Celine Rattray and Trudie Styler have partnered to hang out their own shingle, Maven Pictures, a film development, production and financing company based in Gotham.
Rattray is exiting her post as prexy of Mandalay Vision to start the new company, which aims to produce three to five films for a variety of platforms, as well as to finance development and provide equity for movies of varying budget sizes.
Staff of Maven also will include senior VP of production and development Hardy Justice, development exec Jenny Halper and director of operations Nic Marshall, all formerly of Mandalay Vision. Styler and Rattray will be co-founders and partners.
Fate of Mandalay Vision, the indie film financing division of Mandalay Entertainment, launched last year with “The Kids Are All Right,” remains unclear.
As a producer, Rattray is attached to upcoming films including “The Whistleblowers,” “Salvation Boulevard,” “Another Happy Day” and “Bernie.”
Styler’s producing credits include “Moon,” “A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints” and “Snatch.” She’ll continue to make films with her London-based Xingu Films, which has projects on its slate including “American Reaper” and a remake of “The Harder They Come.”