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A correction was made to this listing on Aug. 28, 2003.

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.

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F for Film

16 Rue de l’Ancienne Forge
27120 Fontaine sous Jouy, France
Phone: +33 (0) 2-3226-2539
Fax: +33 (0) 2-3236-8649
Email: seguy@f-for-film.com

Contacts: Margarita Seguy, acquisitions and sales manager/producer; Christine Laine, sales assistant; Valerie Antich, servicing

Biz: World sales company for arthouse films; production and co-production activities
Product: Arthouse films, $1.15 million-$5.75 million
Recent pics: “Brainstorm,” “Marion Bridge,” “La cruz del sur”
Advice: Email us with a synopsis and filmography.


Fidelite

13 rue Etienne Marcel
75001 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-5534-9808
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5534-9810
Email: contact@fidelite.fr

Contacts: Marc Missionnier, Olivier Delbosc

Biz: Feature film production
Recent pics: “Swimming Pool,” “8 Femmes,” “Malefique”
In the pipeline: “Janis et John,” “Podium,” “5 Fois 2”


Fildebroc

54 avenue du General Leclerc
92513 Boulogne Billancourt cedex, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4603-6188
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4603-6131
Email: fildebroc@wanadoo.fr

Contacts: Michelle de Broca, PDG; Olivia Baup, assistant

Biz: Feature film production
Recent pics: “The Old Man Who Reads Love Stories,” “Pour le plaisir”
In the pipeline: “Un soir au club,” “L’intrus,” “Murder: A Love Story”


Film Bridge

1316 Third Street Promenade, Suite 105
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 656-8680
Fax: (310) 656-8683
Email: Contact@filmbridgeinternational.com

Contacts: Ellen Wander, prexy; Incoronata Inc Pagliuca, head of international sales; Lori Mathison, distribution and production coordinator

Biz: Worldwide distribution, production and financing of theatrical pics and telefilms
Product: All genres, $2 million-plus budgets
Recent pics: “Big Spender”
In the pipeline: “Dolan’s Cadillac,” “The Four Saints,” “When We Were Modern”
Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material.


Film Consortium

Portland House
4th Floor,
4 Great Portland St.
London, W1W 8QJ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-612-0030
Fax: +44 (0) 207-612-0031
Email: psegal.tfc@civiliancontent.com

Contacts:

Biz: Produces, finances and (through sister company the Works) handles sales of international feature films, including extensive co-production activity; low-budget, director-driven projects, but also high-end, international-cast films in the $12 million-$18 million range
Recent pics: “In This World,” “Bright Young Things,” “Republic of Love”
Advice: We are looking for a script at an advanced stage of development, usually with a director already attached; submissions for production should go to Jane Wittekind (jwittekind.tfc@civiliancontent.com).


Film i Vast

Box 134, 46123 Trollhattan, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 5-2049-0900
Fax: +46 (0) 5-2049-0901
Email: elin.bogren@filmivast.se

Contacts: Tomas Eskilsson, CEO, head of feature films and co-productions; Katarina Krave, chief financial officer; Elin Bogren, information

Biz: Swedish production center offering co-production deals and studio facilities
Product: Feature films and documentaries with international appeal
Recent pics: “Dogville,” “It’s All About Love,” “Fucking Amal”
In the pipeline: “Seeking Temporary Wife,” “Smala Sussie”


Film Sales

443 Greenwich St., Suite 5A
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 625-0535
Fax: (212) 625-0534
Email: andrew.herwitz
@filmsalescorp.com

Contacts: Andrew Herwitz, prexy; Jared Moshe, manager

Biz: All genres, all budgets
Product: Specializes in sales of completed theatrical films (including fiction films and narrative features, English- and foreign-lingo) for distribution of all types; raises finance for packaged English-language projects
Recent pics: “Long Life,” “Happiness,” “Prosperity”
In the pipeline: “Forgotten Games” “Marigold,” “In the Name of Allah”
Advice: Emails preferred.


