The following companies actively co-produce or help finance independent features. Listings were voluntary and compiled from information provided by these companies. While every effort was made to contact as many indies around the world as possible, we do not claim this list is comprehensive. Some companies did not wish to be listed.
10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 250
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 789-3040
Fax: (310) 789-3060
Contacts: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, co-founders; Kira Davis, VP, production
Product: Various genres, $12 million-$60 million
Biz: Develops, produces and finances feature films; holds an output deal with Warner Bros.
Recent pics: “Insomnia,” “Affair of the Necklace”
In the pipeline: “Love Don’t Cost a Thing,” untitled Mandy Moore project, “Racing Stripes”
Advice: We accept submissions from agents, managers, attorneys and producers. No unsolicited submissions, please.
264 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 1138
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (323) 882-6193
Fax: (323) 882-6103
Contacts: Anatoly A. Fradis, prexy
Biz: Financing, production, distribution; combines with British, German and Austrian funds.
Product: Unconventional dramas, thrillers, love stories, musicals, $4 million-$15 million
Recent pics: “Masked & Anonymous”
In the pipeline: “Dungeons & Dragons II,” “The Ruler of the World”
Advice: Submit to us your packaged script via attorney or agency; no phone calls or unsolicited material.
808 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 899-8000
Fax: (310) 899-8100
Contacts: Peter Sussman, CEO; Seaton McLean, production prexy; Ted Riley, distribution prexy
Biz: Vertically integrated broadcaster, creator and distributor of filmed entertainment
Recent pics: “Bowling for Columbine,” “The Good Thief,” “Owning Mahowny”
In the pipeline: “Foolproof”
Parma 8, Chalet A
28043 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 91-748-9040
Fax: +34 (0) 91-300-5909
Contacts: Francisco Ramos, Esther Gomez
Biz: Mainstream film production and distribution
Recent pics: “Callas Forever,” “I’m Not Scared,” “Amnesia”
In the pipeline: “Crystal Eye,” “Don’t Move”
c/Cuesta de San Vicente, 4 2º
28008 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 91-542-2702
Fax: +34 (0) 91-542-8777
Contacts: Enrique Gonzalez Macho, CEO; Belen Bernuy, executive producer
Biz: Feature film production including co-productions
Product: Arthouse features, $1 million-$4 million
Recent pics: “Novo,” “Sweet Sixteen,” “Rencor”
In the pipeline: “Te doy mis ojos,” “Triple Agent,” “Angosto”
Advice: Filmmakers should send treatment; companies can send screenplay.
6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 715-1480
Fax: (818) 715-1081
Contacts: Mark L. Lester, prexy; Dana Dubovsky, production prexy
Biz: Production, distribution, financing
Product: Horror pics and actioners — arthouse and mainstream projects — with budgets between $1 million and $10 million
Recent pics: “Tully,” “Knight Club,” “The Anarchist Cookbook”
In the pipeline: “Stealing Candy 2,” “Wisher 2”
Advice: Send a completed script packaged with at least one star name and partial financing attached or a finished movie for distribution.
14/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace,
Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong
Phone: +(852) 2366-1622
Fax: +(852) 2366-0661
Contacts: Patricia Cheng, Rachel Lo
Biz: Film production
Product: Various genres such as horror, drama, comedy, etc.; $2 million-$4 million budget range, depending on genre
Recent pics: “The Eye,” “Three,” “Golden Chicken”
In the pipeline: “The Eye 2,” “Golden Chicken 2”
2700 Colorado Ave.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-9200
Fax: (310) 255-3860
157 Chambers St., 11th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Contacts: Amir J. Malin, CEO; Richard Saperstein, production prexy, Artisan Pictures; Patrick Gunn, executive VP, Artisan Entertainment
Biz: Feature production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment production, acquisition and distribution; production and acquisition finance
Product: Wide-ranging, from edgy, provocative projects to moderate-budgeted pics with mainstream appeal
Recent pics: “Boat Trip,” “Amandla!,” “Standing in the Shadows of Motown”
In the pipeline: “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,” “The Punisher,” “Compleat Female Stage Beauty”
Advice: We do not accept scripts of projects that do not have representation.
256 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 1500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 720-8300
Contacts: David Donnelly, director of development; Ginnina D’Orazio, Adam Neal, directors of development
Biz: Producing features and TV
Product: Thought-provoking, compeling dramas and thrillers; $5 million-$25 million budget range
Recent pics: “12,” “Solid Ones,” “Snow Falling on Cedars”
In the pipeline: “Caravaggio,” “Me”
Advice: Email us.
