Quick Draw to develop, produce indie films

Robert Rodriguez has teamed with Gigi Pritzker’s OddLot Entertainment and Michel Litvak’s Bold Films on a film production and finance shingle that will give the helmer wide berth to develop and produce action-oriented, commercial fare.

Partners have struck a multi-picture pact for the new venture, dubbed Quick Draw Prods. Affinity Intl. will handle foreign sales for all titles.

The company, which will be headquartered in Rodriguez’s home base of Austin, Texas, will be formally unveiled at the American Film Market, which gets under way Wednesday in Santa Monica.

Company didn’t say whether it would be unveiling any projects during the market.

Deal covers films for Rodriguez to direct or produce. He said he’s keen to work with established filmmakers as well as emerging talent.

“This new venture allows us to develop, greenlight and produce films from the idea stage through delivery,” Rodriguez said.

“I look forward to developing and producing films under the banner as well as working with filmmakers that I am inspired by. For me, it was important to find partners that shared the same vision and values and who could bring tools beyond financing to the table,” Rodriguez continued.

Founded in 2001, OddLot produces and finances films in the $5 million to $60 million range, including two upcoming titles, “Rabbit Hole” and “From Prada to Nada.”

Bold’s slate includes “Drive,” now in production, as well as thriller “Into Hell” and Brad Anderson’s “Jack.” Brian O’Shea’s Affinity is the newly formed foreign sales company jointly owned by OddLot and Bold.

Many of Rodriguez’s films have performed well overseas, including “Once Upon a Time in Mexico,” “Sin City” and the “Spy Kids” franchise.

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