@antidotefilms.com

Web site: www.antidotefilms.com

Contact: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, producer; Mike Andrus, head of development

Biz: Produces American feature films by writer-directors with distinct voices.

Recent pics: “Mysterious Skin,” “The Hawk Is Dying,” “The Last Winter”

Atlas Entertainment

9200 Sunset Blvd., 10th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 786-4900

Fax: (310)777-2185

Contact: Charles Roven, Allen Shapiro, Alex Gartner, partners

Biz: Production company

Recent pics: “Scooby Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed,” “Batman Begins,” “The Brothers Grimm”

Bauer Martinez

Distribution

8228 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 650-2690

Fax: (323) 650-2636

Web site: www.bauermartinez.com

Contact: Philippe Martinez, chairman-CEO; Jonathan Weisgal, head of development; Emerson Machtus, head of acquisitions

Biz: Theatrical distribution company with the objective of releasing 12 films annually, including all films from

Bauer’s U.K. production outfit, Lucky 7 Prods., and U.S.-based Bauer Martinez Prods.

Recent pics: “Modigliani,” “The Groomsmen,” “I Could Never Be Your Woman”

Benderspink

110 S. Fairfax Ave., Suite 350, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 904-1800

Fax: (323) 904-1802

Email: info@benderspink.com

Web site: www.benderspink.com

Contact: JC Spink, Chris Bender, producers/managers; Jake Weiner, production prexy

Biz: A diversified management/production company specializing in handling careers of screenwriters, directors and

actors. Company has a first-look deal at New Line Cinema and Fox 21, the new division of 20th Century Fox Television.

Recent pics: “Monster-in-Law,” “A History of Violence,” “Red Eye

Bristol Media

200 W.57th St., Suite 506

New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 245-5462

Fax: (212) 245-5464

Email: info@bristolmedia.com

Contact: Tony Manne, prexy

Biz: Provides filmmakers with consulting services on sales and strategies for the distribution and marketing of motion

pictures.

Recent pics: “Opa!,” “Gold on Eagle Street,” “Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession”

Cinetic Media

555 W. 25th St., Fourth Floor,

New York, NY 10011

Phone: (212) 204-7979

Fax: (212) 204-7980

Email: office@cineticmedia.com

Biz: U.S. based consulting firm providing strategic advisory services. Key practice areas are project financing,

project sales and corporate consulting (strategy and finance).

Recent pics: “A Scanner Darkly,” “Everything is Illuminated” “I’m Not There”

Comerica Entertainment Group

9777 Wilshire Blvd, Fourth Floor,

Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 281-2400

Fax: (310) 281-2476

Email: info@benderspink.com

Web site: www.benderspink.com

Contact: Morgan Rector, prexy; Jared Underwood, Jeff Colvin,senior VPs/managers

Biz: Provides top-to-bottom film finance banking services (production finance, gap finance, gap finance, tax credit

finance, foreign exchange, etc.) for all budget sizes.

Recent pics: “White Noise,” “Crash,” “Te Black Dahlia”

Curb Entertainment Intl.

3907 West Alameda Ave.,

Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: (818) 843-8580

Fax: (818) 566-1719

Email: info@curbentertainment.com

Web site: www.curbentertainment.com

Contact: Carole Curb, prexy; Aaron Rogers, director/head of marketing and acquisitions; Ildi Toth Davy, executive

director/head of sales

Biz: Worldwide sales agent and feature film production company making low-budget, mainstream thrillers with crossover

potential.

Recent pics: “Whirlygirl,” “No Way Up,” “Drop Dead Sexy”

Creative Artists Agency

9830 Wilshire Blvd. Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 288-4545

Fax: (310) 288-4800

Web site: www.caa.com

Contact: CAA’s Independent Group provides consultation services to clients regarding the financing and distribution

arrangements of independent films and production companies, including domestic and foreign financing, distribution and sales

strategies.