6671 Sunset Blvd., Bldg. 1593
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 463-6575
Fax: (323) 463-6299
Contacts: Sherri Strain, international sales and distribution; David Rimawi, domestic sales, acquisitions; David Michael Latt, development and production
Biz: Indie production and distribution company, divided into three parts: a U.S. homevideo label, international sales and production
Product: Completed genre films for worldwide distribution, and scripts for films under $1 million; will not finance outside productions.
Recent pics: “King of the Ants,” “Killers 2,” “The Surge”
In the pipeline: “Croak”
Advice: Check out our Web site; if what you see there interests you, contact the relevant person via email.
1323A 3rd St.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 319-9366
Fax: (310) 319-9235
Contacts: Marco Weber, CEO-prexy; Vanessa Coifman, exec VP, development and production; Huber Hagg, VP, biz development
Biz: Production and development; finances and develops own material; distrib deal with MGM and UA
Product: Original, quality material and innovative talented filmmakers, budgets between $8 million and $15 million
Recent pics: “Igby Goes Down,” “All the Queen’s Men”
In the pipeline: “Black Monday,” “Jiggly”
Advice: We are best approached through representation. We can be contacted by fax with a logline and introduction. If we are interested, we will contact filmmaker directly.
9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 278-9991
Fax: (310) 278-9992
Contacts: Steve Bickel, prexy/partner; Jeffrey Kramer, partner; Brian Stearns, creative affairs
Biz: Development, production and foreign sales of features and TV
Product: Projects that combine the unique and innovative, as well as the commercial — with or without attachments
Recent pics: “Time for Dancing,” “The Big Empty”
Advice: Indie film and financing is at a serious crossroads; in order to compete, you must possess originality, creativity, and a clear knowledge of the worldwide marketplace.
Baker Street Media Finance
96 Baker St.
London, W1U 6TJ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-535-5186
Fax: +44 (0) 207-487-5667
Contacts: Bill Allan, Keith Evans
Biz: Co-production, financing and structuring of British feature films and British qualifying international co-productions; provides up to 25% of budget
Product: Only British qualifying films; budgets $1 million-$24 million
Recent pics: “I Capture the Castle,” “The Heart of Me,” “Kiss of Life”
In the pipeline: “The Night We Called It a Day,” “Octane,” “One Love”
Advice: Check out the producers section on our Web site.
801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 607
Largo, FL 33770
Phone: (727) 852-9939
Fax: (727) 852-9709
Contacts: Philippe Martinez, chairman-CEO; Karinne Martinez, chief operating officer/chief financial officer
Biz: Distribution and production, specializing in European co-prods
Product: High-profile, quality projects with strong theatrical potential; budgets ranging from $10 million-30 million
Recent pics: “Out of Season,” “Citizen Verdict,” “The Piano Player”
In the pipeline: “It Waits,” “Modigliani,” “Digital Jesus”
A division of Bavaria Media GmbH
82031 Geiselgasteig, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-6499-2686
Fax: +49 (0) 89-6499-3720
Contacts: Michael Weber, Thorsten Schaumann, Brigitte Suarez
Biz: Distributor of German and European co-productions
Recent pics: “The Man Without a Past,” “Nowhere in Africa,” “Goodbye Lenin!”
In the pipeline: “Nightsongs”; “The Miracle of Bern”; “Jagged Harmonies”
1 Mortimer St.
London, W1T 3JA
Phone: +44 (0) 207-765-0251
Fax: +44 (0) 207-765-0278
Contacts: David Thompson, head of BBC Films; Tracey Scoffield, head of development/executive producer; Jane Wright, head of rights and commercial affairs
Biz: Developing, co-producing, selling and funding features for theatrical release and TV transmission
Product: Quality British film; mixed budgets and genres; all budget ranges using new talent and established directors
Recent pics: “Dirty Pretty Things,” “I Capture the Castle,” “In This World”
In the pipeline: “Code 46,” “Sylvia,” “The Mother”
Advice: Send hard-copy scripts, treatments or proposals to the above address.
443 Greenwich St., 5th Floor
N.Y., NY 10013
Phone: (212) 226-3331
Fax: (212) 226-2179
Contacts: Alexa L. Fogel, producer, casting director; Joseph Infantolino, producer; Brendan Mason, director of production
Biz: Film and TV production
Product: Well written, original stories
Recent pics: “Our Song,” “The Wire,” “Oz”
In the pipeline: “A Hole in One,” “Face,” “Annika”
Advice: Be able to articulate a clear vision.
