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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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An update was made on Aug. 25, 2003.

Killer Films

380 Lafayette St.,
Suite 302
New York, NY 10003
Phone: (212) 473-3950
Fax: (212) 473-6152

Contacts: Christine Vachon, prexy; Jocelyn Hayes, director of development

Biz: Producers with a first-look with Warner Bros., financed through partnership with John Wells Prods.
Recent pics: “Far From Heaven,” “One Hour Photo,” “Camp”
In the pipeline: “Every Word Is True,” “A Home at the End of the World,” “Bettie Page”
Advice: No unsolicited scripts accepted; send synopsis/description of project and company.

Lantern Lane

P.O. Box 8187
Calabasas, CA 91372
Phone: (818) 222-2309
Fax: (818) 224-4028
Email: dgarber@lanternlane.com

Contacts: David Garber, prexy-CEO; Enid Garber, chief financial officer; Rob Lynch, sales and acquisitions

Biz: Full-service marketing and distribution solution for entertainment properties in the United States and throughout the world; helps producers find money and distribution; helps manage the distrib process by looking out for the interests of the producer
Product: Indie feature films of all genres and budgets
Recent pics: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “Biggie and Tupac,” “Poolhall Junkies”
In the pipeline: “The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t,” “11:14,” “The Hazing”
Advice: Contact us via email with finished features or partially packaged productions; we will help find the best distribution and/or partner available.

Law Offices of Greg S. Bernstein

9601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300A
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 247-2790
Fax: (310) 247-2791

Contacts: Greg S. Bernstein, entertainment attorney

Biz: Legal services; producer representative
Product: Genre films with modest cast and budget; microbudget genre films; nongenre films with recognizable name actors
Advice: Be realistic; think of films as merchandise.

Law Offices of Mark Litwak & Associates

433 N. Camden Drive, Suite 1010
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 859-9595
Fax: (310) 859-0806
Email: atty@marklitwak.com

Contacts: Mark Litwak, Chrys Wu, James Talbott

Biz: Financing for co-productions, equity, pre-sales, production incentives
Product: Films that can be shot in Hawaii, South Africa or Vancouver; family, thriller, action and specialty films with $1 million-$15 million budgets on 35mm stock with name actors
Recent pics: “Pressure,” “Out of Line,” “The Proposal”
In the pipeline: “Tiki,” “Six Figures,” “Ketch Sampson, P.I.”
Advice: We are primarily focused on assisting our clients in getting their film projects produced. We prefer producers that have half the budget or more raised and some impressive elements. We usually don’t arrange financing for first-time directors.

LC Barreto

Rua do Passeio, 70/502
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20021-290
Phone: +(55) 21-2240-8161
Fax: +(55) 21-2240-8161
Email: lcbarreto@uol.com.br

Contacts: Luiz Carlos Barreto, Lucy Barreto, Paula Barreto

Biz: Produce features and docs
Product: $300,000-$3.5 million for features
Recent pics: “Jacobina”
In the pipeline: “The Clouds’ Way”
Advice: Email or phone Luiz Carlos or Lucy Barreto.

Lee Daniels Entertainment

39 W. 131st St.,
Suite 2
Harlem, NY 10037
Phone: (646) 548-0930
Fax: (646) 548-9883
Email: info@leedanielsentertainment.com

Contacts: Lee Daniels, prexy-CEO; Lisa Cortes, senior VP, production; Dave Robinson, chief financial officer

Biz: Production, financing and talent management; equity, pre-sales
Seeks: All genres; budgets from $3 million to $30 million
Recent pics: “Monster’s Ball”
In the pipeline: “The Woodsman,” “Less Than Kind,” “Shadowboxer”
Advice: Send queries to Doreen Oliver, head of development, at doreen@leedanielsentertainment.com

LfA Forderbank Bayern

Koniginstrasse 17
80539 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-2124-2429
Mobile: +49 (0) 160-9723-0590
Fax: +49 (0) 89-2124-2509
Email: manfred.burger@lfa.de


Biz: Grants loans, allowances and bonuses for the Bavarian film and television funding scheme; provides gap financing for feature films recommended by the FilmFernsehFonds Bayern.


