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Emmett/Furla Films: 15 Years of Steady Growth

Emmett/Furla Films from 1998 to 2013

1998 — Emmett/Furla founded

1999

October — Release first film, Nickolas Perry’s “Speedway Junky”

2001

April — 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner’s Nu Image/Millennium Films

2002

January — Joe Carnahan’s “Narc” (1) earns $10.5 million at box office.

May — Emmett/Furla goes to Cannes for first time.

November — Don Michael Paul thriller “Half Past Dead” (2) with Steven Seagal and Ja Rule reels in $15 million at B.O.

2003

January — Launch of digital production division Resolution Digital, headed by Gavin Lloyd

February — Intl. distribution deal with Millennium Films extended.

2005

April — Andrew Douglas’ “The Amityville Horror”(pictured), with Ryan Reynolds, earns $65 million.

2006

March — Richard Donner crime drama “16 Blocks” with Bruce Willis hauls in $37 million B.O.

2008

April — Equity fund worth more than $100 million with Japan-based Imec and Korona

September — Jon Avnet crime drama “Righteous Kill” starring Robert De Niro and Al Pacino makes $40 million.

2009

November — Along with Cheetah Vision Films, partnership with Georgia-based entrepreneur Richard Jackson to produce and co-finance three to five pics per year

2010

October — Emmett’s Cheetah Vision and Furla’s Film Partners team up with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson on 10-pic deal backed by $200 million fund; Grindstone Entertainment/Lionsgate to release.

2011

April — 10-picture deal with music provider Cutting Edge Group for projects to be distributed domestically by Lionsgate

September — Partnership with Envision Entertainment on $250 million revolving equity and debt fund

2012

February — Michael Flannigan hired as head of production; Brandon Grimes promoted to senior VP; Tim Sullivan promoted to creative exec.

June — Renewed slate deal with Lionsgate and its Grindstone Entertainment for additional 10 films

August — Launch of TV production division; partnership with Greg Bonnan’s Tower 18 on skein “Rescue 3” (now “SAF3”)

September — David Ayer’s “End of Watch,” (1) with Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena and Anna Kendrick, opens to critical acclaim and $41 million B.O.

October — Drafted deal with Hasbro to finance and co-produce three films in next two years based on Monopoly, Hungry Hungry Hippos, Action Man.

November — Teamed with Maria Menounos and Keven Undergaro to launch unscripted TV unit through their Underman/Omegagirl banner.

2013

January — Release of Allen Hughes crime drama “Broken City” with Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe, Catherine Zeta-Jones

June — Partnered with Starz to exec-produce with Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson original TV series “Power”

July — Sale of stake in Emmett/Furla to Dubai-based Oasis Ventures Entertainment; company renamed Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films

August — “2 Guns” opens at No. 1; Baltasar Kormakur actioner stars Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg.

August — Release of Scott Walker crime drama “The Frozen Ground,” starring Nicolas Cage, John Cusack, Vanessa Hudgens

September — Anticipated premiere of the CW’s “SAF3,” with Dolph Lundgren

October — Anticipated release of Mikael Hafstrom actioner “Escape Plan,” with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson

December — Anticipated release of Peter Berg’s Navy SEALs thriller “Lone Survivor,” starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Eric Bana

2014

Anticipated release of Olivier Megaton-helmed action thriller “Taking Gotham”

2015

Anticipated releases of thriller “Captive,” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Martin Scorsese-directed drama “Silence,” with Andrew Garfield

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