Robert Buerkle Str. 3, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-956-2719
Fax: +49 (0) 89-956-2703
Contacts: Andreas Rothbauer, theatrical sales & acquisitions; Robert Czajkowski, acquisitions & co-productions
Biz: Boutique sales operation for indie features
Product: German- and English-language feature films including European co-prods, $3.5 million-$11.5 million
Recent pics: “The Tunnel,” “Manitou’s Shoe,” “Soloalbum”
In the pipeline: “Ghetto,” “Berlin Blues,” “Love in Thoughts”
44 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 587-8800
Fax: (212) 587-1950
Contacts: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicent, co-prexys; Tory Tunnell, head of development
Biz: Production, private equity, pre-sales
Product: Digital films; pics that push boundaries aesthetically, socially or politically; budgets $2 million and below
Recent pics: “Lovely and Amazing,” “Never Get Outta the Boat”
In the pipeline: “Jihad”
Advice: Fax us with a synopsis of your film and a brief bio.
1600 Rosecrans Ave.,
Bldg. 6B, 3rd Floor
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Phone: (310) 727-3303
Fax: (310) 727-3334
Contacts: Jeff Geoffray, chief financial officer; Walter Josten, CEO
Biz: Bridge financing and producing services
Product: Projects from good filmmakers with compelling stories in all budget ranges
Recent pics: “Around the World in 80 Days,” “Behind the Red Door,” “Eloise”
In the pipeline: “The Conspirator,” “Ghost Town,” “Jaco”
Advice: Approach us via the Web site, or if you know us, call anytime.
58 Baldry Gardens
London, SW16 3DJ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 208-765-0333
Fax: +44 (0) 208-765-0555
Contacts: Pete Maggi, managing director; Pietro Dioni, associate; Federico De Montis, associate producer
Biz: Joint-venture partner of Britain’s Spice Factory; jointly manages $80 million Movision Equity Fund; has $80 million co-production deal with Italy’s Lux Video; budgets $5 million-$25 million
Recent pics: “Piazza of the Five Moons,” “Evilenko,” “Mother Theresa”
In the works: “Nero,” “Simple Prayers,” “Caravaggio”
Advice: Please contact us by email to our personal email addresses.
Bulbeck y Mas/Altair
Phone: +34 (0) 91-594-7212
Fax: +34 (0) 91-445-7212
Contacts: Gillian Bulbeck, Richard Podesta, Fernando Sokolewicz
Biz: Madrid- and Buenos Aires-based international sales house and production company
Product: Genre films, $1 million-$2.5 million
Recent pics: “Hoy y manana,” “El Septimo arcangel”
In the pipeline: “El silencio de las sirenas,” “El puerto”
Advice: Contact us via email.
10850 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 470-7500
Contacts: Cathy Schulman, Tom Nunan, Mark Curcio, partners
Biz: Feature production and financing; television production (network and cable)
Product: Low- to midrange-budget pictures in all genres for financing and co-financing; big-budget studio fare for co-financing, development and production
In the pipeline: “Employee of the Month,” “Thumbsucker,” “Tishomingo Blues”
Advice: We accept represented and solicited material only; submissions can be addressed to Janet Salas, VP, development and production.
9830 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 288-4545
Fax: (310) 288-4712
Contacts: John Ptak, Emanuel Nunez, Rick Hess, Kevin Iwashina
Biz: Consultation for client films and production companies, covering projects from development through delivery, inclusive of financing, production and distribution arrangements
Product: Wide range of genres, budgets and locations
Recent pics: “Adaptation,” “The Life of David Gale,” “Evelyn”
In the pipeline: “The Bridge of San Luis Rey,” “Laws of Attraction,” “Sylvia”
23 Queensdale Place
London, W11 4SQ
Phone: +44 (0) 207-471-6000
Fax: +44 (0) 207-471-6000
Contacts: Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay, Nicole Mackey
Biz: International sales, finance and production
Product: Independent feature films; budgets $2 million-$20 million
Recent pics: “Gosford Park,” “Spider,” “Ghost World”
In the works: “Five Children and It,” “Sylvia,” “The Company”
Advice: We do not accept unsolicited scripts; please request appointment via email.
Rue de la Cimenterie, 1337 Luxembourg
Phone: +352 (0) 26-424200
Fax: + 352 (0) 26-424250 / 251
Contacts: Romain Schroeder, Tom Reeve
Biz: European co-productions, providing equity, gap funding and access to subsidies
Product: Feature films
Recent pics: “George and the Dragon”
4216¾ Glencoe Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Phone: (310) 827-3797
Fax: (310) 827-2533
Contacts: Rick Osako, production manager
Biz: Film and documentary production; subdivision produces commercials and musicvideos
Product: All budget ranges, legitimate films
Recent pics: “Amy’s Orgasm,” “Break a Leg,” “Red White and Buddha”
In the pipeline: “Black Tulip”
Advice: Please download the submission form off the Web site and submit via fax or email with a synopsis and request.