Apostelnstrasse 11
D-50667 Cologne, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 221-925-7520
Fax: +49 (0) 221-925-7529
Email: info@lichtblick-film.de

Contacts: Joachim Ortmanns, Carl-Ludwig Rettinger

Biz: German and international features and documentaries, mainly financed through broadcasters, public funds and minimum guarantees, $920,000-$4 million
Recent pics: “Divine Intervention,” “The White Whale,” “The Lost Sailors”
In the pipeline: “Massacre,” “Cattolica,” “The Flamenco Clan”
Advice: Filmmakers should approach by email.


1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 1035
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 201-0980
Fax: (310) 201-0852

Contacts: Richard S. Guardian, prexy; Rich Goldberg, co-prexy; Liza Petrie, sales coordinator

Biz: International sales representation, pre-sales, co-productions and finance sourcing
Product: Feature-length documentaries as well as products that have strong commercial value in ancillary markets
Recent pics: “American Crime,” “The Event,” “Manhood”
In the pipeline: “The Square Circle,” “The Hollow,” “Brew”
Advice: Come to us with credible references and production credits that may include feature film, television, musicvideos, commercials, etc., and a project with attachments including finance, director or cast; the more the better.

Little Bird

9 Grafton Mews,
London, W1T 5HZ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-380-3980
Fax: +44 (0) 207-380-3981
13 Merrion Square,
Dublin 2, Ireland
Phone: +353 (0) 1-613-1710
Fax: +353 (0) 1-662-4647
Email: info@littlebird.co.uk

Contacts: Jonathan Cavendish, James Mitchell, Sue Bruce-Smith

Biz: Production of film, TV dramas, docus; offices in London, Dublin, Johannesburg
Product: All budget ranges; comedy, horror, teen/family genres
In the works: “Churchill — The Hollywood Years,” “Trauma,” “Marie & Bruce”
Advice: Send us an email.


Velazquez 12, 7th Floor, Madrid, Spain
Phone: +34 (0) 91-436-7400
Fax: +34 (0) 91-435-5994
Email: avg@lolafilms.com

Contacts: Andres Vincente Gomez, CEO; Ignacio Irisarri, managing director

Biz: Production, distribution, international sales
Product: English- and Spanish-language films of all genres, $3 million-$15 million
Recent pics: “Soldados de Salamina,” “El embrujo de Shanghai”
In the pipeline: “Buen viaje,” “Excelencia,” “La fiesta del chivo”
Advice: Contact Gomez via email.

Lucky Red

Via Chinotto, 16 00195 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 (0) 6-3735-2296
Fax: +39 (0) 6-3735-2310
Email: luckyred@luckyred.it

Contacts: Andrea Occhipinti, CEO; Stefano Massenzi, acquisitions

Biz: Co-producer and distributor of high-profile features
Product: Director-driven projects
Recent pics: “The Magdalene Sisters,” “The Others,” “Bend It Like Beckham”
In the pipeline: “Comme une image,” “Mar adentro,” “La femme de Gilles”


2 Rue Turgot
Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4970-0370
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4970-0371
Email: info@celluloid-dreams.com

Contacts: Hengameh Panahi

Biz: Independent production company based in Paris, specializing in cutting-edge world cinema
Recent pics: “Father & Son,” “All Tomorrow’s Parties,” “Novo”
In the pipeline: “The Piano Tuner of Earthquakes,” “Two Days,” “Black Magic”


89-91 avenue Charles-de-Gaulle
Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex 92575, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4192-6231
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4192-6249

Contacts: Edouard de Vesinne, manager; Lionel Amant, deputy manager

Biz: Movie production arm of French broadcaster M6
Recent pics: “Who Killed Bambi?,” “Sole Sisters,” “The Cost of Living”
In the pipeline: “Asterix and the Vikings”


1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 218
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 445-0643
Fax: (310) 996-1892
Email: carl@macreleasing.com

Contacts: Carl Hampe, head of acquisitions; Craig Baumgarten, Mike Marcus, partners

Biz: Co-productions and theatrical distribution
Product: To get involved with projects, in all genres, early for print and ad commitments.
Recent pics: “Washington Heights”
In the pipeline: “Prey for Rock and Roll,” “Dirt”
Advice: Looking for projects with key attachments; we also want to hear about any films in production, post or completion. We do not review unsolicited scripts.

Magic Light

Pinewood Studios,
Pinewood Road, Iver,
Buckinghamshire, SL0 0NH, U.K.
Phone:+44 (0) 175-365-2778
Fax: +44 (0) 175-365-5043
Email: emma@magiclightpictures.com

Contacts: Martin Pope, Michael Rose

Biz: Production, development and financing features for a worldwide audience
Product: Live-action, animation
Recent pics: “The Heart of Me,” “Lawless Heart”
In the pipeline: “The Touch of Pink,” “Wild Thing,” “Marshall”
Advice: Contact the main email address with project ideas.