Filmboard

Berlin-Brandenburg
August-Bebel-Str. 26-53
14482 Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 331-74387-0
Fax: +49 (0) 331-74387-99
Email: filmboard@filmboard.de

Contacts: Sigrid Herrenbruck, head of press; Christiane Raab, Berlin-Brandenburg Film Commission

Biz: Subsidizes development, production and distribution to strengthen local film industry and to attract international productions to the region
Product: All genres and formats
Recent pics: “The Pianist,” “Goodbye, Lenin!,” “Rivers and Tides”


FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

Sonnenstrasse 21
80331 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-544-6020
Fax: +49 (0) 89-544-6022-1
Email: filmfoerderung@fff-bayern.de

Contacts: Klaus Schaefer, prexy; Anja Metzger, film commissioner

Biz: Public film fund with annual budget of $38 million providing development, production and distribution support to feature films produced locally; German co-production partner needed
Recent pics: “Nowhere in Africa,” “The Pianist,” “Resident Evil”
In the pipeline: “Luther,” “Le temps des loups,” “Birkenau and Rosenfeld”
Advice: Check out our Web site.


FilmForderung Hamburg

Friedensallee 14-16
22765 Hamburg, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 403-9837-0
Fax: +49 (0) 403-9837-10
Email: filmfoerderung@ffhh.de

Contacts: Eva Hubert, executive director; Reinhard Hinrichs, head of administration; Marieanne Bergmann, head of subsidy applications

Biz: Public film fund with annual budget of $11 million providing development, production and distribution support to films with local relevance
Recent pics: “Rosenstrasse,” “September,” “Gegen die wand”
In the pipeline: “Metallic Blues,” “Sgt. Pepper,” “Colour Me Kubrick”
Advice: Please do not hesitate to contact us via our Web site.


Filmlance

Box 271 56
102 52 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 8459-7380
Fax: +46 (0) 8459-7389
Email: filmlance@filmlance.se

Contacts: Boerje Hansson, Lars Blomgren, producers

Biz: Feature film production
Recent pics: “Elina,” “Grabben I graven bredvid”


Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kaistrasse 14
40221 Dusseldorf, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 21-193-0500
Fax: + 49 (0) 21-193-0505
Email: info@filmstiftung.de

Contacts: Michael Schmid-Ospach, CEO; Claudia Droste-Deselaers, head of production

Biz: Public film fund with an annual budget of $38 million, providing development and production support to feature films and documentaries
Recent pics: “Goodbye, Lenin!,” “Bella Martha,” “Das wunder von Bern”
In the pipeline: “Blueprint,” “Piazza delle cinque lune”


Fintage

Stationsweg 32
2312 AV Leiden, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 71-565-9999
Fax: +31 (0) 71-565-9960
Email: entertainment.assets@fintagehouse.com

Contacts: Robbert Aarts, co-CEO; Maarten Melchior, managing director, film; Said Boudarga, director, international distribution

Biz: Financial services company specializing in international licensing, distribution, account management
Product: Worldwide international co-productions with commercial potential
Advice: Please check our Web site for details.


First Look/Overseas

8000 Sunset Blvd., East Penthouse
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 337-1000
Fax: (323) 337-1037
Email: info@firstlookmedia.com

Contacts: Bill Lischak, prexy; Dan Lambert, director of creative affairs

Biz: Domestic distribution (theatrical and video/DVD) and foreign sales with ability to raise financing and co-production monies
Product: All budgets, all genres
Recent pics: “Into the Wilderness,” “Boys From County Clare”
In the pipeline: “Dungeons & Dragons II,” “The Water Giant”
Advice: We’re looking for packaged projects with director and cast attached.


First Sun

P.O. Box 6185, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64 (0) 4384-7789
Fax: +64 (0) 4384-4727
Email: dave@gibson.co.nz

Contacts: Dave Gibson, prexy; Donna Malane, development executive

Biz: Feature film production
Product: Variety of genres from $1 million-$10 million
Recent pics: “The Irrefutable Truth About Demons”
In the pipeline: “Castle of Lies,” “Hell for Breakfast”
Advice: Email is best.


Flemish Audiovisual

Handelskaai, 18 box 3
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
Phone: +32 (0) 2-226-0630
Fax: +32 (0) 2-219-1936
Email: info@vaf.be
http://www.vaf.be

Contacts: Luckas Vander Taelen, general manager; Rudy Verzyck, financial director

Biz: Providing financial support to local productions and international co-productions with Flanders
Product: In order to be eligible for support, project should have a local producer attached
In the works: “The Kriegel Sisters,” “Team Spirit 2,” “Steve and Sky”
Advice: The best way to approach the fund is via a Flemish producer attached to the project.


