×

‘Suspiria’ Producer Bradley J. Fischer Joins New Republic as President

Bradley J. Fischer, whose credits include “Zodiac,” “Black Sawn” and “Suspiria,” is joining Brian Oliver’s New Republic Pictures as president and chief content officer.

Fischer has signed a multi-year pact with Paramount-based New Republic. Fischer and Oliver will produce all New Republic projects, including film, television and streaming. Fischer will continue to produce his pre-existing projects, including the Stephen King adaptation of “The Long Walk” at New Line and “The Last Voyage of Demeter” at Steven Spielberg’s Amblin.

Fischer has a 20-year track record of developing, packaging and producing feature films, including “Shutter Island,” “The House With a Clock in its Walls,” “Ready or Not,” and “White House Down.” He also produced the Showtime doc “American Dream/American Nightmare,” directed by Antoine Fuqua. He remains a majority owner of Mythology Entertainment, the company he co-founded in 2011.

New Republic Pictures co-financed and produced Elton John biopic “Rocketman,” the debut film of its Paramount Pictures first-look co-financing and distribution deal; as well as the Sam Mendes-directed World War I drama “1917.” New Republic recently won a bidding war for the rights to “Undiscovered Country,” the new Image Comics graphic novel from Scott Snyder and Charles Soule

Popular on Variety

“I could not be more excited to partner with Brad in New Republic,” Oliver said. “He has great relationships and taste in material and I’ve had the wonderful opportunity to work with him over the last decade on many projects including ‘Black Swan.’ Brad brings with him a diverse development slate that will help bolster New Republic‘s lineup of upcoming films and television projects.”

Prior to launching New Republic, Oliver co-founded and ran Cross Creek Pictures, where he financed and produced a slate of films that started with “Black Swan” and went on to include “Black Mass,” “Everest,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “American Made.”

New Republic was repped in the deal by Lindsay Connor of Mannatt Phelps. Alan Epstein and Paul Bernstein of Venable, and Harold Brown of Gang Tyre rep Fischer.

More Film

  • My Salinger Year

    Berlin Film Festival to Open With Sigourney Weaver, Margaret Qualley Starrer 'My Salinger Year'

    The 70th edition of the Berlinale will open with Philippe Falardeau’s anticipated “My Salinger Year,” headlined by a powerful female duo, Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley. Set in New York’s literary world in the 90’s, the coming-of-age-story is based on Joanna Rakoff’s international bestseller and follows Joanna (Qualley), who leaves graduate school to pursue her [...]

  • Bad Hair

    'Bad Hair': Film Review

    The year is 1989 and New Jack Swing is about to push black culture from the margins to the mainstream. The question for the black employees of Culture, the music TV station at the center of writer-director Justin Simien’s delightfully macabre horror-dramedy “Bad Hair,” is what image do they — and their white executive Grant [...]

  • Bad Hair

    Justin Simien's 'Bad Hair' is a Tribute to Exploited Black Women Everywhere, Director Says

    Deeply personal but indulgently campy, Justin Simien’s Sundance opener “Bad Hair” is a genre-blending horror show that the director said serves as a tribute to the struggles of black women. The mind behind  “Dear White People” staged the world premiere for the project at Park City’s Ray Theater on Thursday night, before a cast that [...]

  • Taylor Swift: Miss Americana

    'Taylor Swift: Miss Americana': Film Review

    Fly-on-the-wall portraits of pop-music stars used to be dominated by, you know, pop music. The life and personality and woe-is-me-I’m-caught-in-the-media-fishbowl spectacle of the star herself was part of the equation, yet all that stuff had a way of dancing around the edges. Now, though, it’s front and center. In “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” we catch [...]

  • Taylor Swift attends the premiere of

    Sundance Crowd Goes Wild as Taylor Swift Becomes Powerful Voice of Trump Resistance

    At the outset of the first screening of the documentary “Miss Americana” Thursday night at the Sundance Film Festival, it was clear at the outset that it was not necessarily Taylor Swift’s core audience filling the Eccles Theater for the premiere. The opening scene has Swift trying to write a song at the piano while [...]

  • wanda Imax China

    China Closes Thousands of Theaters in Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

    China closed swathes of cinemas on Friday in response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus, which started in the city of Wuhan and has now killed 26 people. The closures come a day after the distributors and producers of the seven major blockbusters that had expected to launch from Jan. 25 cancelled their films’ releases. [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content