9 rue Rene Boulanger
75 010 Paris, France
Phone: + 33 (0) 1-5372-8400
Fax: + 33 (0) 1-5372-8401
Email: maiafilms@maiafilms.com

Contacts: Gilles Sandoz, Pierre Benque, producers

Biz: Feature film production and documentaries
Recent pics: “Etre et avoir,” “Le pays du chien qui chante,” “Au plus pres du paradis”
In the pipeline: “Wild Side,” “France Boutique,” “Paratonnerre”


1801 Ave. of the Stars,
Suite 1035
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 286-1001
Fax: (310) 286-0530

Contacts: Marc Greenberg, Rich Goldberg, prexys; Joseph Dickstein, VP acquisitions

Biz: International sales representation, completion funds available, co-productions, matching funds
Product: Action, family, horror, sci-fi
Recent pics: “Jack the Dog,” “Simple Revenge,” “Choosing Matthias”
In the pipeline: “Bike Squad”
Advice: Come to us with completed funds, or film project that has some financing and cast attached.


Box 275
N-1358 JAR, Norway
Phone: +47 (0) 6752-5190
Fax: +47 (0) 6752-5196
Email: maipo@maipo.no

Contacts: Synnove Horsdal, producer-general manager; Dag Alveberg, producer

Biz: Producer of feature films in Norway
Recent pics: “Elling,” “Jonny Vang”
In the pipeline: “Mum’s Elling,” “Just Bea”
Advice: Best contact is by email. Check out our Web site for more info.


Nymphenburgerstr. 121
80636 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-125-5550
Fax: +49 (0) 89-125-55555
Email: info@mbp-medien.de

Contacts: Rainer Mockert, CEO; Brooks Riley, head of production and development

Biz: Development, co-production and financing of feature films through production fund
Product: Wide variety of genre films, up to $20 million
Recent pics: “Lantana,” “Last Orders,” “Taking Sides”
In the pipeline: “The Water Giant,” “Boswell for the Defence”
Advice: If you have a commercially interesting, high-concept script, contact Riley at brooks.riley@mbp-medien.de


1875 Century Park E., Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 226-8300
Fax: (310) 226-8350
Email: info@mdpworldwide.com

Contacts: Mark Damon, chairman-CEO; Stewart Hall, producer and board member; Richard Kiratsoulis, prexy and chief operating officer

Biz: A film entertainment company engaged in the financing, development, production and worldwide distribution of features in all media
Product: All genres, ranging from $5 million-$50 million
Recent pics: “Monster,” “11:14,” “The I Inside”
In the pipeline: “The Upside of Anger,” “Havoc,” “10 Again”

Media Vision

290 Taylor Blvd.,
Sequim, WA 98382
Phone: (360) 681-6102
Fax: (360) 681-6103
Email: Iqent@aol.com

Contacts: John Rodsett, principal

Biz: Sales agent
Product: Low-budget family and horror
Recent pics: “Trojan Warrior,” “Quigley”
In the pipeline: “Society 2,” “Love Is Hell”
Advice: Come with more than just a script, namely money attached, good director and/or actor of note.


Via Aurelia Antica, 422-424
00165 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 (0) 663-901
Fax: +39 (0) 6639-0450
Email: infofilm@medusa.it

Contacts: Mario Spedaletti, Paolo Pozzi, Claudio Trionfera

Biz: Italian mini-major
Recent pics: “Ricordati di me,” “Prendimi l’anima”
In the pipeline: “The Dreamers,” “Non ti muovere”


Upplandsgatan 35
S-113 28 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 833-5576
Fax: +46 (0) 830-9934
Email: memfis@memfis.se

Contacts: Lars Jonsson, Anna Anthony

Biz: Feature film production
Recent pics: “Lilya 4-Ever,” “Kops”
In the pipeline: Upcoming feature films from Josef Fares and Lukas Moodysson
Advice: Send us tapes of your previous films.

Michael London Prods.