Via della Frezza 59, 00186 Rome, Italy
Phone: +(39) 0636-7201
Fax: +(39) 0636-7205-0
Contacts: Riccardo Tozzi, prexy; Giovanni Stabilini, CEO; Marco Chimenz, veep
Biz: Production of feature films
Product: European co-productions, $5 million to $20 million
Recent pics: “I’m Not Scared,” “El Alamein,” “A Journey Called Love”
In the pipeline: “Caterina in the Big City,” “Don’t Move,” “Eyes of Crysta”
Advice: Send a one-page synopsis.
630 Ninth Ave., Suite 411
New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 246-6300
Fax: (212) 246-6086
Contacts: Michael Sergio, prexy; Isil Bagdadi, prexy of production and acquisitions
Biz: Film production, acquisition, theatrical distribution and equity finance
Product: Quality scripts that can be made for under $5 million; completed films that have unique marketing hooks and film festival exposure for theatrical distribution
Recent pics: “The Holy Land,” “Under the Hellgate Bridge”
In the pipeline: “West Bank Brooklyn,” “Baby Blue,” “Bottom of the Ninth”
Advice: Submit a one-page treatment (must have some of the financing in place), or synopsis of completed film seeking distribution, via fax or email.
8265 Sunset Blvd.,
Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 650-3100
Fax: (323) 650-5055
Contacts: Bo Hyde, CEO; Kathleen Haase, production prexy; Kendall Morgan, production executive
Provides: Financing and production of commercial films
Seeks: Youth-oriented and thought-provoking films, $5 million-$35 million
Recent pics: “Eulogy”
In the pipeline: Untitled Andrew Gurland/Huck Botko project; “Dough Boys,” “Jimmy the Dragon”
Advice: Email your pitch, send us your scripts, show us your shorts — we are always looking for good stories and smart talent.
10 rue Lincoln
75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (1) 4076-9120
Fax: +33 (1) 4359-1382
Contacts: Philippe Carcassonne
Biz: Producing features (mostly French)
Product: Quality entertainment, $2 million-$20 million
Recent pics: “Read My Lips,” “How I Killed My Father,” “The Man on the Train” Advice: Who needs a cheese-eating surrender monkey anyway?
8328 DeSoto Ave.
Canoga Park, CA 91304
Phone: (818) 349-8822
Fax: (818) 349-9922
Contacts: Philippe Diaz, producer; Philippe Lenglet, international sales; Kindra Ruocco, studio operations
Biz: Production and distribution
Product: Quality indie films for international audiences with budgets between $1 million and $5 million
Recent pics: “Heavy Metal 2000,” “Somewhere in Africa,” “St. Patrick’s Day”
In the pipeline: “Mundo Mata,” “Sleeping on Stones,” “Soldier Child”
Advice: The door is open. Send us an email or mail us your project.
434 Queen St. East
Canada M5A 1T5
Phone: (416) 363-6060
Fax: (416) 363-2305
Contacts: Nick Stiliadis, CEO; Irene Loewy, senior VP, acquisitions and marketing; Steve Arroyave, VP production
Biz: International sales entity, handling more than 100 titles
Product: Arthouse and genre; any budget
Recent pics: “The Limit”
In the pipeline: “Peaches,” “Human Touch,” “Missing Tom”
Advice: Email us a one-page synopsis.
80802 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 8936-8140-0
Fax: +49 (0) 8936-8140-99
Contacts: Eberhard Kayser, Marco Mehlitz, managing directors
Biz: Production house and film fund with an annual slate of six to eight features
Product: English-language feature films, $5 million-$30 million
Recent pics: “The Human Stain,” “Evelyn,” “Confidence”
In the pipeline: “White on White,” “Final Cut,” “Magician’s Wife”
8255 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 654-4000
Fax: (323) 650-6400
Contacts: Lisa Hansen, prexy of production; Marcy Rubin, VP, international sales; Neil Elman, VP, creative affairs
Biz: Distribution, production, acquisition and financing of features
Product: Character-driven scripts with commercial appeal; budget range of $2 million to $20 million; looking to discover Canadian and European writers and directors
Recent pics: “A Rumor of Angels,” “Scorcher,” “Momentum”
In the pipeline: “Story of My Life,” “Snakehead Terror,” “Gargoyles”
Advice: Please email a brief bio, your representative contact information and one-liner.