Eleven Eleven Films

1041 N. Formosa Ave., Santa Monica West Building, Suite 17, West Hollywood, CA 90036

Phone: (323) 850-2784

Fax: (323) 850-3163

Email: ross@elevenelevenfilms.com

Contact: Ross M. Dinerstein, Bobby Schwartz, managing partners; Geoff Stults, partner

Biz: Produces and finances films in the $1 million-$5 million range.

Recent pics: “Unknown” “Something Blue,” “The American Standard

Emmett/Furla Films

8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 420; Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Phone: (310) 659-9411

Fax: (310) 659-9421

Email: dwalton@fmlyroom.com

Web site: www.fmlyroom.com

Contact: Randall Emmett, George Furla, co-chairs/producers; M. Dal Walton III, VP, development and business affairs

Biz: Develops, co-finances and produces high-concept feature films with moderate to high budgets.

Recent pics: “16 Blocks,” The Wicker Man,” “The Amittyville Horror”

Endeavor Agency

9601 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 248-2000

Fax: (310) 248-2020

Contact: Sandrine De Clercq, Jourdan Martin, Graham Taylor, Modi Wiczyk

Biz: Film finance and international department packages, secures distribution and obtains financing for films on

behalf of clients.

Recent pics: “Nine Lives,” “Be With You, Babel”

Endgame Entertainment

1041 N. Formosa Ave., Administration Bldg., Suite 195, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 850-2747

Fax: (323) 850-2754

Web site www.endgameentertainment.com

Contact: James D. Stern, CEO; Douglas E. Hansen, chief operating officer; Julia Eisenman, prexy

Biz: A private equity fund offering access to investment opportunities across a portfolio of entertainment industry

investments, primarily in motion pictures, but also other entertainment related businesses. Budgets range from $2 million-$20

million.

Recent pics: “Proof,” “Stay Alive,” “The Alibi”

First Look Studios

8000 Sunset, East Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 337-1000

Fax: (323) 337-1037

Email: info@firstlookmedia.com

Web site: www.firstlookmedia.com

Contact: Henry Winterstern, CEO and co-chairman; Bill Lischak, prexy and chief operating officer; Dana Lambert, VP,

creative affairs

Biz: Involved in distribution, sales, financing and production of independent feature films

Recent pics: “The Breed,” “Wassup Rockers,” “Cake”

Focus Features

65 Bleecker St., 3rd Floor, New York NY 10012

Phone: (212) 539-4000

Fax: (212) 539-4099

Web site: www.focusfeatures.com

Contact: David Linde, James Schamus, co-presidents; John Lyons, production prexy

Biz: Specialty films unit of Universal Pictures handles movie production, financing and worldwide distribution.

Recent pics: “Broken Flowers,” “My Summer of Love,” “The Motorcycle Diaries”

Fox Searchlight Pictures

10201 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 369-3000

Web site: www.foxsearchlight.com

Contact: Steve Gilula, distribution prexy; Peter Rice, prexy; Nancy Utley, marketing prexy

Biz: Filmmaker-oriented company focuses on distinctive films, distributed internationally by 20th Century Fox.

Recent pics: “Bee Season,” “Roll Bounce,” “The Ringer”

Furst Films

8954 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035

Phone: (310) 278-6468

Fax: (310) 278-7401

Contact: Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, producers; Shauna Phelan, creative executive

Biz: Feature film and television production company produces high-end, independent films with budgets from $5 million

-$20 million.

The Gersh Agency

41 Madison Ave., 33rd floor, New York, NY 10010

232 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (212) 997-1818;

(310) 274-6611

Fax: (212) 391-8459

Email: abocco@gershny.com

Contact: Arianna Bocco, independent feature packaging

Biz: Talent agency, feature packaging, finished film sales. Looking for scripts or films with variety of budget and

genre.

GreeneStreet Films

9 Desbrosses St, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10013

Phone: (212) 609-9000

Fax: (212) 609-9099

Email: general@gstreet.com

Web site: www.greenestreetfilms.com

Contact: John Penotti, Fisher Stevens, founders

Biz: Independent financing and production company dedicated to making quality films with high production values that

are both artistically provocative and financially viable.

