Virginia Madsen and producing partner Karly Meola have launched production shingle Title IX Prods.
Slate of projects includes the documentary “I Know a Woman Like That,” which focuses on the lives of extraordinary women between the ages of 64 and 94. Madsen’s mother, Emmy-winning filmmaker Elaine Madsen, is directing the project, which is in post-production.
Other projects in development include “Gothika” scribe Sebastian Gutierrez’s adaptation of Martha O’Connor’s debut novel “The Bitch Posse” and a remake of the 1984 Virginia Madsen starrer “Electric Dreams.”
Shingle is named after the 1972 law giving women equal opportunity to participate in activities that receive federal funding.”In a way, we’re saying let the girls play,” Madsen said. “I started acting at 18. After all these years, I know a lot about the business. I know how movies are made. Now is the time that I can help newcomers in a way that I’ve been helped in the industry.”
Added Meola: “(We) have the intention to be both dynamic and inventive in the way we choose to tell stories. We sincerely hope to generate strong messages and perspective on people and relationships.”
Madsen will next be seen in the IFC comedy “Diminished Capacity.” She also stars in Gold Circle Films and Lionsgate’s forthcoming supernatural thriller “The Haunting in Connecticut.”