555 W. 25th St., 4th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (212) 204-7979
Fax: (212) 204-7980
Contacts: John Sloss, Micah Green, Matt Littin
Biz: Film financing and distribution advisory services to producers; maintains relationships with all of the legitimate financiers of English-lingo films worldwide, a large seller of feature films into the United States
Product: Smart material from $1 million-$100 million; Cinetic does not handle projects that have already been submitted to financiers or distributors
Recent pics: “Far From Heaven,” “The Company,” “A Home at the End of the World”
In the pipeline: “Mrs. Harris,” “The Ballad of Bettie Page,” “Before Sunrise 2”
Advice: For additional information, visit our Web site or contact us via email.
6 rue de l’Ecole de Medecine
75006 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-5310-3399
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5310-3398
Contacts: Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Francois Yon, heads of sales; Didar Domehri, international sales
Biz: International sales agent with library of about 650 titles; picks up 10-15 features a year including from new directors
Recent pics: “Love Me If You Dare,” “Any Way the Wind Blows,” “Feathers in My Head”
In the pipeline: “They Came Back,” “The Other Side of the Street,” “Wilde Side”
Herzog-Wilhelm Str. 27
80331 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-231-1010
Fax: +49 (0) 89-263385
Contacts: Jacob Claussen, Thomas Woebke
Biz: Feature film production, $3 million-plus
Recent pics: “Anatomy,” “Distant Lights”
In the pipeline: “Summerstorm,” “Krabat”
Advice: Send email to firstname.lastname@example.org
9777 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 281-2400
Fax: (310) 281-2492
Contacts: Morgan Rector, prexy; Jeff Colvin, Jared Underwood, senior VPs-managers
Biz: Single picture and slate film production loans and corporate lending for entertainment companies
Product: Budgets $2.5 million and up
Recent pics: “The In-Laws,” “Narc,” “The Good Girl”
Advice: Loan requests should be accompanied with a package of information, including the budget, cast list, list of completed sales and distribution contracts.
Praia de Botafogo, 228/18 andar
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22250-040
Phone: +(55) 21-3237-1000
Fax: +(55) 21-3237-1094
Contacts: Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Pedro Buarque, Andrucha Waddington
Biz: Producer of features, commercials and docus
Product: $300,000-$3.5 million
Recent pics: “The Man of the Year,” “Surf Adventures”
In the pipeline: “Casseta & Planeta Go to the Oscar,” “The House of Sand”
Advice: Email us.
Kaiserstr.39, 80801 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-38609-0
Fax: +49 (0) 89-3860-9242
Contacts: Fred Kogel, member of the board, license-trade/CEO; Martin Moszkowicz, member of the board, production/chief operations officer; Thomas Peter Friedl, member of the board, distribution & marketing
Biz: Germany’s leading independent film production and distribution company
Product: German- and English-language feature films
Recent pics: “Resident Evil,” “Bibi Blocksberg,” “Nowhere in Africa”
14/15 D’Arblay St.
London, W1F 8DZ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-851-9170
Fax: +44 (0) 207-851-9171
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts: Jamie Carmichael, managing director; Judith Baugin, marketing manager; Harry White, sales executive
Biz: Sales, finance and production outfit and international sales arm of ContentFilm
Product: High-quality commercial features up to $20 million
Recent pics: “The Cooler,” “Beautiful Country,” “Love Object”
In the pipeline: “The Undertow,” “Wicked Prayer”
Advice: No treatments please; we are happy to read scripts with or without cast or financial attachments. We are specifically looking for director-led material.
4303 W. Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 843-5600
Fax: (818) 843-8585
Contacts: John Cosgrove, CEO; Terry Meurer, prexy; Jo Levi, VP, feature development
Biz: Selective equity participation in feature films; development financing available for independent and studio projects
Product: Sophisticated, intelligent fare; for production, budgets under $5 million; for development, all levels
Recent pics: “Ball in the House”
In the pipeline: “All About Me,” “Goodnight, Irene,” “Reunion”
Advice: Fax cover letter including any elements and synopsis to Jo Levi.
Schorndorfer Strasse 42, 71638 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 7141-2420-0
Fax: +49 (0) 7141-2420-101
Contacts: Roland Pellegrino, Ehrhard van Straaten
Biz: Finance, production and distribution of feature films with international appeal; involved in 28 local and international productions
Recent pics: “The Company,” “Rue des Plaisirs”
In the pipeline: “Beyond Borders”
1901 Ave. of the Stars,
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 843-0223
Fax: (310) 553-9895
Contacts: Steven Paul, prexy and CEO; Joseph Inga, senior VP, finance; Patrick Ewald, exec VP, development and production
Biz: Development, production, finance, international distribution, visual effects and talent management
Product: Action/adventure, action/thriller and family/adventure films, $25 million-$85 million
Recent pics: “Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2,” “The Karate Dog”
In the pipeline: “Ghostrider,” “Tekken, ” Deathlok”
Advice: Email us.