Fortissimo

Veemarkt 77-79
1079 DA Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 20-627-3215
Fax: +31 (0) 20-627-321514/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR
Phone: +(852) 2311-8081
Fax: +(852) 2311-8023
http://www.fortissimofilms.com

Contacts: Esther Bannenberg, head of development (Amsterdam); Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, co-chairmen (Hong Kong)

Biz: Specializes in production, presentation, promotion, distribution and financing of unique features for international film, TV and video sales from independent filmmakers
Product: Director-driven films; budgets $1 million-$7 million
Recent pics: “In the Mood for Love,” “The Tulse Luper Suitcases,” “Japanese Story”
In the pipeline: “2046,” “Grimm,” “Mysterious Skin”
Advice: Please get email our acquisition people: Ashley Luke (London), Mary Jane Skalski (New York), Esther Banneberg (Amsterdam).


Franchise

8228 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 848-3444
Fax: (323) 822-1547

Contacts: Elie Samaha, CEO; Tracee Stanley, development prexy; Mimi Steinbauer, international sales & distribution prexy

Biz: Production and acquisition for domestic; worldwide distribution, sales and marketing
Product: All genres; budgets up to $75 million
Recent pics: “The In-Laws,” “City by the Sea,” “Heist”
In the pipeline: Untitled David Mamet Project, “The Whole Ten Yards,” “Sound of Thunder”


Fulcrum

18 Soho Square
London, W1D 3QL, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-025-8035
Fax: +44 (0) 207-025-8100
Email: atkinson@fulcrum-film.com

Contacts: Ed Atkinson, John Berry

Biz: Financial intermediaries between producers and financiers; provides access to gap finance, discounting and cash-flowing of contracts, direct access to U.K. equity funds
Product: Family, wide-appeal films, $5 million-$25 million
Recent pic: “Last Orders”
In the works: “Red Dwarf, The Movie,” “Greyfriars Bobby”
Advice: Call us.


Furst Films

8954 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Phone: (310) 278-6468
Fax: (310) 278-7401
Email: shauna@furstfilms.com

Contacts: Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, producers; Shauna Phelan, creative executive

Biz: Production and financing for feature films, TV movies and series
Product: Fresh, well-written projects driven by visionary filmmakers — all genres
Recent pics: “The Cooler,” “Owning Mahowney”
In the pipeline: “The Woods,” “The Matador,” “Rain Falls”
Advice: Emailed introduction is preferable.


Future

25 Noel St.
London, W1F 8GX, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 20-7434-6600
Fax: +44 (0) 20-7434-6633
Email: info@futurefilmgroup.com

Contacts: Tim Levy, Stephen Margolis, Carola Ash

Biz: Provides funding to U.K. qualifying films; post-production; venture capital
Product: Equity sale-and-lease-back; sale-and-lease-back; offers two different schemes for budgets below and above $24 million
Recent pics: “Dangerous Liaisons,” “Young Adam,” “To Kill a King”
Advice: Have 50% of budget secured, director and leading cast attached as well as bonder and major distributor onboard.


Gaumont

30 avenue Charles-de-Gaulle
Neuilly-sur-Seine 92200, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4643-2000
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4643-2168
Email: fchorot@gaumont.com

Contacts: Patrice Ledoux, general manager; Frank Chorot, deputy manager; Philippe de Chaisemartin, intl. sales

Biz: The oldest French production house; also involved in international sales and exhibition
Recent pics: “The Closet,” “Bullit & Riper,” “Pere et fils”
In the pipeline: “Part-Time Cops,” “Lovely Rita.com”


Gemini

Sachsenring 2-4
50677 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 22-1934-7080
Fax: +49 (0) 22-1934-7081

Contacts:

Biz: Feature films, international co-productions; access to German film fund financing and private equity finance
Product: English-language feature films for worldwide distribution, $3 million-$25 million
Recent pics: “Bookies,” “Blast,” “Boat Trip”
In the pipeline: “Sweet Science,” “Old City,” “Random”


Gold Circle

9420 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 278-4800
Fax: (310) 278-0880
Email: info@goldcirclefilms.com

Contacts: Norm Waitt Jr., chairman; Paul Brooks, prexy and CEO; Scott Niemeyer, chief financial operator and chief operating officer

Biz: Producer, distributor, sales agent, as well as financer of theatrical and home entertainment product
Product: Mainstream commercial genre pics in the $5 million-10 million range
Recent pics: “The Man From Elysian Fields,” “Sonny,” “Poolhall Junkies”
In the pipeline: “Lalawood,” “Something Borrowed,” “White Noise”
Advice: Interested filmmakers should contact us via their agent, manager or referral.


