You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Passion for documentaries

Battsek, Ruhemann team with Chinn, Goldman

Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman.

Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner.

First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s “Sergio,” which airs on HBO in early May, and James Marsh’s follow-up to his hit doc “Man on Wire,” produced by Chinn.

Details of Marsh’s new film are being kept under wraps until shortly before the Cannes Film Festival. Chinn is producing; Battsek and Ruhemann exec produce.

Julie Goldman also is exec producer of Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s “Hungry in America.” Goldman is exec producing with Ryan Harrington and “Top Chef” host Tom Colicchio. Theaterical rights are still available to the docu, which focuses on the 49 million people living in the U.S. who are undernourished and hungry. All rights are available.

“We want to make ourselves the obvious first stop for any documentary filmmaker,” Battsek said.

In business for a dozen years, Passion Pictures has produced or exec produced more than 25 feature docus. Passion’s most recent titles include Sundance fest favorites “The Tillman Story,” which the Weinstein Co. will distribute in the U.S., and Afghanistan war docu “Restrepo,” from Sebastian Junger and Tim Hetherington (Passion had production partners on both titles).

Goldman and Passion also worked together in producing Greg Barker’s “Sergio,” about U.N. high commissioner for human rights Sergio Vieira de Mello.

Previous feature docus Passion has produced or exec produced include “Once in a Lifetime,” “Black Sun” and “Live Forever.” Co-productions include “My Kid Could Paint That” and “In the Shadow of the Moon.”In addition to exec producing “Shadow of the Moon,” Goldman consulted on documentaries “The Cove” and “Valentino: The Last Emperor.”

More Scene

  • 'SORRY TO BOTHER YOU'

    Why 'Sorry to Bother You' Director Boots Riley Thinks His Satirical Comedy Is 'Realistic'

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • Tesse Restaurant Opens on L.A.'s Sunset

    Tesse Restaurant Takes on the Challenge of Making the Sunset Strip Hip Again

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • Tiffany Haddish

    MTV Movie and TV Awards: The 10 Standout Moments

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • Michael B. Jordan

    'Black Panther,' 'Stranger Things' Reign at 2018 MTV Movie and TV Awards (Full List)

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • Brandon Flynn, Timothy Granaderos, Alisha Boe,

    Alisha Boe Says Brock Turner Case Was Her 'Bible' for '13 Reasons Why' Season 2

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • Yara ShahidiMTV Movie & TV Awards,

    Yara Shahidi, Noah Schnapp, More Talk the Dangers of Social Media at MTV Awards

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

  • A Night in the Writers' Room

    'Vida,' 'One Day at a Time' Showrunners Recount Being Called Racial Slur in Writers' Room

    Looking to bolster its feature documentary slate, John Battsek and Andrew Ruhemann’s Passion Pictures is teaming with Simon Chinn’s Red Box Films and Gotham-based producer Julie Goldman. Passion and Red Box are both based in London. Goldman produces through her recently launched Motto Pictures banner. First two titles under the strategic alliance are Greg Barker’s […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content