3907 W. Alameda Ave.
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 843-8580
Fax: (818) 566-1719
Contacts: Carole Curb, prexy; Wendy Reeds, executive director/head of sales; Glen Reynolds, director, head of acquisitions and biz affairs
Biz: Specializes in international feature film production and distribution; offers a variety of financing arrangements available through private equity and other sources
Product: Actioners, thrillers and suspensers that can be produced on an indie budget
Recent pics: “Merci Docteur Rey,” “Tough Luck,” “Nightstalker”
In the pipeline: Untitled Hawaii Project
Advice: We love engaging characters in a solid story that keep us on the edge of our seat.
2121 Ave. of the Stars, 29th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 551-2266
Fax: (310) 556-3760
Contacts: J. Todd Harris, prexy; Craig Davis Roth, VP; Corey C. Witte, director of production
Biz: Seeks commercially oriented indie features under $10 million in budget; prefer a dedicated director with a track record.
Product: Three to four indie films per year with a combination of equity, subsidy and pre-sales; develop projects and are available for hire on financed projects.
Recent pics: “Happy Hour,” “Burial Society,” “Knots”
In the pipeline: “The Mermaids Singing,” “Yonkers Joe,” “Supercross”
Advice: Pretend you’re trying to sell a film to a studio — only on a smaller basis; think marketing.
10 Universal City Plaza, Suite 2000
Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: (818) 753-2322
Fax: (818) 753-2321
Departure Studios & Departure Post
729 N. Seward St.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 463-3000
Contacts: Damon Martin, co-founder and prexy; Chad Troutwine, co-founder; David Hillary, producer
Biz: Feature film financing, film production, studio facilities, post-production and recording services
Product: features in the $5 million-$15 million range; post-production services for all budgets
Recent Pics: “Norfolk,” “This Girl’s Life,” “I Love Your Work”
In the Pipeline: “The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things,” “Nude With Stratocaster,” “Dead Birds”
Advice: Contact Damon Martin’s office directly to discuss co-productions, post-production and recording studio facilities.
Diler & Associates
Rua Luiz Sergio Person, 169
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22775-043
Phone: +(55) 21-3311-4500
Fax: +(55) 21-2421-1025
Contacts: Diler Trinidade, prexy
Biz: Produce features and docs
Product: $300,000-$3.5 million for features
Recent pics: “Didi,” “The Goofy Cupid,” “Xuxa and Dwarves II”
In the pipeline: “Dom,” “Mary, the Mother of God’s Son”
Advice: Email or phone Diler Trinidade.
375 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 941-3800
Fax: (212) 941-3949
8439 Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (323) 822-4100
Fax: (323) 822-4216
Contacts: Brad Weston, Andrew Rona, co-prexys of production
Projects: All budgets
Recent pics: “Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,” “Halloween: Resurrection”
In the pipeline: “The Brothers Grimm,” “Starsky & Hutch,” “Mr. 3000”
8282 Sunset Blvd., Suite A
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 848-4140
Fax: (323) 848-4144
Contacts: Anant Singh, producer; Brian Cox, producer and acquisitions; Tyler Steele, creative affairs and acquisitions
Biz: Wholly owned subsidiary of South African-based diversified entertainment company Videovision Entertainment; involved in all aspects of the motion picture industry
Product: A variety of genres including sociopolitical, horror-thriller, romantic comedy and drama; source material can vary from remakes of (foreign) films to scripts, books, articles and true stories. Projects must present a unique approach to storytelling. Budgets range from $200,000 to $10 million.
Recent pics: “Mr. Bones,” “The Long Run,” “The Dish”
In the pipeline: “Long Walk to Freedom,” “Soulmate,” “Don’t Look Up”
Advice: We are always interested in working with quality filmmakers, writers and directors. Projects with some attachments can help, but most important is having a story worth telling.
20 Brooksbank Ave., 2nd Floor
North Vancouver, B.C.
V7J 2B8, Canada
Phone: (604) 904-5615
Fax: (604) 904-5627
Contacts: Lisa Richardson, prexy
Biz: Produces feature films, TV movies and series; develops and produces proprietary and international co-produced motion pictures; provides production services for non-Canadian companies filming in Canada
Product: TV movies, series and features from $4 million and up
Recent pics: “The Stranger Beside Me”
In the pipeline: “The Butterfly Effect,” “The Long Weekend,” “Bhangra Cab”
Advice: We are interested in creative original screenplays, compelling and captivating TV miniseries and feature film projects that have broad, international appeal.
