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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2003, A-C)


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INDUSTRY COMPANIES SEEKING PROJECTS
(Please seek permission before sending  materials. 
Unless specified, all companies have a policy of "no unsolicited material.")
 

 

3am Pictures

Phone: 626-285-0005
Fax: 309-416-8924

Email: info@3ampictures.com
Web site: http://www.3ampictures.com

Contact: Kenneth Lee

Types of business: Film Production, Post-Production, New Media

Type of finance: Private Equity and Pre-sales

Types of projects sought: We seek fresh, well-written projects driven by visionary filmmakers with budgets between $500,000 and $5 million in a variety of genres: thrillers, comedies, dramas that are entertaining and accessible to large audiences domestically and internationally

Advice: Submit one-to-three-page synopsis of finished scripts and details
of elements in place via fax or email

Projects in the works: "442nd"

Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.

Compiled by:   Jim Tessier, submission received Jan. 23, 2002; Re-posted March 22, 2004.

Alliance Atlantis

808 Wilshire Blvd., 3rd Floor 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 899-8000 
Fax: (310) 899-8100 

Web site: www.allianceatlantis.com 

Contacts: Peter Sussman, CEO; Seaton McLean, production prexy; Ted Riley, distribution prexy 

Biz: Vertically integrated broadcaster, creator and distributor of filmed entertainment 

Recent pics: "Bowling for Columbine," "The Good Thief," "Owning Mahowny" 

In the pipeline: "Foolproof"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Alquimia

Parma 8, Chalet A 28043 
Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 (0) 91-748-9040 
Fax: +34 (0) 91-300-5909

Email: esthergomez@alquimiacinema.com 
Web site: www.alquimiacinema.com

Contacts: Francisco Ramos, Esther Gomez 

Biz: Mainstream film production and distribution 

Recent pics: "Callas Forever," "I'm Not Scared Amnesia" 

In the pipeline: "Crystal Eye," "Don't Move"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Alta

c/Cuesta de San Vicente, 4 20 28008 
Madrid, Spain 

Phone: +34 (0) 91-542-2702 
Fax: +34 (0) 91-542-8777 

Email: altaproduccion@altafilms.es
Web site: www.altafilms.com

Contacts: Enrique Gonzalez Macho, CEO; Belen Bernuy, executive producer 

Biz: Feature film production including co-productions

Product: Arthouse features, $1 million-$4 million 

Recent pics: "Novo," "Sweet Sixteen," "Rencor" 

In the pipeline: "Te doy mis ojos," "Triple Agent," "Angosto" 

Advice: Filmmakers should send treatment; companies can send screenplay.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Applause

14/F, 10 Knutsford Terrace
Tsimshatsui, Hong Kong 

Phone: +(852) 2366-1622 
Fax: +(852) 2366-0661 

Email: mail@applausepictures.com

Web site: www.applausepictures.com

Contacts: Patricia Cheng, Rachel Lo 

Biz: Film production Product: Various genres such as horror, drama, comedy, etc.; $2 million-$4 million budget range, depending on genre 

Recent pics: "The Eye," "Three," "Golden Chicken" 

In the pipeline: "The Eye 2," "Golden Chicken 2"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Alcon

10390 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 250 
Los Angeles, CA 90025 

Phone: (310) 789-3040 
Fax: (310) 789-3060 

Contacts: Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson, co-founders; Kira Davis, VP, production 

Product: Various genres, $12 million$60 million 

Biz: Develops, produces and finances feature films; holds an output deal with Warner Bros. 

Recent pics: "Insomnia," "Affair of the Necklace" 

In the pipeline: "Love Don't Cost a Thing," untitled Mandy Moore project, "Racing Stripes" 

Advice: We accept submissions from agents, managers, attorneys and producers. No unsolicited submissions, please.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Alfa-Film

264 S. La Cienega Blvd., Suite 1138 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

Phone: (323) 882-6193 
Fax: (323) 882-6103

Email: sidarfov@earthlink.net

Contact: Anatoly A. Fradis, prexy 

Biz: Financing, production, distribution; combines with British, German and Austrian funds. 

