You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Joint venture puts Energy into pic plan

Co. launches Energy Independent

Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year.

Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of high net worth investors.

Venture takes a “quality” over quantity” approach, with clients becoming producing partners.

First up is “Picture Book,” a supernatural thriller written by Ben Magid (“Thirteen”) with Alexis Wajsbrot & Damien Mace (“Red Balloon”) attached to direct. Weaver is producing, with Rock and Eligeti exec producing alongside Magid.

“Picture Book” centers on the mysterious happenings in the mansion of a famous children’s author. The story is reminiscent of 2001’s “The Others,” with a supernatural twist.

Energy Independent is also negotiating several filmmaker deals, with two expected to be consummated in the next 30 days.

Deal was brokered by the Paradigm Motion Picture Finance Group. Energy is producing found-footage project “Thirteen,” which Universal bought pre-emptively last month and set up with U-based Strike Entertainment. WME and Energy also teamed last month’s spec sale of scribe Brad Ingelsby’s actioner “Run All Night” to Warner Bros. in a pre-emptive deal.

More Film

  • steve dayan Teamsters Local 399

    Hollywood Teamsters, IATSE Condemn Sexual Harassment in Entertainment Industry

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Directors Guild Begins Expulsion Process Against Harvey Weinstein

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • Josh Brolin'Only the Brave' film screening,

    Josh Brolin Mourns 'Deadpool 2' Stuntwoman's Death: It Was an 'Absolute Freak Accident'

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • 'Surviving Peace' Review: Does Israel Truly

    Film Review: 'Surviving Peace'

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • Boo 2! A Madea Halloween

    Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Top Sluggish Weekend Ahead of 'Geostorm'

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • Tony Zierra to Follow up ‘Filmworker’

    Tony Zierra to Follow up ‘Filmworker’ with New Stanley Kubrick Doc about ‘Eyes Wide Shut’

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

  • William Friedkin

    William Friedkin on the Power of Film, Capital Punishment and his Recklessness on ‘The French Connection’

    Management company Energy Entertainment has launched Energy Independent, with an eye toward developing, financing and producing two to four features per year. Energy Independent is a joint venture between Energy owner Brooklyn Weaver and SkyRock Venture, a financing and distribution company. Skyrock was founded by Paul Rock and Sameera Eligeti, who lead a consortium of […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content