9606 Santa Monica Blvd., 3rd Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 859-6644
Fax: (310) 859-6650
Contacts: Martin J. Barab, Barry Perelman, partners
Biz: Partially financed pictures, packaged with stars and/or director; prefer U.K. and Canadian co-production deals
Product: Film financing, distribution and co-productions; represents producers of finished and unfinished pictures in obtaining financing, distribution, video and TV deals; seeks Mexican-produced pictures
Recent pics: “The Limit,” “The Keeper,” “Out of Season”
In the pipeline: “Easy Rider 2004,” “Angel on My Shoulder,” “Anna Lucasta”
Advice: Approach us with Canadian content or U.K. qualified pictures, partially financed and with cast or director; also will provide finishing money and bridge financing.
8489 W. Third Street, Suite 1038
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 655-5501
Fax: (323) 655-5603
Contacts: Ehud Bleiberg, CEO; Yitzhak Ginsberg, prexy; Nadine de Barros, VP, acquisitions and sales
Biz: Production, co-productions, foreign sales, acquisitions
Product: Seeks horror, thriller, drama and animation projects with budgets between $1 million and $10 million.
Recent pics: “Monster Man,” “Dahmer,””According to Spencer”
In the pipeline: “Disaster!,” “Adam Resurrected”
Advice: Send email with budget, cast, financing in place and all other relevant information.
Dutch Film Fund
Jan Luykenstraat 2
1071 CM Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 20-570-7676
Fax: +31 (0) 20-570-7689
Contacts: Toine Berbers, managing director
Biz: Cultural fund formed by the Dutch government to encourage Dutch cultural life, providing financial support for development, production and distribution; Dutch producer needs to be attached
Product: Feature films, documentaries, animation and shorts
Advice: We provide support only to producers based in the Netherlands; individual directors or writers are not eligible.
EBS/Los Angeles Iceman
3000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 449-4065
Fax: (310) 449-4061
Contacts: Richard Cooper, executive producer, co-head of acquisitions; Wayne Wog, exec producer, co-head of acquisitions; Rick Jorda, director-producer
Biz: Production and international sales for features and docus
Product: All genres, $1 million-$10 million
Recent pics: “The Remnant,” “A Conspiracy”
In the pipeline: “Hit and Run,” “Last Take Down”
Advice: Filmmakers may submit projects for consideration via the Internet.
8831 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 652-2893
Fax: (310) 652-6237
Contacts: Eric Louzil, prexy-co-CEO; Billy Blake, co-CEO; Gloria Morrison, prexy of development/acquisitions
Biz: Worldwide distribution, P&A funds, matching funds, finishing funds
Product: All genres, $5 million-$20 million
Recent pics: “Wisegirls,” “Maniacts”
In the pipeline: “Double Destiny,” “Bad Kitty,” “Sugar Wars”
Advice: Attachments only, please.
213 Rose Ave., 2nd Floor
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 399-9164
Fax: (310) 399-9278
Contacts: Doug Mankoff, prexy; Andrew Spaulding, exec VP
Biz: Film financing on a project-by-project basis: gap and bridge loans, finishing funds, P&A financing
Product: Script- and director-driven; drawn to directors who have distinguished themselves with acclaimed features; especially interested in accomplished international directors who want to work in English.
Recent pics: “Levity,” “Read My Lips,” “The Big Empty”
In the pipeline: “Make Someone Happy,” “Salt of the Earth,” Untitled Santosh Sivan Project
Advice: We are not interested in mindless genre films or first-time directors.
1053 Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 20-589-0909
Fax: +31 (0) 20-589-0901
Contacts: Hans de Weers, Hans de Wolf
Biz: Development, production, fund-raising, equity financing, accessing Dutch tax incentives, international co-production services
Product: Quality features and international co-productions, up to $15 million
Recent pics: “Mindhunters,” “Oysters at Nam Kee’s,” “Nynke”
In the pipeline: “Ali and Nino,” “Erik in the Land of Insects,” “The Real World”
Advice: Being one of the most productive and experienced production companies in Northern Europe, we’re always open to talented filmmakers, whether veteran or rookie.
Francisco Navacerrada 24
28028 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 91-724-8199
Fax: + 34 (0) 91-724-1351
Contacts: Agustin Almodovar, delegate counselor
Biz: Feature film and documentary production
Recent pics: “Talk to Her,” “My Life Without Me,” “Descongelate!”
