CANNES — Indie producers Barry Barnholtz, Richard Borchiver and Toronto real estate magnate Paul Wynn are banding together to form Annex Entertainment, with a goal of producing four to six pics per year and one or two TV series.
The new indie will also secure a minimum of six acquisitions per year from indie producers.
Currently, the group is putting together “Fall,” a gritty comedy thriller about a professional thief and amateur philosopher who enters the witness protection program.
Another upcoming project will be “Bulls Night Out,” with Danny Aiello in the lead as a retired New York cop who runs a bar in New York. He and a group of ex-cops take the law into their own hands.
“Collaborating with a solid Canadian company has always been part of my long-term strategic plan,” Barnholtz, who produced “Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World” after spending 13 years as head of Trimark Entertainment, said. “The benefits of Canadian financing and access to international co-productions through various treaties are essential for financing independent films today.”