Product: Unconventional dramas, thrillers, love stories, musicals, $4 million-$15 million 

Recent pics: "Masked & Anonymous" 

In the pipeline: "Dungeons & Dragons I I," "The Ruler of the World" 

Advice: Submit to us your packaged script via attorney or agency; no phone calls or unsolicited material.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

American World

6355 Topanga Canyon Blvd.,Suite 428
Woodland Hills, CA 91367 

Phone: (818) 715-1480 
Fax: (818) 715-1081

Email: info@americanworldpictures.com
Web site: www.americanworldpictures.com

Contacts: Mark L. Lester, prexy; Dana Dubovsky, production prexy 

Biz: Production, distribution, financing 

Product: Horror pies and actioners arthouse and mainstream projects with budgets between $1 million and $10 million 

Recent pics: "Tully," "Knight Club," "The Anarchist Cookbook" 

In the pipeline: "Stealing Candy 2," "Wisher 2" 

Advice: Send a completed script packaged with at least one star name and partial financing attached or a finished movie for distribution.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Artisan 

2700 Colorado Ave. 
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Phone: (310) 449-9200 
Fax: (310) 255-3860 

157 Chambers St., 11th Floor 
New York, NY 10007

Web site: www.artisanent.com 

Contacts: Amir J. Malin, CEO; Richard Saperstein, production prexy, Artisan Pictures; Patrick Gunn, executive VP, Artisan Entertainment 

Biz: Feature production, acquisition and distribution; home entertainment production, acquisition and distribution; production and acquisition finance 

Product: Wide-ranging, from edgy, provocative projects to moderate budgeted pics with mainstream appeal

Recent pics: "Boat Trip," "Amandla!," "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" 

In the pipeline: "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," "The Punisher," "Compleat Female Stage Beauty" 

Advice: We do not accept scripts of projects that do not have representation.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Artists' Colony

256 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 1500 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

Phone: (310) 720-8300

Email: mail@theartistscolony.com 
Web site: www.theartistscolony.com

Contacts: David Donnelly, director of development; Ginnina D'Orazio, Adam Neal, directors of development

Biz: Producing features and TV 

Product: Thought-provoking, compelling dramas and thrillers; $5 million-$25 million budget range 

Recent pics: 12," "Solid Ones," "Snow Falling on Cedars" 

In the pipeline: "Caravaggio," "Me" 

Advice: Email us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Asylum

6671 Sunset Blvd., Bldg. 1593 
Hollywood, CA 90028 

Phone: (323) 463-6575 
Fax: (323) 463-6299

Web site: www.theasylum.cc 

Contacts: Sherri Strain, international sales and distribution; David Rimawi, domestic sales, acquisitions; David Michael Latt, development and production 

Biz: Indie production and distribution company, divided into three parts: a U.S. homevideo label, international sales and production 

Product: Completed genre films for worldwide distribution, and scripts for films under $1 million; will not finance outside productions. 

Recent pics: "King of the Ants," "Killers 2," "The Surge" 

In the pipeline: "Croak" 

Advice: Check out our Web site; if what you see there interests you, contact the relevant person via email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Atlantic Streamline

1323A 3rd St. 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 319-9366 
Fax: (310) 319-9235 

Web site: www.atianticstreamline.com

Contacts: Marco Weber, CEO-prexy; Vanessa Coffman, exec VP, development and production; Huber Hagg, VP, biz development 

Biz: Production and development; finances and develops own material; distrib deal with MGM and UA

Product: Original, quality material and innovative talented filmmakers, budgets between $8 million and $15 million 

Recent pics: "Igby Goes Down," "All the Queen's Men" 

In the pipeline: "Black Monday," "Jiggly" 

Advice: We are best approached through representation. We can be contacted by fax with a logline and introduction. If we are interested, we will contact filmmaker directly.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Aura

9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Phone: (310) 278-9991 
Fax: (310) 278-9992 

Email: mail@auraent.com
Web site: www.auraent.com

Contacts: Steve Bickel, prexy/partner, Jeffrey Kramer, partner Brian Stearns, creative affairs 

Biz: Development, production and foreign sales of features and TV Product Projects that combine the unique and innovative, as well as the commercial - with or without attachments 

Recent pics: 'Time for Dancing," 'The Big Empty" 

Advice: Indie film and financing is at a serious crossroads; in order to compete, you must possess originality, creativity, and a clear knowledge of the worldwide marketplace.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bauer Martinez

