Distribution-production execs Jeffrey D. Erb and Joe Nicolo have formed indie shingle Feverpitch Pictures to produce two to four films a year budgeted at $1 million-$5 million.
The banner has signed Thomas Ian Nicholas and “CSI: Miami” thesp Adam Rodriguez to star in “Let the Game Begin,” a dramedy about a man who gets introduced to the life of a pickup artist in search of the ideal woman. Pic, written by Amit Gupta, begins lensing June 18.
Feverpitch plans a summer shoot for “The Ocean,” a horror film set around a psychic who travels to Puerto Rico to be with her estranged family. Dante Tomaselli will direct; Dee Wallace stars.
Shingle has set a fall shoot for “9/11 Kevin,” a dramedy written by George Cavanaugh and Steve Garvey. Jace Alexander (“Rescue Me”) will direct the story of a man who in escaping his past wanders into a town and inspires the populace. Thomas Cavanaugh is attached to star.
Lensing’s set for next year on “Hunt of the Sea Wolves,” penned by John Chadwell and centered on the threat of terrorists and piracy on the high seas. Anthony Ridio’s producing; Ron Shusett exec produces.
Feverpitch has also set up “Sensitive Guys,” a comedy starring Scott Speedman, Anna Faris and Missi Pyle to be shot in L.A. and directed by Mark Silverstein and Abby Kohn.
Erb was prexy and Nicolo was exec VP of Kindred Media Group. They exec produced “One Part Sugar,” starring Danny DeVito; “Southern Gothic,” starring William Forsythe; and “Superheroes.”