Recent pics: “Romance and Cigarettes,” “Yes,” “A Prairie Home Companion”

GTO Pictures

151 W. 25th St., 12th floor, New York, NY 10001

Phone: (212) 366-4790

Fax: (212) 366-4795

Email: Marisa@iridiument.com

Contact: Marisa Polvino, partner/producer; Michael Corrente, Billy Heinzerling, partners/executive producers

Biz: Develops, produces and co-finances films and TV projects witu budgets up to $12 million.

Recent pics: “The Door in the Floor,” “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead,” “Brooklyn Rules”

Hannibal Pictures

8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 107, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 848-2945

Fax: (323) 848-2946

Email: contactus@hannibalpictures.com

Web site: www.hannibalpictures.com

Contact: Richard Rionda Del Castro, chairman-CEO; Patricia Rionda Del Castro, president; Mathilde Aupetit, director of

sales & marketing

Biz: Foreign production and distribution company interested in co-financing and distributing international co-

productions, budgeted at $5 million-$40 million.

Recent pics: “Chasing the Dragon,” “Deadly Deception,” “The Last Face”

Hollywood Wizard

4629 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite A, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Phone: (818) 461-9349

Fax: (818) 461-9143

Email: production@hollywoodwizard.com

Web site: www.hollywoodwizard.com

Contact: Tony Kandah, president; Matt Quan, director of development

Biz: Full-service motion picture production and distribution company handling pics budgeted at $500,000-$3 million;

partial equity financing and pre-sales.

Recent pics: “Horrors of War,” “Action Angels,” “1000 Bullets”

International Creative Management

8942 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90211

Phone: (310) 550-4240

Fax: (310) 550-4441

Email: asadoff@icmtalent.com

Web site: www.icmtalent.com

Contact: Hal Sadoff, head of international & independent film dept.; Shaun Redick, agent; Oriane Gay, department

coordinator

Biz: Arranges financing, packaging and distribution for motion pictures for all genres at both low and high budget

levels.

Recent pics: “Flyboys,” “Running Scared,” “Unknown”

Inferno Distribution

8000 Sunset Blvd East Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 848-8973

Fax: (323) 848-8963

Web site: www.infernodistribu-tion.com

Contact: Jim Seibel, Bill Johnson

Biz: Producing, financing, international sales of motion pictures budgeted at $10 million-$60 million.

Recent pics: “Just Friends,” “Peaceful Warrior,” “Southland Tales”

Intermedia Films

9350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 777-0007

Fax: (310) 777-0008

Email: info@intermediafilm.com

Web site: www.intermediafilm.com

Contact: Martin Schuermann, chairman; Jon Gumpert, vice chairman; Scott Kroopf, prexy, motion picture group

Biz: Produces, finances and distributes low- to mid-level budgeted films together with both domestic and international

partners.

Recent pics: “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction,” “Alexander,” “Mindhunters”

Intl. Film Distribution Consultants

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 930; Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 788-2803

Fax: (310) 788-2823

Email: JBliah@ifdc.com

Contact: Jerome Bliah, prexy

Biz: Represents foreign film buyers in the U.S. for their film acquisitions; raises financing for producers from

international companies; provides consulting services to independent producers; distributes feature films internationally.

Recent pics: “Behind the Mask: Young Hannibal,” “Last Legion,” “Basic Instinct 2: Risk Addiction”

Intl. Film Guarantors

10940 Wilshire Blvd., #2010, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 208-4500

Fax: (310) 443-8998

Email: usinfo@ifgbonds.com

Web site: www.ifgbonds.com

Biz: Provides film completion guaranties.

Recent pics: “Notes on a Scandal,” “Madea’s Family Reunion,” “Touristas”

Katapult Film Sales

228 Main St., Suite C, Venice, CA 90291

Phone: (310)399-2080

Fax: (310) 399-2199

Email: thomas@katapultfilms.com

Web site: www.katapultfilms.com

Contact: Thomas Mai, managing partner; David Jourdan, sales agent

Biz: Specializes in bringing independent films to the world market.