801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 607 
Largo, FL 33770 

Phone: (727) 852-9939 
Fax: (727) 852-9709

Email: bmstudios1@aol.com
Web site: www.bauermartinezstudios.com

Contacts: Philippe Martinez, chairmanCEO; Karinne Martinez, chief operating officer/chief financial officer 

Biz: Distribution and production, specializing in European co-prods 

Product: High-profile, quality projects with strong theatrical potential; budgets ranging from $10 million-30 million 

Recent pics: "Out of Season," "Citizen Verdict," "The Piano Player" 

In the pipeline: "It Waits," "Modigliani," "Digital Jesus"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bavaria 

A division of Bavaria Media 

GmbH Bavariafilmplatz 8 82031 
Geiselgasteig, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0) 89-6499-2686 
Fax: +49 (0) 89-6499-3720 

Email: bavaria.international@bavada-film.de

Web site: www.bavaria-filminternational.de

Contacts: Michael Weber, Thorsten Schaumann, Brigitte Suarez 

Biz: Distributor of German and European co-productions 

Recent pics: "The Man Without a Past," "Nowhere in Africa," "Goodbye Lenin!" 

In the pipeline: "Nightsongs"; "The Miracle of Bern"; "Jagged Harmonies"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

BBC Films 

1 Mortimer St. 
London, W1T 3JA 

Phone: +44 (0) 207-765-0251 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-765-0278 

Contacts: David Thompson, head of BBC Films; Tracey Scoffield, head of development/executive producer-, Jane Wright, head of rights and commercial affairs 

Biz: Developing, co-producing, selling and funding features for theatrical release and TV transmission 

Product: Quality British film; mixed budgets and genres; all budget ranges using new talent and established directors 

Recent pics: "Dirty Pretty Things," "I Capture the Castle," "In This World" 

In the pipeline: "Code 46," "Sylvia," "The Mother" 

Advice: Send hard-copy scripts, treatments or proposals to the above address.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Beech Hill

443 Greenwich St., 5th Floor 
N.Y., NY 10013

Phone: (212) 226-3331 
Fax: (212) 226-2179 

Contacts: Alexa L. Fogel, producer, casting director; Joseph Infantolino, producer, Brendan Mason, director of production 

Biz: Film and TV production

Product: Well written, original stories 

Recent pics: "Our Song," "The Wire "Oz"

In the pipeline: "A Hole in One," "Face," "Annika"

Advice: Be able to articulate a clear vision.

Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Beta

Robert Buerkle Str. 3
Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 89-956-2719 
Fax: +49 (0) 89-956-2703

Email: beta@betacinema.com 
Web site: www.betacinema.com and  www.betaflim.com

Contacts: Andreas Rothbauer, theatrical sales & acquisitions; Robert Czajkows acquisitions & co-productions

Biz: Boutique sales operation for indie features

Product: German and English-language feature films including European co-prods, $3.5 million-$11.5 million

Recent pics: "The Tunnel," "Manitou's Shoe," "Soloalbum" 

In the pipeline: "Ghetto Berlin Blues," "Love in Thoughts"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Blow up

44 Hudson St. 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 587-8800 
Fax: (212) 587-1950

Email: bu@opencityfilms.com

Contacts: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicent, coprexys; Tory Tunnell, head of development 

Biz: Production, private equity, pre-sales 

Product: Digital films; pics that push boundaries aesthetically, socially or politically; budgets $2 million and below 

Recent pics: "Lovely and Amazing," "Never Get Outta the Boat' 

In the pipeline: "Jihad" 

Advice: Fax us with a synopsis of your film and a brief bio.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Blue Rider

1600 Rosecrans Ave., Bldg. 6B, 3rd Floor 
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 

Phone: (310) 727-3303 
Fax: (310) 727-3334 

Email: brofficeasst@cs.com
Web site: www.blueriderpictures.com 

Contacts: Jeff Geoff ray, chief financial officer; Walter Josten, CEO 

Biz: Bridge financing and producing services

Product: Projects from good filmmakers with compelling stories in all budget ranges 

Recent pics: "Around the World in 80 Days," "Behind the Red Door," "Eloise" 