GotaFilm

Konstepidemins vag 6
413 14 Gotheburg,
Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 31-825570
Fax: +46 (0) 31-820860
Email: gotafilm@gotafilm.se

Contacts: Christer Nilson, Olle Wirenhed, Helena Moller

Biz: Feature film production, line producing and co-productions, $1.5 million-$2 million
Recent pics: “We Can Be Heroes”
In the pipeline: “Details,” “Slim Suzie,” “The Soloists”
Advice: The best movies start with the best scripts.


Grand

44 Fontenoy St.
Dublin 7, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0) 1-860-2290
Fax: +353 (0) 1-860-2096
Email: Info@grandpictures.ie

Contacts: Paul Donovan, Michael Garland

Biz: Feature film production
Product: Feature films, various genres; budgets $1 million-$5 million
Recent pics: “Spin the Bottle,” “Mapmaker”
In the pipeline: “Love in Limbo,” “Dead Long Enough,” “Hiding Places”
Advice: Email enquiries/material; follow up with phone call.


Greenestreet

9 Desbrosses St.,
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 609-9000
Fax: (212) 609-9099
Email: general@gstreet.com

Contacts: John Penotti, prexy/co-founder; Fisher Stevens, creative director/co-founder

Biz: Production, financing
Product: All genres, $2 million-$20 million
Recent pics: “Uptown Girls,” “Swimfan,” “Chateau”
In the pipeline: “Slow Burn,” “Yes”
Advice: Fax is best.


Grosvenor Park

53-54 Grosvenor St.
London, W1K 3HU, U.K.
Phone: + 44 (0) 207-529-2500
Fax: + 44 (0) 207-529-2511
Email: daniel.taylor@grosvenorpark.com

Contacts: Donald A. Starr, chairman; Daniel J.B. Taylor, managing director; Colin Leventhal, production services

Biz: Provides complete range of co-production services to maximize funding from government incentives; recently launched First Choice Films
Product: British qualifying films in the form of sole U.K. and U.K. co-productions; budgets from $1.6 million-$160 million
Recent pics: “Gosford Park,” “Spider,” “Reign of Fire”
In the works: “Being Julia,” “Trauma,” “Sgt. Pepper”
Advice: Company reviews projects at all stages of production and provides consultation.


Grupo Pi

c/Lanzarote, 2.
San Sebastian de los Reyes
28700 Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 91-659-2032
Fax: +34 (0) 91-659-2865
Email: info@grupopi.tv

Contacts: Jose Huertas, general manager; Geraldine Gonard, sales director; Isabel Moya, sales executive

Biz: Leading Spanish international distributor
Product: Features, documentaries
Recent pics: “My Mother Likes Women,” “The Moscow Gold”
In the pipeline: “The 3 Wise Men” (animated)


Hannibal

8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 107
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 848-2945
Fax: (323) 848-2946
Email: contactus@hannibalpictures.com

Contacts: Richard Rionda Del Castro, chair-CEO; Patricia Rionda Del Castro, prexy; Mathilde Aupetit, sales and marketing exec

Biz: Financing, production and distribution of English-lingo motion pictures and international co-productions
Product: $5 million-$40 million budget, star- or action-driven mainstream projects with attached talent and/or funding for possible European co-productions
Recent pics: “Masked and Anonymous,” “Crime Spree,” “Absolon”
In the pipeline: “Escobar,” “Yakuza,” “Old Soldiers”
Advice: We look for well-crafted and innovative projects driven by visionary filmmakers, preferably with attached talent and/or partial funding.


Harmony Gold

7655 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 851-4900
Fax: (323) 851-5599
Email: sales@harmonygold.com

Contacts: Frank Agrama, CEO; Colleen Morris, prexy; Melissa Wohl, VP, sales and acquisitions

Biz: Worldwide distribution and finishing funds
Product: Finished films, animated titles, series, docus
Recent pics: “Welcome to the Neighborhood,” “The Dogwalker,” “Crazy Jones”
In the pipeline: “Going Down”
Advice: Contact us by email and include a brief description of the project, attachments and budget information.