Recent pics: “A Little Trip to Heaven,” “The Last Winter,” “Screaming Masterpiece”

Lee Daniels Entertainment

39 W. 131st St., Suite 2, New York, NY 10037

Phone: (646) 548-0930

Fax:(646) 548-9883

Email: info@leedanielsentertainment.com

Web site: www.leedanielsentertainment.com

Contact: Lee Daniels, prexy-CEO; Lisa Cortes, senior VP, production; David Robinson, CFO and head of sales

Biz: Full-service boutique film studio finances, produces and sells unconventional pics.

Recent pics: “The Woodsman,” “Shadowboxer”

Lions Gate Entertainment

2700 Colorado Ave., Suite 200, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 449-9200

Fax: (310) 255-3730

Email: general-inquiries@lgf.com

Web site: www.lgf.com

Contact: John Sacchi, VP production; Alex Franklin, director of development

Biz: Fully finances and co-finances up to 12 productions each year, with budgets typically from $2 million-$20

million, varying from commercial genre to arthouse fare.

Recent pics: “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Happy Endings,” “The Devil’s Rejects”

Mercantile National Bank

9601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 248-3452

Fax: (310) 788-0669

Email: astribley@mnbla.com;

>rgreenberg@mnbla.com

Web site: www.mnbla.com

Contact: Arthur F. Stribley, executive VP/ manager; Randi Greenberg, VP

Biz: Provides full range of film and television production loans including gap financing; discounting of contracts and

income streams; personal loans and lines of credit; corporate lines of credit; corporate borrowing base lines of credit and

equipment loans and leases.

Recent pics: “Cerberus,” “Poolhall Prophets,” “Mortuary”

Michael London Prods.

1041 N. Formosa Ave., Frank Sinatra Bungalow, West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 850-3530

Fax: (323) 850-3539

Contact: Michael London, Jane Garnett, producers; Khristina Kravas, creative executive

Biz: Developing, packaging and securing financing for feature films, both studio and independent. Company has a first

-look deal at Paramount.

Recent pics: “The Family Stone,” “The Illusionist”

Mission Pictures

10877 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2200, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 954-4889

Fax: (310) 954-4881

Email: info@missionpictures.net

Contact: Andrew Hauptman, chairman; Tracy Falco, senior VP, production/development

Biz: Production company with development funding on projects of various genres and budget sizes.

Recent pics: “Millions,” “Piccadilly Jim,” “State of Play”

Mosaic Media Group

9200 Sunset Blvd., 10th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 786-4900

Fax: (310) 777-2185

Contact: Charles Roven, Jimmy Miller, Eric Gold, Allen Shapiro, partners

Biz: Motion picture, television production and artist management company.

Recent pics: “Batman Begins,” “Kicking and Screaming,” “The Brothers Grimm”

Myriad Pictures

1520D Cloverfield Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 279-4000

Fax: (310) 279 4001

Email: linda.chiu@myriadpictures.com

Web site: www.myriadpictures.com

Contact: Kirk Damico, prexy-CEO; Linda Chiu, director of development and production; Matthew Smith, manager of

development and acquisitions

Biz: Independent production, acquisitions and sales company of theatrically driven feature films and TV programming

Recent pics: “Kinsey,” “Little Fish,” “Piccadilly Jim”

Natexis Banques Populaires

1901 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1901, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 203-8710

Fax: (310) 203-8720

Email: Bennett.pozil@nyc.nxbp.com

Contact: Bennett Pozil, VP/group manager; Mark Harrington, Senior VP/manager

Biz: Bank financing for film/television production and acquisition

Recent pics: “Broken Flowers,” “Domino,” “The Grudge”

Newmarket Films

202 N. Canon Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 858-7472

Fax: (310) 858-7473

Email: kirsten@newmarketcap.com

Web site: Newmarketfilms.com

Contact: Aaron Ryder, production; John Crye, development; Brittany Ballard, acquisitions

Biz: Independent production and distribution company can become involved in projects any time during development

through to the acquisition of a finished film.

