Pair team for urban pix

Critelli, Bagley partner for new banner Gyre

Michael J. Critelli and Pierre Bagley have partnered to form producing-financing banner Gyre Entertainment, aiming to generate two to three films a year for the contemporary urban market.

Gyre recently wrapped principal photography on golfing drama “From the Rough,” starring Taraji P. Henson, Tom Felton, Michael Clarke Duncan and LeToya Luckett.

“Rough” is inspired by the true story of Tennessee State U. coach Catana Starks, the first woman ever to coach a college men’s golf team. Bagley produced with Joshua Throne and directed from a script he wrote with Critelli.

Gyre is in talks with distributors to release “Rough” in the fall.

“One of my goals in starting Gyre Entertainment is to offer filmmakers and talent the opportunity to bring films to the marketplace that represent the breadth and depth of the urban experience,” Bagley said. “We are committed to creating movies that are intelligent, engaging and will have wide crossover appeal.”

Critelli has been chairman-CEO of Pitney Bowes and is currently prexy-CEO of Dossia Service Corp.

Bagley’s credits include “The Message” and docus “A Legacy of Leadership,” hosted by Sidney Poitier, and “The Fat Man Walking,” which chronicled the 3,000-mile journey of a 400-pound ex-Marine who set out to walk from San Diego to New York.

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