Hart Sharp

380 Lafayette St., Suite 304
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 475-7555
Fax: (212) 475-1717
Email:
info@hartsharp.com

Contacts: John Hart, Jeff Sharp, Robert Kessel

Biz: Independently finances and co-finances features through the True Film Fund, a private equity fund
Product: Character-based drama and filmmaker-driven projects
Recent pics: “Nicholas Nickleby,” “Undefeated,” “You Can Count on Me”
In the pipeline: “A Home at the End of the World,” “Proof,” “P.S.”
Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material; agents should contact Nina Wolarsky, director of development, for submissions.


Haut et Court

38 rue des Martyrs, 75009 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-5531-2727
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5531-2728
Email: info@hautetcourt.com

Contacts: Carole Scotta, Caroline Benjo

Biz: Production, distribution
Recent pics: “Bloody Sunday,” “Lost in La Mancha,” “Tiresia”
In the pipeline: “They Came Back”
Advice: We are devoted to promoting young talent through original and cutting-edge projects.


High Point

25 Elizabeth Mews
London, NW3 4UH, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-586-3686
Fax:+44 (0) 207-586-3117
Email: info@highpointfilms.co.uk

Contacts: Ronald de Neef, CEO; Carey Fitzgerald, managing director; Julie Murphy-Delaney, director

Biz: Independent worldwide sales outfit; provides finance to independent productions
Product: Open to broad spectrum of genre and budget
Recent pics: “Twin Sisters,” “Rebellion,” “The Debt”
In the pipeline: “Clara,” “Charlie Noads R.I.P.”
Advice: Approach us early to maximize project’s potential international success.


Hollywood Independents

1335 N. La Brea, Suite 2197
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 876-0975
Fax: (323) 876-0975
Email:
jaa@inetworld.net
independents.com

Contacts: Jorge Ameer, prexy; Lisa Marx, development/acquisitions; Jaume Gil Llopart, co-productions

Biz: Theatrical distribution, sales agent, foreign sales
Product: $1 million-$20 million budgets
Recent pics: “Junked,” “Hotel Room,” “The Singing Forest”
In the pipeline: “Fairy Tales,” “Medusa”
Advice: Call with your project; do not fax or email unsolicited material.


Horizon

1040 Hamilton St., Suite 207
Vancouver, B.C.
Canada, V6B 2R9
Phone: (604) 632-1707
Fax: (604) 632-1607
Email:
michael@filmhorizon.com
pictures.com

Contacts: Michael Taverna, head of production

Biz: International sales agent and distributor of motion pictures; participates in productions, co-productions, European co-production and co-financing — offering up to 60% of a budget
Product: Drama, horror and period stories with budgets of $500,000-$6 million
Recent pics: “Hallow’s End,” “Shadow of the Dead”
In the pipeline: “Europa the Movie,” “Daughter of Heaven,” “St. John Wort”
Advice: Don’t send scripts until you have a director or a lead actor attached.


Icon

180 Wardour St.
London, W1F 8FX, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-494-8100
Fax:+44 (0) 207-494-8101

Contacts: Nick Hill, CEO, U.K. Icon Group; Andy Mayson, chief operating officer; Simon Crowe, head of sales

Biz: Develops, finances, produces and distributes feature films and TV programming; budget range of $5 million-$100 million.
Recent pics: “What Women Want,” “We Were Soldiers,” “The Singing Detective”
In the pipeline: “Blackball,” “Paparazzi,” “Compleat Female Stage Beauty”
Advice: Contact Toby Hill or Martha Coleman.


IFC

11 Penn Plaza
New York, NY 10001
Phone: (646) 273-7200
Fax: (646) 273-7260

Contacts: Jonathan Sehring, prexy; Caroline Kaplan, senior veep of production and development; Sarah Lash, director of theatical acquisitions

Biz: Finance and distribute independent films
Seeks: Director-driven films ranging in budget
Recent pics: “Tadpole,” “Monsoon Wedding,” “Camp”
In the pipeline: “Rose and the Snake,” “Casa de los Babys,” “Intermission”
Advice: Fax us a one-page description with all available information.