1041 N. Formosa Ave.,
Santa Monica E. Bldg., Suite 205
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 850-3530
Fax: (323) 850-3539
Email: michael london@earthlink.net

Contacts: Christina Sibul, director of development; Khristina Kravas, executive assistant

Biz: Filmmaker-oriented material with a personal voice in any genre and at any budget level, generally under $25 million
Product: Developing, packaging and securing financing for feature films; particular interested in new filmmakers and offbeat material
Recent pics: “Thirteen,” “House of Sand and Fog”
In the pipeline: “Sideways,” “Fortune’s Fools,” “Your Word Against Mine”
Advice: Submit unique material that will attract established actors and/or talented directors.


Via Domenico Cimarosa, 18
00198 Rome, Italy
Phone: +39 (0) 6854-3284
Fax: +39 (0) 6858-8105
Email: minerva@minervapictures.com

Contacts: Gianluca Curti, prexy; Cristina Cassano, intl. veepee, Sara Polese, intl. exec

Biz: International distribution and production
Product: Wide variety of films, $1.15 million to $14 million
Recent pics: “The Bankers of God”


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: Rick Sands, CEO; Meryl Poster, Bob Osher, co-prexys of production

Biz: All genres, all budgets
Recent pics: “Chicago,” “Frida,” “City of God”
In the pipeline: “Shall We Dance,” “The Aviator,” “Unfinished Life”


Antonio Malaver 550
(1638), Vicente Lopez
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: +5411-5777-7090
Fax: +5411-4814-8585
Email: info@miravistafilms.com
Website: http://www.miravistafilms.com

Contacts: Fernando Lagier

Biz: Develops projects in Latin America; co-produces and financially supports films of all types, for cinema or TV.
Product: Films of all genres.
Recent pics: “Ladies Night,” “O caminho das nuvens”
In the pipeline: “A dona da historia”
Advice: We have the flexibility to participate in a project in any stage, from the development of the script to the post-production process. We would like to receive, as basic information, a synopsis of the project, the complete script and the information available on the financial structure and other co-producers.


23 Golden Square
London, W1F 9JP, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-734-6303
Fax: +44 (0) 207-734-6202

Contacts: Andrew Hauptman, producer-chairman; Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, producers

Biz: U.K.-L.A. independent feature production company; three-year slate-funding development deal from the Film Council and own independent funding
Product: Diverse slate of projects, including larger-budget films; aims at North American and international markets
Recent pics: “Thunderpants,” “Gladiatresses”
In the pipeline: “Millions,” “Piccadilly Jim,” “Romantic Comedy About Divorce”
Advice: Please send a letter or email to either Broadbent or Czernin.


55 rue Traversiere
75012 Paris, France
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4467-3055
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4307-2963
Email: sales@mk2.com

Contacts: Marin Karmitz, chairman; Philippe Aigle, managing director; Olivier-Rene Veillon, VP intl.

Biz: One of the leading independent film companies in France, involved in production, distribution, sales; extensive classics library
Product: Arthouse films
Recent pics: “The Flower of Evil,” “The Rain Children,” “Ten”
In the pipeline: “Opomoz,” “Woman Is the Future of Man”


P.O. Box 7400
Studio City, CA 91614-7400
Phone: (818) 985-3003
Fax: (818) 985-3009

Contacts: Ernst “Etchie” Stroh, CEO; Yael Stroh, prexy

Biz: Distribution, production and financing, co-productions, pre-sales, gap financing
Product: $5 million-$20 million quality titles
Recent pics: “Hotel,” “Together”
In the pipeline: “The Promise,” “In the Company of Heroes”
Advice: Good script, good director.

Morgan Creek

4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 76
Burbank, CA 91522
Phone: (818) 954-4800
Fax: (818) 954-8411
Email: gmielcarz@morgancreek.com

Contacts: James G. Robinson, CEO; Guy McElwaine, prexy; Howard Kaplan, chief financial officer

Biz: Feature film production and distribution
Product: All genres that appeal to a wide audience
Recent pics: “Juwanna Mann,” “American Outlaws,” “The In Crowd”
In the pipeline: “Exorcist: The Beginning”
Advice: Send an email and we will forward ideas and/or requests to the appropriate department.


100 Universal City Plaza,
Bungalow 4111
Universal City, CA 91608
Phone: (818) 777-4444
Fax: (818) 866-1328

Contacts: Jonathan Mostow, Hal Lieberman, partners

Biz: Specializes in feature film and TV production
Product: All genres, budgets $15 million and up
Recent pics: “T3,” “Around the World in 80 Days,” “U-571”
In the pipeline: “Food of the Gods,” “Norfolk Quiz Club,” “Mexicali”
Advice: Submit material via established representative.