Recent pics: “Downfall,” “The Woodsman,” “The Passion of the Christ”

The Orphanage

6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 220, Hollywood, CA 90028

Phone: (323) 469-6700

Fax:: (323) 469-6701

Email: sari@theorphanage.com

Web site: www.theorphanage.com

Contact: Amy Israel, head of production; Scott Stewart, co-founder

Biz: Film and TV development and production; high-end visual effects and animation services; filmmaking technology and

licensing. Seeks filmmaker-driven projects in all genres and budget ranges.

Recent pics: “Griffin and Phoenix,” “Dust and Irving Belateche’s” “Untitled Teen Horror”

Patriot Pictures

9065 Nemo St., West Hollywood, CA 90069

Phone: (310) 274-0745

Fax: (310) 274-0925

Email: m1@patriotpictures.com

Web site: www.patriotpictures.com

Contact: Michael Mendelsohn, prexy-CEO

Biz: Film development, production and financing company

Recent pics: “Fast Food Nation,” “Crenshaw Blvd.,” “Material Girls”

Picturehouse

597 5th Ave., 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017

Phone: (212) 303-1700

Fax: (212) 421-1163

Web site: www.picturehousefilms.com

Contact: Marian Koltai-Levine, Dennis O’Connor, executive VPs, marketing; Sara Rose, senior VP, acquisitions

Biz: A recently launched theatrical distribution company for HBO and New Line Cinema.

Recent pics: “The Thing About My Folks,” “Fur,” “Last Days”

Plum Pictures

141 Fifth Ave., Suite 8N, New York, NY 10010

Phone: (212) 529-5820

Fax: (212) 529-5824

Email: plumpic@plumpic.com

Web site: www.plumpic.com

Contact: Celine Rattray, Galt Niederhoffer, Daniela Taplin Lundberg, producers

Biz: Production

Recent pics: “Lonesome Jim,” “The Baxter,” “The Man From Rajapur”

Rebel Film/Rebel Entertainment

8899 Beverly Blvd., Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90048; USA

Phone: (310) 550-6760

Fax: (310) 550-8839

Email: Roel@Rebelfilm.com

Web site: www.rebelfilm.com

Contact: Roel Reine, CEO

Biz: Production and development company for feature films and television

Recent pics: “Adrenaline,” “The Canyon,” “The Delivery”

Regent Entertainment

10990 Wilshire Blvd., Penthouse, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 806-4288

Fax: (310) 806-4268

Email: ggeorge@regententertainment.com

Web site: www.regententertain-ment.com

Contact: Gene George, prexy, Regent Worldwide; Jeff Schenck, prexy, Regent Studios

Biz: Full-service production, financing and distribution company specializing in theatrical, direct-to-video and made

-for-television movies.

Recent pics: “Blind Injustice,” “Phantom Below,” “Eve’s Christmas”

Rogue Pictures

65 Bleecker St., 3rd Floor, New York NY 10012

Phone: (212) 539-4000

Fax: (212) 539-4099

Web site: www.roguepictures.com

Contact: David Linde, prexy

Biz: Produces and distributes suspense, action, thriller and urban entertainment with mainstream appeal and franchise

potential.

Recent pics: “Unleashed,” “Shaun of the Dead,” “Assault on Precinct 13″

Screen Gems

10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Fax: (310) 244-2037

Email: www.sonypictures.com

Contact: Stacy Kolker Cramer, Eric Paquette, Scott Strauss, senior VPs, production

Recent pics: “Underworld: Evolution,” “When a Stranger Calls”

Serenade Films

2901 Ocean Park Blvd., Suite 217, Santa Monica, CA 90405

Phone: (310) 452-3335

Fax: (310) 452-0108

Email: serenadefilms@aol.com

Web site: www.serenadefilms.com

Contact: Leslie Urdang, Michael Nozik, producers-partners; Geoff Linville, production executive; JP Impastato,

assistant to the producers

Biz: Finances and produces low-budget features for theatrical distribution.