In the pipeline: 'The Conspirator," "Ghost Town," "Jaco" 

Advice: Approach us via the Web site, or if you know us, call anytime.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Blue Star

58 Baldry Gardens
London, SW16 3DJ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 208-765-0333 
Fax: +44 (0) 208-765-0555 

Email: office@bluestarmovies.com 
Web site: www.bluestarmovies.com

Contacts: Pete Maggi, managing director; Pietro Dioni, associate; Federico Do Montis, associate producer 

Biz: Joint-venture partner of Britain's Spice Factory; jointly manages $80 million Movision Equity Fund; has $80 million coproduction deal with Italy's Lux Video; budgets $5 million-$25 million 

Recent pics: "Piazza of the Five Moons," "Evilenko," "Mother Theresa" 

In the works: "Nero," "Simple Prayers," "Caravaggio" 

Advice: Please contact us by email to our personal email addresses.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bulbeck y Mas/Altair

c/Quinones 2 
Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 (0) 91-594-7212
Fax: +34 (0) 91-445-7212

Email: gillian@bulbeckymas.com 

Contacts: Gillian Bulbeck, Richard Podesta, Fernando Sokolewicz 

Biz: Madrid- and Buenos Aires-based international sales house and production company 

Product: Genre films, $1 million-$2.5 million 

Recent pics: "Hoy y manana," "El Septimo arcangel" 

In the pipeline: "El silencio de las sirenas," "El puerto" 

Advice: Contact us via email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bull's Eye

10850 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Phone: (310) 470-7500 

Contacts: Cathy Schulman, Tom Nunan, Mark Curcio, partners 

Biz: Feature production and financing; television production (network and cable)

Product: Low- to midrange-budget pictures in all genres for financing and co-financing; big-budget studio fare for co-financing, development and production 

In the pipeline: "Employee of the Month," "Thumbsucker," 'Tishomingo Blues" 

Advice: We accept represented and solicited material only; submissions can be addressed to Janet Salas, VP, development and production,

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Capitol

23 Queensdale Place 
London, W1 1 4SQ 

Phone: +44 (0) 207-471-6000 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-471-6000 

Email: films@capitolfilms.com

Web site: www.capitolfilms.com 

Contacts: Sharon Harel, Jane Barclay, Nicole Mackey 

Biz: International sales, finance and production 

Product: Independent feature films; budgets $2 million-$20 million 

Recent pics: "Gosford Park," "Spider," "Ghost World" 

In the works: "Five Children and It," "Sylvia , " "The Company" 

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited scripts; please request appointment via email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Carousel

Rue de la Cimenterie, 
1337 Luxembourg 

Phone: +352 (0) 26-424200 
Fax: + 352 (0) 26-424250 / 251 

Email: info@carousel.lu
Web site: www.carousel.lu 

Contacts: Romain Schroeder, Tom Reeve 

Biz: European co-productions, providing equity, gap funding and access to subsidies 

Product: Feature films 

Recent pics: "George and the Dragon"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Catchlight

42163/4 Glencoe Ave.
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 

Phone: (310) 827-3797 
Fax: (310) 827-2533 

Email: rosako@catchlightfilms.com
Web site: www.catchlighffilms.com

Contact: Rick Osako, production manager 

Biz: Film and documentary production; subdivision produces commercials and musicvideos 

Product: All budget ranges, legitimate films 

Recent pics: "Amy's Orgasm," "Break a Leg," "Red White and Buddha" 

In the pipeline: "Black Tulip" 

Advice: Please download the submission form off the Web site and submit via fax or email with a synopsis and request.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cattleya

Via della Frezza 59, 
00186 Rome, Italy

Phone: +(39) 0636-7201
Fax: +(39) 0636-7205-0 

Email: info@cattleya.it
Web site: www.cattleya.it

Contacts: Riccardo Tozzi, proxy; Giovanni Stabilini, CEO; Marco Chimenz, veep 

Biz: Production of feature films 

Product: European co-productions, $5 million to $20 million 

Recent pics: "I'm Not Scared," "El Alamein A Journey Called Love" 

In the pipeline: "Caterina in the Big City," "Don't Move," "Eyes of Crysta" 

Advice: Send a one-page synopsis.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cavu