Motion Picture Corp. of America

1401 Ocean Ave., Suite 301
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 319-9500
Fax: (310) 319-9501
Email: info@mpcafilm.com

Contacts: Brad Krevoy, chair-CEO; Sigrid Ann Davison, international prexy; Jeff Ivers, chief operating officer

Biz: Production, sales, distribution and acquisition company; produces films with budgets from $3 million-$30 million. Company has long-term established relationships with top creative talent as well as major companies around the world, including an output arrangement with MGM in North America.
Product: Looking to acquire films in pre-production, production or completed for distribution in North America and internationally
Recent pics: “Blast,” “Bookies,” “Dracula 3000”
Advice: Call or email us.


6/F Isehan Bldg., 8-3-7
Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
104-0061, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5537-0151
Fax: +81-3-5537-0152
Email: tadashiki@movie-eye.co.jp

Contacts: Kaz Tadashiki, CEO; Taku Ushiyama, chief operating officer

Biz: Development, packaging, production, distribution and marketing
Product: All genres and budgets
Recent pics: “Blue Gate Crossing”
In the pipeline: “Last Love, First Love”
Advice: For Asian producers/filmmakers, please contact our Shanghai office.


9 Grafton Mews
London, W1T 5HZ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-380-3999
Fax: +44 (0) 207-380-3998
Email: info@moviehouseent.com

Contacts: Gary Phillips, managing director/head of sales; Mark Vennis, managing director/head of acquisitions; Claire Battersby, director of marketing & publicity

Biz: Sales company handling five to six theatrical films annually; can offer advances against world sales
Product: High-quality independent films; budgets to $15 million
Recent pics: “The Rage in Placid Lake,” “Fear X,” “Live Forever”
In the pipeline: “Blind Flight,” “The Illustrated Family Doctor”
Advice: Have a defined idea of the overall creative and financial package.


4670 Sainte-Catherine St. W., Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1S5, Canada
Phone: (514) 866-6873
Fax: (514) 876-3911
Email: jprupas@muse.ca

Contacts: Michael Prupas, prexy; Irene Litinsky, VP production; Jesse Prupas, director of development

Biz: Produces and internationally distributes features, TV movies, series and miniseries; finances international co-productions and joint ventures
Product: TV miniseries and features, $5 million-$12 million
Recent pics: “Ice Bound,” “The Many Trials of One Jane Doe”
In the pipeline: “Answered by Fire,” “Colditz”
Advice: We are interested in compelling and captivating projects that have broad international appeal.


9 Desbrosses, Suite 512
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 966-0602
Fax: (212) 966-3499
Email: info@my2c.com

Contacts: Chris Williams, founder-CEO; Craig Singer, founder

Biz: A vertically integrated media company that focuses on early-stage film development by crafting screenplays with an inhouse team of writers and forges project-by-project partnerships with production companies providing additional resources, including financing
Product: Develops most material inhouse, but will accept screenplay submissions on occasion; high-quality, commercially driven screenplays with budgets above $5 million
Recent pics: “A Good Night to Die,” “Dead Dogs Lie”
In the pipeline: “Kill Charlie,” “Laws of Nature,” “Dark Ride”
Advice: The only thing fully in your control is the screenplay, so make sure it is brilliant before contacting us.

Myriad Pictures

405 S. Beverly Dr., 5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Phone: (310) 279-4000
Fax: (310) 279-4001
Email: info@myriadpictures.com
Website: http://www.myriadpictures.com

Contacts: Christina Wise, manager of co-productions; Marion Pilowsky, head of international production; Neil Chordia, production coordinator

Biz: international co-production partner for projects and international sales agent
Product: commercial projects with budget of $5 million and up; projects must appeal to international market. Thriller/ action/ comedy/ family
Recent pics: “The Good Girl,” “Van Wilder Party Liaison,” “Jeepers Creepers 2”
In the pipeline: “Being Julia,” “Trauma,” “Imagining Argentina”
Advice: We are driven in the first instance by the creative elements and not the deal. Co-productions require a sophisticated understanding of international finance, so some research before you approach can be useful.