Recent pics: “Game 6,” “Twelve and Holding,” “The Great New Wonderful”

Shoreline Entertainment

1875 Century Park East, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 551-2060

Fax: (310) 551-0729

Email: info@shorelineentertain-ment.com

Web site: www.shorelineentertainment.com

Contact: Morris Ruskin, CEO; Sam Eigen, director of worldwide distribution; Brian Sweet, sales manager

Biz: Acquires, produces and distributes features, with financing from pre-sales, equity financiers and gap financing.

Recent pics: “Marilyn Hotchkiss’ Ballroom Dancing & Charm School,” “Swimmers”

Showtime Networks

1633 Broadway, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10019

Phone: (212) 708-1600

Web site: www.sho.com

Contact: Matt Blank, chairman-CEO; Robert Greenblatt, prexy of entertainment; Ann Foley, executive VP, programming

Biz: Launched Showtime Independent Films in 2003 to finance movies directly for the independent theatrical

marketplace. Network seeks out and works with established specialty producers and directors to create low-budget films for

theatrical premiere.

Recent pics: “After Innocence,” “Speak,” “Edge of America”

Spyglass Entertainment

10900 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 443-5880

Fax: (310) 443-9155

Email: ksortito@spyglassent.com

Web site: www.spyglassentertainment.com

Contact: Gary Barber, Roger Birmbaum, co-chairs/co-CEOs

Biz: Produces, finances, and distributes high-profile theatrical motion pictures for release in all media on a

worldwide basis

Recent pics: “The Pacifier,” “The Legend of Zorro,”

Sobini Films

2700 Colorado Ave., Suite 510B, Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 255-5121

Fax: (310) 255-5110

Web site: www.sobini.com

Contact: Mark Amin, CEO-producer; Cami Winikoff, prexy; Robin Schorr, prexy of production

Biz: Feature films with varying budgets, own financing for developing and packaging.

Recent pics: “Peaceful Warrior,” “The Prince and Me,” “Quattro Noza”

Sony Pictures Classics

550 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10022

Phone: (212) 833-8833

Fax: (212) 833-8844

Web site: www.sonyclassics.com

Contact: Dylan Leiner, senior VP, acquisitions and production; Dori Begley, manager of acquisitions

Biz: Specializes in the co-production, financing, acquisition, marketing and distribution of prestigious independent

films.

Recent pics: “Junebug,” “Thumbsucker,” “Capote”

Submarine Entertainment

132 Crosby St., #8, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 625-1410

Fax: (212) 625-9931

Email: josh@submarine.com

Contact: Josh Braun, Dan Braun co-prexies

Biz: Production company; distribution adviser; producers representative. Company focuses on both producing and selling

high-quality feature films and documentaries for theatrical, television and homevideo distribution and all ancillary rights.

Recent pics: “A History of Violence,” “Unknown White Male,” “Gunner Palace”

Summit Entertainment

1630 Stewart St., Suite 120; Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 309-8400

Fax: (310) 828-4132

Email: reception@summit-ent.com

Web site: www.summit-ent.com

Contact: Patrick Wachsberger, prexy-CEO; Bob Hayward, chief operating officer; Erik Feig, prexy, production and

acquisitions

Biz: Finances, produces, distributes and sells features. From its offices in Santa Monica and London, company handles

international sales for Intermedia, Alcon Entertainment, Beacon Pictures, Mandalay Pictures and others in selected

territories. Summit and Intermedia joined forces in 2003 to form I.S. Film Distribution.

Recent pics: “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “The Alibi,” “Music High”

Syndicate Films Intl.

10850 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 689-1694

Fax: (310) 234-0902

Contact: David Glasser, partner; Bernd Stephan, chief financial officer; Ruzanna Kegeyan, VP, international

distribution

Biz: Foreign sales agency interested in distributing quality, independent, full-length features of all genres and

varying budgets.

