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Geyer Kosinski, AR Films team on $120 mil pic fund

Russian producer, Media Talent Group aim for six pics over 2 years

Producer Alexander Rodnyansky’s AR Films and Geyer Kosinski’s Media Talent Group have partnered to form a $120 million fund to develop and produce up to six movies in the U.S. over the next two years.

Rodnyansky and Kosinski have already produced two films, Billy Bob Thornton’s “Jayne Mansfield’s Car” and D.J. Caruso’s “The Goats.”

In addition to directing and starring in “Car,” Thornton co-wrote the script with Tom Epperson. Robert Duvall and Kevin Bacon co-star alongside John Hurt, Ray Stevenson and Ron White. Pic’s world premiere will be at the Berlin film fest on Feb. 13.

Caruso’s “Goats,” which he also adapted from the young adult novel, stars Chandler Canterbury, Annalise Basso, Val Kilmer and Radha Mitchell.

AR Films was founded by Rodnyansky in 2009. Through AR Films, Rodnyansky controls A-Company, one of the biggest film licensing and distribution companies in Central and Eastern Europe; Non-Stop Production, the Russian film production company; Cinema Without Frontiers, a major distributor of indie pics in Russia; and the Russian film fest Kinotavr.

A renowned documentary director, Rodnyansky is also one of the most successful movie producers in Russia. His latest, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s “Elena,” received a Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival’s Un Certain Regard, as well as more than a dozen international awards. Pic will screen in the Spotlight section at Sundance.

Kosinski’s Media Talent Group is a talent management, film and television production company that has been involved with more than 30 movies and TV shows since its inception seven years ago.

“I have always respected the voice of the filmmaker in telling stories that resonate with people, and I look forward to continuing to develop projects that have a unique voice, as AR Films reaches out to American audiences and those around the world,” said Rodnyansky.

“There is a void in the movie industry today that we hope to fill with intelligent, character-driven films in a variety of genres, made within responsible budgets,” said Kosinski. “I look forward to continuing to work with Alexander and the AR team, as well as the gifted writers, directors and actors who are interested in telling compelling stories.”

AR Films anticipates announcing several projects in the coming weeks.

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