1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 1901
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 203-8710
Fax: (310) 203-8720
Email: bennett.pozil@nyc.nxbp.com
Website: http://www.nxbp.fr

Contacts: Bennett Pozil, VP-group manager; Mark Harrington, VP/manager

Biz: Bank financing for film/television production and acquisition
Product: Film product with distribution attached
Recent pics: “Le Divorce,” “Hero,” “How to Deal”
In the pipeline: “Shop Girl,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre,” “Harold & Kumar”

National Film Agency

Praca Pio X, 54/10 andar
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20091-040
Phone: +55 (21) 3849-1339
Fax: +55 (21) 3849-1235
Email: antonio.silva@ancine.gov.br

Contacts: Gustavo Dahl, prexy; Augusto Seva, Lia Gomensoro, directors

Biz: Government agency in charge of boosting the production, distribution and exhibition of local pics
Product: Features, docus, shorts, telepics
Advice: Email us.

New Generation

304 N. Edinburgh Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Phone: (323) 655-7705
Fax: (323) 655-7706
Email: ngf@newgeneration

Contacts: Evgeny Afineevsky, co-chair/prexy/producer; Victor Freilich, VP development/producer; Svetlana Anufrieeva, VP production/producer

Biz: Production and distribution; public source financing and private investors
Product: Low-budget comedy and drama projects
Recent Pics: “Crime and Punishment,” “The Return From India,” “Death Game”
In the pipeline: “Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!” “Booty and the Beast”
Advice: All new, young and fresh are more than welcome. We are open to new ideas and talented people.

New Zealand Film

P.O. Box 11546
Wellington, New Zealand
Phone: +64-4-382-7680
Fax: +64-4-384-9719
Email: marketing@nzfilm.co.nz

Contacts: Ruth Harley, chief executive; Mladen Ivancic, deputy CEO-finance director; Kathleen Drumm, sales and marketing

Biz: Development, financing, sales and marketing
Product: All genres of New Zealand movies with low to midrange budgets
Recent pics: “Whale Rider,” “Rain,” “Tongan Ninja”
In the pipeline: “Perfect Strangers,” “The Locals,” “For Good”
Advice: Approach us via our finance director, Mladen Ivancic.


202 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Phone: (310) 858-7472
Fax: (310) 858-7473

Contacts: William Tyrer, Chris Ball, partners; Aaron Ryder, prexy of production

Biz: Finance, production and distribution
Product: Seeks intelligent, sophisticated projects with mainstream crossover potential
Recent pics: “Whale Rider,” “Donnie Darko,” “Real Women Have Curves”
In the pipeline: “The Prestige,” “Gifted”
Advice: All scripts and production inquiries should be sent to Aaron Ryder in the Los Angeles office; finished films for potential acquisition are handled by Newmarket Films distribution head Bob Berney.


Filmbyen 20
DK-2650 Hvidovre, Denmark
Phone: +45 (0) 3634-0910
Fax: +45 (0) 3634-0911
Email: nimbus@nimbusfilm.dk

Contacts: Birgitte Hald, managing director; Bo Ehrhardt, executive producer and head of development

Biz: Feature film production and breeding ground for new Scandinavian filmmaking talent
Product: Features and shorts, $150,000-$13 million
Recent pics: “It’s All About Love,” “Skagerrak”
In the pipeline: “Dear Wendy,” “King’s Game,” “Look Sexy Now”
Advice: The stronger the Danish angle of your project is (storyline and/or package), the likelier we are to listen.


Dobelnsg. 24
S-113 52 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 (0) 8-673-9980
Fax: +46 (0) 8-673-9988
Email: info@nonstopsales.net

Contacts: Michael Werner, sales director; C.G. Anderson, president; Jenny Enqvist, rights manager

Biz: International sales agent with sideline in co-production and finance
Recent pics: “Buddy,” “Falling Sky,” “Goldfish Memory”
In the pipeline: “Pippi’s Father”
Advice: Email info@nonstopsales.net

Nordisk Film

Mosedalvej 14
2500 Valby, Denmark
Phone: +45 (0) 3618-8200
Fax: +45 (0) 3646-7208
Email: nordiskfilm@nordiskfilm.com

Contacts: Kenneth D. Plummer, managing director; Carsten Moeller, chief financial officer; Mikkel Berg, Nordic marketing director

Biz: Scandinavian market leader in film development, production and distribution; provides post-production, lab and broadcast facilities
Recent pics: “I Am Dina,” “Move Me”
In the pipeline: “The Olsen Gang Junior”