Recent pics: “Crash,” “Hostage,” “Matador”

Traction Media

9665 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 500, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 385-0770

Fax: (310) 385-0771

Email: tma@traction-media.com

Contact: Rosanne Korenberg, prexy-partner; Douglas Stone, partner; Mark Ankner, development executive

Biz: Represents the sale of distribution rights and produces feature films; assists equity financiers seeking film

projects, assists production companies in packaging and/or setting up their projects, and helps producers seeking financing.

Company reps Vulcan Prods., the independent film arm of Paul Allen’s Vulcan Enterprises.

Recent pics: “Hard Candy,” “Bickford Shmeckler’s Cool Ideas,” “Half Nelson”

TriStar Pictures

10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

Phone: (310) 244-4000

Web site: www.sonypictures.com

Contact: Valerie Van Galder, prexy; Marc Weinstock, senior VP, marketing; Matt Brodlie, senior VP, acquisitions and

production

Recent pics: “Running With Scissors,” “Silent Hill”

Unified Film Organization

3400 W. Alameda Ave., Suite 200, Burbank, CA 91505

Phone: (818) 846-0465

Fax: (818) 846-0256

Email: jeff@ufofilm.com

Web site: www.ufofilm.com

Contact: Jeffery Beach, prexy; Phillip Roth, CEO; T.J. Sakagawa, VP, production and distribution

Biz: Production/distribution company that specializes in high-concept action-adventure films.

Union Square Entertainment

9595 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 300-8410

Email: info@unionsquareent.com

Web site: www.unionsquareent.com

Contact: Jason D. Berk, Matt Lane, co-chairs/co-CEOs

Biz: Focuses on financing and producing feature films in the U.S. and internationally that have a budget range of $1

million-$15 million. Company has been involved at both the independent and studio level, in the distribution as well as the

physical production of motion pictures.

United Talent Agency

9560 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 273-6700

Fax: (310) 247-1111

Email: indiefilm@unitedtalent.com

Contact: Jeremy Barber, Richard Klubeck, co-heads, indie packaging and finance; Shana Eddy, Stuart Manashil, agents

Biz: Film packaging, film finance, film and producer representation; domestic sales; distribution and international

sales consultation

Recent pics: “Hustle & Flow,” “Fast Track,” “Southland Tales”

Voltage Pictures

6422 Deep Dell Place, Los Angeles, CA 90068

Phone: (323) 464-8351

Fax: (323) 464-8362

Email: Nicolas@voltagepictures.com

Web site: www.voltagepictures.com

Contact: Nicolas Chartier, prexy; Nadine De Barros, sales and acquisitions

Biz: Foreign sales, film finance and acquisition of worldwide rights

Recent pics: “The Triangle,” “The Quiet,” “Vegas Baby”

Washington Square Films

310 Bowery, 2nd floor, New York, NY 10012

Phone: (212) 253-0333

Fax: (212) 253-0330

Web site: www.wsfilms.com

Biz: Feature film, commercial, and television production, live bookings and talent management, as well as recently

established international arm that caters to the emerging Latino and Asian markets.

Recent pics: “Love,” “Ludlow”

William Morris Independent

151 El Camino Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 859-4000

Fax: (310) 859-4462

Web site: www.wma.com

Contact: Cassian Elwes, Rena Ronson, senior VPs and co-heads

Biz: Provides film packaging and film sales for domestic and foreign territories.

Recent pics: “16 Blocks,” “Lonely Hearts,” “Harsh Times”

Yari Film Group

10850 Wilshire Blvd., 6th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 234-8970

Fax: (310) 234-8975

Contact: Bob Yari, producer;Neil Sacker, chief operating officer; David Glasser, prexy, international; Bill Immerman,

chief acquisitions officer/senior exec VP

Biz: Financing and production entity interested in producing all genres of independent, full-length features between

$5 million and $60 million.

Recent pics: “Crash,” “Matador,” “The Illusionist”

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