In the pipeline: “Bad Education”
8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 420
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 659-9411
Fax: (310) 659-9412
Contacts: Randall Emmett, George Furla, producers and partners; Dal Walton III, VP, development and biz affairs
Biz: Produce and co-finance motion pictures
Product: All genres; $5 million-$6 million
Recent pics: “Narc,” “Half Past Dead,” “Blind Horizon”
In the pipeline: “A Love Song for Bobby Long,” “Wonderland,” “Control”
Advice: Come to us with your best package. We work fast: If we like it, we’re going to get it made.
9701 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Fax: (310) 248-2020
Contacts: Modi Wiczyk, Sandrine De Clercq
Biz: Consultation on finance and distribution
Product: All types
Recent pics: “21 Grams,” “Farenheit 911”
1041 N. Formosa Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 850-2747
Contacts: Jim Stern, CEO; Doug Hansen, chief operating officer; Julia Eisenman, production prexy
Biz: Financing a wide variety of entertainment opportunities, providing bridge financing, P&A funds, acquisition and co-production financing, pay-or-play offers, gap and equity funding, occasionally development or production financing
Product: Movies of commercial value in all budget ranges
In the pipeline: “Compleat Female Stage Beauty,” “Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle,” “Five Children and It”
Advice: We accept represented and solicited material only.
15030 Ventura Blvd.,
Sherman Oaks, CA 90403
Phone: (818) 709-9595
Fax: (818) 709-9597
Contacts: Emilio Ferrari, consultant; Bill Wilder, head of distribution; Paula Lane, head of co-productions
Biz: Production, distribution, film financing, post-production
Product: Co-productions and films with a budget of $3 million-$9 million
Recent pics: “I Know What You Did Last Winter,” “Never Say Never Mind”
In the pipeline: “White-Out,” “The Edgar Alan Poh Project,” “Downtown”
Advice: Filmmakers can approach our company in various ways, mostly through recommendations from people we already work with.
Epstein, Levinsohn, Bodine, Hurwitz,& Weinstein
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 262-1000
Fax: (212) 262-5022
Email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Contacts: Susan Bodine, Andrew Hurwitz
Biz: Legal services for writers, directors and producers; secure and structure all types of financing for projects and companies; act as sales rep for select projects
Product: Features, docs, TV; all budgets (most are between $3 million and $10 million)
Recent pics: “Bowling for Columbine,” “City of God,” “American Splendor”
In the works: “Dogville,” “Lost in Translation,” “Large’s Ark”
Advice: Most of our clients are referrals from industry sources or other clients.
137 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 75008 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-5383-0303
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5383-0304
Contacts: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, general manager; Gregoire Melin, intl. sales
Biz: Luc Besson’s production company, with international sales and distribution arm
Product: Commercial features with international appeal; also nurtures young filmmaking talent
Recent pics: “Fanfan la Tulipe,” “Taxi 3”
In the pipeline: “Danny the Dog,” “A Ton Image,” “Cheeky”
Advice: Most active producer in France.
1201 Electric Ave.
Venice, CA 90291
Phone: (310) 392-7778
Fax: (310) 392-7728
Contacts: John D. Eraklis, prexy; Keith Kjarval, VP finance; Delbert Whetter, VP biz affairs
Biz: Family, CGI animation, actioners and comedy with budgets from $10 million to $20 million
Product: Independently finances and produces its own features, performing visual f/x and CGI animation inhouse to create studio-quality features at indie film-sized budgets
In the pipeline: “Paul Bunyan,” “My Life With Three Women”
Advice: We look at agency-submitted material only. However, we will look at up-and-coming filmmakers and writers under the condition that they have sufficient commercially released prior material by which to gauge performance and talent.
99 rue de la Verrerie
75004 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-5301-5020
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5301-5049
Contacts: Alain de la Mata, Vincent Maraval, Juliette Renaud
Biz: International sales, local distribution and co-production company specializing in radical and innovative features; can provide minimum guarantee payment and co-production investments
Product: Provocative, director-driven arthouse films
Recent pics: “Long Way Home,” “City of God”
In the pipeline: “Purple Butterfly,” “Farenheit 9-11”
Mollergaten 28, 0179 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 (0) 2220-7700
Fax:+47 (0) 2220-7701
Contacts: Bjorn Eivind Aarskog, Ola K. Hunnes
Biz: Director-driven co-productions with local angle, primarily edgy drama and documentary, $2.5 million-$5 million; finance available
Recent Pics: “One Love,” “All About My Father,” “7th Heaven”
In the pipeline: “Simmer Down”
Advice: Please write as short an email as possible.