630 Ninth Ave., Suite 411 
New York, NY 10036 

Phone: (212) 246-6300 
Fax:- (212) 246-6086 

Email: submissions@cavupictures.com
Web site: www.cavupictures.com 

Contacts: Michael Sergio, proxy; Isil Bagdadi, proxy of production and acquisitions 

Biz: Film production, acquisition, theatrical distribution and equity finance 

Product: Quality scripts that can be made for under $5 million; completed films that have unique marketing hooks and film festival exposure for theatrical distribution 

Recent pics: 'The Holy Land," "Under the Hellgate Bridge" 

In the pipeline: "West Bank Brooklyn," "Baby Blue," "Bottom of the Ninth" 

Advice: Submit a one-page treatment (must have some of the financing in place), or synopsis of completed film seeking distribution, via tax or email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cherry Road

8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 106 
Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 650-3100
Fax: (323) 650-5055 

Email: info@cherryroadfilms.com
Web site: www.cherryroadfilms.com

Contacts: Bo Hyde, CEO; Kathleen Haase, production prexy; Kendall Morgan, production executive 

Provides: Financing and production of commercial films 

Seeks: Youth-oriented and thought-provoking films, $5 million-$35 million 

Recent pics: "Eulogy" 

In the pipeline: Untitled Andrew Gurland/Huck Botko project; "Dough Boys," "Jimmy the Dragon" 

Advice: Email your pitch, send us your scripts, show us your shorts - we are always looking for good stories and smart talent.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Cine b

c/o Pathe
10 rue Lincoln 75008 
Paris, France 

Phone: +33 (1) 4076-9120 Fax: +33 (1) 4359-1382

Email: cinema@magic.fr

Contact: Philippe Carcassonne 

Biz: Producing features (mostly French) 

Product: Quality entertainment, $2 million$20 million 

Recent pics: "Read My Lips," "How I Killed My Father," "The Man on the Train" 

Advice: Who needs a cheese-eating surrender monkey anyway?

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cinema Libre

8328 DeSoto Ave. 
Canoga Park, CA 91304

Phone: (818) 349-8822 
Fax: (818) 349-9922 

Email: ph.diaz@cinemalibrestudio.com
Web site: www.cinemalibrestudio.com 

Contacts: Philippe Diaz, producer; Philippe Lenglet, international sales; Kindra Ruocco, studio operations 

Biz: Production and distribution 

Product: Quality indie films for international audiences with budgets between $1 million and $5 million 

Recent pics: "Heavy Metal 2000," "Somewhere in Africa," "St. Patrick's Day" 

In the pipeline: "Mundo Mata," "Sleeping on Stones," "Soldier Child" 

Advice: The door is open. Send us an email or mail us your project.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cinemavault

434 Queen St. East 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5A 1T5 

Phone: (416) 363-6060 
Fax: (416) 363-2305 

Email: admin@cinemavault.com

Web site: www.cinemavault.com 

Contacts: Nick Stiliadis, CEO; Irene Loewy, senior VP, acquisitions and marketing; Steve Arroyave, VP production 

Biz: International sales entity, handling more than 100 titles 

Product: Arthouse and genre; any budget 

Recent pics: "The Limit" 

In the pipeline: "Peaches," "Human Touch," "Missing Tom" 

Advice: Email us a one-page synopsis.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, September 18, 2003SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

CineTel

8255 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 654-4000 
Fax: (323) 650-6400 

Email: brubenstein@cinetelfilms.com 

Contacts: Lisa Hansen, prexy of production; Marcy Rubin, VP, international sales; Neil Elman, VP, creative affairs 

Biz: Distribution, production, acquisition and financing of features 

Product: Character-driven scripts with commercial appeal; budget range of $2 million to $20 million; looking to discover Canadian and European writers and directors 

Recent pics: "A Rumor of Angels," "Scorcher," "Momentum" 

In the pipeline: "Story of My Life," "Snakehead Terror Gargoyles" 

Advice: Please email a brief bio, your representative contact in formation and one-liner.

