Indie producer Emilio Ferrari, best known for straight-to-video and TV titles, has formed a new theatrical and distribution entity — A Plus Entertainment — with financing out of Germany.
The company, which plans to produce three features a year and acquire as many as 20 new films annually, will unveil three movies with budgets under $10 million — set to lense in the coming months — at the Mifed market.
Ferrari’s features are:
- “Sorted,” which will begin shooting Oct. 25 in London, is a psychological thriller set in the hip London underground rave scene. Producers are Fabrizio Chiesa and Mark Crowdy; Alexander Jovy, nominated for an Oscar for live-action short “Holiday Romance” will helm.
- “Luckytown,” set to go before cameras Nov. 15 in Las Vegas, follows a young man and woman at a crossroads in their lives; she is looking for her lost father, he wants nothing but the free-wheeling lifestyle. Paul Nichols produces and directs; pic is being co-produced in association with Mediapix and Advanced Licensing.
- “G Men From Hell,” set to begin lensing Oct. 24 in Los Angeles, is a live-action adventure based on the comic book series of the same name. Pic will be helmed by Christopher Coppola based on a bigscreen adaptation by Robert Cooper, Nicholas Johnson and Michael Allred. Producer is Richard A. Albert, who created the comic book.
Ferrari, who will serve as A Plus prexy, will oversee all production and distrib activities for the company, which houses TV, homevideo and children’s divisions.
Prior to forming A Plus, Ferrari was prexy of Allied Entertainment Group, and co-founded and served as veep of acquisitions and sales at Thunderhead Films.