Nordisk Intl. Sales

Halmtorvet 29
1700 Copenhagen V, Denmark
Phone: +45 (0) 3326-6880
Fax: +45 (0) 3326-6889
Email: contact@nordiskfilm.com

Contacts: Sanne Arloe, Klaus Rasmussen, Susan Wendt

Biz: International sales of own productions and other filmmakers


41 rue de la Tour d’Auvergne
75009 Paris, France
Phone: +32 (0) 1-5320-4720
Fax: +32 (0) 1-5320-4721
Email: contact@nord-ouest.fr

Contacts: Christophe Rossignon, producer; Eve Machuel, exec producer

Biz: Feature film production
Recent pics: “Girl From Paris,” “Irreversible”
In the pipeline: “Love Me if You Dare,” “The Mate,” “Merry Christmas”

Norwegian Film Fund

P.O. Box 752
Sentrum, NO-0106 Oslo, Norway
Phone: +47 (0) 22-478040
Fax: +47 (0) 22-478041
Email: mail@filmfondet.no

Contacts: Stein Slyngstad, director general; Elin Erichsen, head of production

Biz: National support agency for film production in Norway providing subsidies for feature films including international co-productions with Norwegian elements; to receive support, a Norwegian producer must be attached and there has to be a reasonable proportion between the participation and capital investment of the Norwegian and foreign producer(s)

O2 Filmes

Rua Heliopolis, 410
Sao Paulo (SP)
05318-010 Brazil
Phone: 5511-3644-8040
Fax: 5511-3832-4811
Email: o2filmes@o2filmes.com

Contacts: Fernando Meirelles, Paulo Morelli, Andrea Barata Ribeiro

Biz: Produce features, commercials and TV series
Product: $300,000-$3.5 million for features
Recent pics: “City of God”
In the pipeline: “Intolerance, the Sequel,” “Viva Voz,” “Contra Todos”
Advice: Email or phone Meirelles.


Arago 217, 5º
08007 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 (09) 3451-2560
Fax: + 34 (09) 3451-5140
Email: oberon@oberoncinematografica.com

Contacts: Antonio Chavarrias, Angels Masclans

Biz: Film production company
Product: Feature films and TV movies
Recent pics: “Volveras,” “Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer”
In the pipeline: “Las vidas de Celia,” “Dictation”


Ardmore Studio
Herbert Road
Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland
Phone: + 353 (0) 1-276-9528
Fax: + 353 (0) 1-276-9471
Email: octagon@iol.ie

Contacts: James Flynn, Morgan O’Sullivan, Catherine Tiernan

Biz: Develops and produces feature films for the international market; line producers to incoming international productions shooting in Ireland; provides access to Section 481 investment under European Co-Production Convention and to sale-and-lease-back investment
In the pipeline: “Inside I’m Dancing”

Open City

44 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10013
Phone: (212) 587-8800
Fax: (212) 587-1950
Email: oc@opencityfilms.com

Contacts: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicent, co-prexys; Tory Tunnell, head of development

Biz: Production, private equity, pre-sales
Product: 35mm films that push the boundaries aesthetically, socially or politically; budgets of $5 million and up
Recent pics: “The Guys,” “Coffee and Cigarettes,” “The Assassination of Richard Nixon”
In the pipeline: “Awake”
Advice: Send a fax with a synopsis of your film and bio.


6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 220
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 469-6700
Fax: (323) 469-6701
Email: info@theorphanage.com

Contacts: Amy Israel, head of production

Biz: High-end visual effects services for features, TV and advertising; original digital film and TV production; digital filmmaking technology development and licensing
Product: Filmmaker-driven projects, all subjects and genre films, especially ones that take advantage of visual f/x; budgets between $5 million and $20 million
Recent pics: “Ten Tiny Love Stories”
In the pipeline: “Legion,” “Blackwater,” “City of Darkness”
Advice: We accept submissions from agents, managers, attorneys and producers; no unsolicited submissions, please.


1250 6th St., Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 587-3537
Fax: (310) 319-1897

Contacts: Richard B. Lewis, CEO; Zanne Devine, prexy of production; Corey Ackerman, head of development

Biz: Independent entertainment development, production and financing; develops mainstream film and television; has received significant private equity funding from Jeff Skoll, co-founder of eBay
Product: Specializes in comedy, drama, action/adventure, fantasy and family-oriented content
Recent pics: “Eulogy”
In the pipeline: “House of D,” “The Rising”
Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material. All inquiries should be made through an agent or attorney.