Only eight of 307 films eligible for this year's best picture Oscar scored nominations and producer Steve Golin was lucky enough to produce two of them. The founder and CEO of Anonymous Content is up for "The Revenant" and "Spotlight," which scored a combined 18 noms overall. Golin has also found success in television producing USA's breakout drama "Mr. Robot," which recently won two Golden Globes. Variety talked with Golin about the awards season and juggling a pair of picture candidates.You’re up for dual best picture nominations, how much extra...
From Oscar-winning “Spotlight” and Oscar-nominated “The Revenant” to timely TV dramas like “Mr. Robot,” all projects from Steve Golin’s Anonymous Content share a common thread: they’re all compelling stories told through a strong vision.
In February 2016, Golin told Variety he enjoys working in both film and TV, but is focusing a little more on the latter now. “We have a lot of projects on air, in production, in development and I think that every actor and every director — if you look at Martin Scorsese, David Fincher and Ridley Scott, and Alejandro’s got a TV show — every director is willing to do TV now, and I’m really in the director business.”
Along with “Mr. Robot,” Anonymous Content’s TV series range from dark dramas like “True Detective” and “The Knick” to the absurdly funny comedy “Schitt’s Creek.”
You can be certain that if Golin’s name is attached to any project, it’s something he is personally interested and invested in. He allows the directors and writers he collaborates with as much creative freedom as possible while finding ways to ensure the productions remain financially viable. It’s not always an easy balance, but an important one.