IFM

1328 E. Palmer Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205
Phone: (818) 243-4976
Fax: (818) 550-9728
Email: ifmfilm@aol.com
2/25 Second St.
Clayton, Victoria 3169
Australia
Phone: + 61 (3) 9515-9249
Fax: + 61 (3) 9515-9248
Email: ifmfilm@optusnet.com.au

Contacts: Anthony I. Ginnane, prexy; Ann Lyons, executive VP; Anthony J. Lyons, VP international

Biz: Executive production, co-production financing (Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Eastern Europe), worldwide sales and pre-sales; Australian, Canadian and New Zealand equity; Eastern European facilities and soft funding
Product: Thrillers, actioners, sci-fi, mystery and horror, $1 million-$10 million
Recent pics: “The Risen,” “Grim Weekend,” “Hunting Humans”
Advice: Submit synopsis and/or elements and we will follow up with you.


Imageworks

Warner Center
6140 Variel Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Phone: (818) 716-1670
Fax: (818)716-8004
Email: imageworksentint@aol.com

Contacts: David Shoshan, sales prexy; Richard Pepin, production prexy; Benjamin Brower, sales

Provides: Production, distribution and acquisition of films internationally
Recent pics: “The Other Side of Heaven,” “The Box,” “The Last Will”
Advice: Email us.


Independent Television Service

501 York St.
San Francisco, CA 94110
Phone: (415) 356-8383
Fax: (415) 356-8391
Email:

Contacts: Sally Fifer, prexy; Judy Tam, VP and chief financial officer; Lois Vossen, producer

Biz: ITVS funds and presents documentaries and dramas on public television, and was established by congressional mandate to champion independently produced programs that take creative risks, spark public dialogue and serve underserved audiences.
Product: Provides full funding or completion funds only; project can be a new production or a work-in-progress. Budgets vary according to expenses such as personnel, travel and equipment. License fees generally range from $40,000 to $350,000.
Recent pics: “Heart of the Sea: Kapolioka’ehukai,” “Strange Fruit,” “Daddy and Papa”
In the pipeline: “Be Good, Smile Pretty,” “The New Americans,” “The Weather Underground”
Advice: We hold two open calls a year. The deadlines are Aug. 15 and Feb. 15. The home page at http://www.itvs.org gives all the details about how to apply during open call.


Infinity Media

8000 Sunset Blvd., Suite B310
Los Angeles, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 848-8966
Fax: (323) 848-8727
Email: info@infinitymediainc.com

Contacts: Michael Ohoven, CEO; Kerry Rock, VP acquisitions; William Vince, prexy

Biz: Vertically integrated to package, develop, finance and purchase rights; manages media funds in Germany, Canada and the U.K.
Product: Projects driven by proven directors and/or writers with budgets from $5 million-$25 million
Recent pics: “Confidence,” “Evelyn,” “Frailty”
In the pipeline: “Saved,” “The Magician’s Wife,” “White on White”


Ingenious

100 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5NQ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-024-3600
Fax: +44 (0) 207-024-3601
Email: enquiries@ingeniousmedia.co.uk

Contacts: Duncan Reid; Peter Touche, sale-and-lease-back; James Clayton,Inside Track

Biz: Provides finance and sale-and-lease-back in the U.K.; promotes equity fund Inside Track
Product: British films and U.K. co-productions; budget criteria only for Inside Track, $4.9 million
Recent films: “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” “Blackball,” “Country of My Skull”
In the works: “Bride & Prejudice: The Bollywood Version,” “Millions,” “Enduring Love”


Initial Entertainment Group

3000 W. Olympic Blvd. Suite 1550
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 315-1722
Fax: (310) 315-1723
Email: ieg@initial-ent.com

Contacts: Graham King, prexy; Colin Cotter, chief operations officer; Stephanie Denton, sales and distribution prexy

Biz: production, distribution, equity financing, foreign sales and pre-sales
Product: big budget theatrical projects
Recent pics: “Ali,” “Gangs of New York,” “Traffic”
In the pipeline: “The Aviator,” “Rose and the Snake,” “Laws of Attraction”


IN-motion

5 Percy St.
London, W1T 1DG, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-467-6880
Fax: +44 (0) 207-467-6890
Email: enquiries@in-motionpictures.com

Contacts: Hilmar Siebert, chairman; Nigel Bremner, managing director; Sandra Keser, head of acquisitions

Biz: International independent film and television sales; finance and production; formerly known as J&M Entertainment
Product: All genres; wants to acquire medium-budget movies with commercial appeal
Recent pics: “The ILL”
Advice: Please send in a script only once it has completed the redrafting process.