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Claussen + Woebke 

Herzog-Wilhelm Str. 27 
80331 Munich, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0) 89-231 -1010 
Fax: +49 (0) 89-263385

Email: zentrale@cwfilm.com
Web site: www.claussen-woebke.de 
Contacts: Jacob Claussen, Thomas Woebke 

Biz: Feature film production, $3 millionplus 

Recent pics: "Anatomy," "Distant Lights" 

In the pipeline: "Summerstorm," "Krabat" 

Advice: Send email to zentrale@cwfilm.com

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Conspiracao

Praia de Botafogo, 228/18 andar 
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22250-040 Brazil 

Phone: +(55) 21-3237-1000 
Fax: +(55) 21-3237-1094 

Email: panda@conspira.com.br
Web site: www.conspira.com.br

Contacts: Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Pedro Buarque, Andrucha Waddington 

Biz: Producer of features, commercials and documentaries.

Product: $300,000-$3.5 million 

Recent pics: "The Man of the Year," "Surf Adventures" 

In the pipeline: "Casseta & Planeta Go to the Oscar," "Me House of Sand" 

Advice: Email us.

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Constantin

Kaiserstr.39, 
80801 Munich, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0) 89-38609-0 
Fax: +49 (0) 89-3860-9242 

Email: post@constantin-film.de
Web site: www.constantinfilm.de 

Contacts: Fred Kogel, member of the board, license-trade/CEO; Martin Moszkowicz, member of the board, production/chief operations officer; Thomas Peter Friedl, member of the board, distribution & marketing 

Biz: Germany's leading independent film production and distribution company 

Product: German- and English-language feature films 

Recent pics: "Resident Evil," "Bibi Blocksberg," "Nowhere in Africa"

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Content Intl. 

14/15 D'Arblay St.
London, W1 F 8DZ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-851-9170 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-851-9171 

Email: judith@contentinternational.com or harry@contentinternational.com 

Contacts: Jamie Carmichael, managing director; Judith Baugin, marketing manager; Harry White, sales executive 

Biz: Sales, finance and production outfit and international sales arm of ContentFilm 

Product: High-quality commercial features up to $20 million 

Recent pics: "The Cooler," "Beautiful Country," "Love Object" 

In the pipeline: "The Undertow," "Wicked Prayer' 

Advice: No treatments please; we are happy to read scripts with or without cast or financial attachments. We are specifically looking for director-led material.

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Cosgrove/Meurer

4303 W. Verdugo Ave. 
Burbank, CA 91505 

Phone: (818) 843-5600 
Fax: (818) 843-8585

Email: jol@cmpinc.tv 

Contacts: John Cosgrove, CEO; Terry Meurer, prexy; Jo Levi, VP, feature development 

Biz: Selective equity participation in feature films; development financing available for independent and studio projects 

Product: Sophisticated, intelligent fare; for production, budgets under $5 million; for development, all levels

Recent pics: "Ball in the House" 

In the pipeline: "All About Me," "Goodnight, Irene," "Reunion"

Advice: Fax cover letter including any elements and synopsis to Jo Levi.

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Crystal Sky

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 843-0223 
Fax: (310) 553-9895 

Email: sales@crystal-sky.com

Contacts: Steven Paul, prexy and CEO; Joseph Inga, senior VP, finance; Patrick Ewald, exec VP, development and production 

Biz: Development, production, finance, international distribution, visual effects and talent management 

Product: Action/adventure, action/thriller and family/adventure films, $25 million$85 million 

Recent pics: "Superbabies: Baby Geniuses 2," "The Karate Dog" 

In the pipeline: "Ghostrider," "Tekken," "Deathlok" 

Advice: Email us.

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Curb

3907 W. Alameda Ave. 
Burbank, CA 91505 

Phone: (818) 843-8580 
Fax: (818) 566-1719

Email: curbfilm@earthlink.net 
Web site: www.curbentertainment.com 

Contacts: Carole Curb, prexy; Wendy Reeds, executive director/head of sales; Glen Reynolds, director, head of acquisitions and biz affairs 

Biz: Specializes in international feature film production and distribution; offers a variety of financing arrangements available through private equity and other sources 

Product: Actioners, thrillers and suspensers that can be produced on an indie budget

Recent pics: "Merci Docteur Rey," "Tough Luck," "Nightstalker"

In the pipeline: Untitled Hawaii Project 

Advice: We love engaging characters in a solid story that keep us on the edge of our seat.

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