ABOUT THE GUIDEThe 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org; >email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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.firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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