Collaboration launches at AFM

Producers' rep, sales company to debut with 'Khan'

Collaboration Ent., an L.A.-based company that acts as a producers rep and international sales agent, is launching at this year’s AFM.

Company, headed by Kristine Kreska and Iggy Kos, has a debut slate full of big-budget movies led by “The Lost Gold of Khan,” an adventure pic that begins shooting in February in Asia and the U.S. Pic is produced and directed by Mark Roemmich, an industry veteran with a special effects background who was exec producer of “Ask the Dust.”

Roemmich claims to use a unique production financing structure closer to that employed in TV than in film. He avoids completion bonds but instead makes use of insurance.

Collaboration lineup is backed by New York-based Indian investor Anand Bharadwaj, who Kreska and Roemmich say is providing $90 million for first three movies.

“Lost Gold” is budgeted at $54 million, while Roemmich’s next helming effort, “Snow Princess,” a fantasy actioner set in Eastern Europe and the Middle East, is pitched at $65 million. Company is also repping “Children of the Runes: The Chronicles of Shi,” an animated feature directed by Willi Patterson and produced by Roemmich’s Noble House Entertainment Pictures.

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