Intermedia

9350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 100
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 777-0007
Fax: (310) 777-0008
http://www.intermediafilm.com

Contacts: Moritz Borman, chairman-CEO; Jon Gumpert, vice chairman-head of motion picture operations; Bahman Naraghi, chief operating officer

Biz: Independent production and financing
Product: Projects for inhouse production, as well as finished films for acquisition and distribution
Recent pics: “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Basic,” “Adaptation”
In the pipeline: “Alexander,” “Laws of Attraction,” “Mindhunters”
Advice: We accept only solicited submissions.


Intl. Creative Management

8942 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Phone: (310) 550-4000
Fax: (310) 550-4100
40 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 556-5600
Fax: (212) 556-5665

Contacts: Ken Kamins, Bart Walker, Shaun Redick

Biz: Packaging feature films, raising financing and negotiating distribution deals and co-financing arrangements around the world.
Product: All genres and budgets
Recent pics: “The Statement,” “Prey for Rock and Roll,” “The Secret Lives of Dentists”
In the pipeline: “Vivo,” “Pushers Needed,” “She Rocks”
Advice: Strong material, with an aggressive business plan and a researched understanding of the target demographic for the project


Intl. Film Guarantors

10940 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 2010
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Phone: (310) 208-4500
Fax: (310) 443-8998
Email:
usinfo@ifgbonds.com
Website:
http://www.ifgbonds.com

Contacts: Steve Mangel, prexy, chief operating officer; Joan Weidman, production prexy

Biz: Completion guarantees
Product: Budget range accepted: $3 million to $170 million
Recent pics: “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines,” “Gosford Park,” “Resident Evil”
In the pipeline: “The Aviator,” “Bridge of San Luis Rey,” “Underworld”
Advice: Refer to our Web site for further information.


Invicta Capital

33 St James’s Square,
London, SW1Y 4JS, U.K.
Phone: + 44 (0) 207-661-9376
Fax: + 44 (0) 207-661-9892
Email: info@invictacapital.co.uk

Contacts: Mohammed Yusef, chairman-CEO; Niall Bamford, managing director; Matthew Justice, head of production

Biz: Specializes in tax-efficient funding of U.K. qualifying films for range of budgets; funds U.S. studio and multiparty co-productions
Product: “Dogville,” “A Different Loyalty,” “Head in the Clouds”
In the pipeline: “Le Retour de James Bataille,” “Code 46,” “Bright Young Things”
Advice: Please contact us by e-mail.


Irish Film Board

St. Augustine St.,
Rockfort House,
Galway, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0) 91-561398
Fax: +353 (0) 91-561405
Email: info@filmboard.ie

Contacts: Teresa McGrane, head of business affairs; Naoise Barry, film commissioner; Moira Horgan, head of marketing

Biz: Provides loans and equity investment to independent Irish filmmakers; assists in the development and production of Irish films
Product: All types of feature films, animation and documentaries; all budgets
Recent pics: “Song for a Raggy Boy,” “Intermission,” “The Magdalene Sisters”
In the pipeline: “Blind Flight,” “The Halo Effect,” “Inside I’m Dancing”
Advice: Please send us an email for information on funding, co-production and all aspects of filming in Ireland.


Isabella

Singel 272
1016 AC Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 204-227964
Fax: +31 (0) 204-283096
Email: saskia@isabellafilms.com

Contacts: Els Vandevorst, producer; Saskia van den Berg, assistant

Biz: European co-productions with artistic value and international accessibility
Recent pics: “Sea of Silence,” “Dogville,” “It’s All About Love”
In the pipeline: “The South”


Isle of Man

Hamilton House,
Peel Road, Douglas
Isle of Man, IM1 5EP, U.K.
Phone:+ 44 (0) 162-468-7173
Fax: +44 (0) 162-468-7171
Email: filmcomm@dti.gov.im

Contacts: Hilary Dugdale, development manager; Nick Cain, contracts manager

Biz: Provides 25% equity investment in film or TV drama projects, provided 50% of principal photography and 20% of below-the-line costs are spent on the island
Product: Budgets of $6.5 million and up
Recent pics: “The Heart of Me,” “I Capture the Castle”
In the works: “Trauma,” “Churchill — The Hollywood Years,” “5 Children and It”
Advice: Submit final script, budget, sales estimates, CVs of writer, producers and director and finance plan.