Anne Carey adds weight to indie

Epoch Films has teamed with producer Anne Carey to bolster the company’s film and TV operations.

Carey, who most recently produced Focus Features’ George Clooney starrer “The American,” will work closely with Epoch’s founding partner Mindy Goldberg, helping to develop the company’s existing slate, as well as developing and producing projects for Epoch.

Carey also will tap into Epoch’s new high six-figure development fund pegged for its expanded slate.

“Anne is among the best and brightest producers working in American independent film today. I am confident that by combining Anne’s taste and experience and Epoch’s access to talent and resources we will be an attractive partner for talented directors, writers and producers working in film and television,” Goldeberg said

Epoch’s feature roster included such indies as “Junebug” and “Gigantic.” The company is developing “Low Down,” from producers Albert Berger and Ron Yerxa, set to start lensing later this year.

Carey has few TV credits under her belt (she was exec producer on 2002’s “The Laramie Project”), but will look to bolster Epoch’s TV slate with scripted dramas and comedies, aimed for both cable and network providers.

She’s committed to existing projects outside the partnership, which includes “Then We Came to the End,” from director Lynn Shelton (“Humpday”) and scribe Joshua Ferris, as well as writer-director Carlo Bernard’s “Last Night at the Lobster,” with co-scribe Doug Miro, and “The Listener,” written by Jody Shields, and Malcom Venville set to direct.

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