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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2003, D-F)


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INDUSTRY COMPANIES SEEKING PROJECTS
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Unless specified, all companies have a policy of "no unsolicited material.")
 

 

Davis

2121 Ave. of the Stars, 29th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 551-2266 
Fax: (310) 556-3760

Email: jtodd@jtoddharris.com 

Contacts: J. Todd Harris, prexy; Craig Davis Roth, VP; Corey C. Witte, director of production 

Biz: Seeks commercially oriented indie features under $10 million in budget; prefer a dedicated director with a track record. 

Product: Three to four indie films per year with a combination of equity, subsidy and pre-sales; develop projects and are available for hire on financed projects. 

Recent pics: "Happy Hour," "Burial Society," "Knots" In the pipeline: "The Mermaids Singing," "Yonkers Joe," "Supercross" 

Advice: Pretend you're trying to sell a film to a studio - only on a smaller basis; think marketing.

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

10 Universal City Plaza, Suite 2000 
Universal City, CA 91608 

Phone: (818) 753-2322 
Fax: (818) 753-2321 

Departure Studios & Departure Post 
729 N. Seward St. 
Hollywood, CA 90028 

Phone: (323) 463-3000 

Email: lnfo@departureent.com
Web site: www.departureent.com

Contacts: Damon Martin, co-founder and prexy; Chad Troutwine, co-founder; David Hillary, producer 

Biz: Feature film financing, film production, studio facilities, post-production and recording services 

Product: features in the $5 million-$15 million range; post-production services for all budgets 

Recent Pics: "Norfolk," "This Girl's Life," "I Love Your Work" 

In the Pipeline: "The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things," "Nude With Stratocaster," "Dead Birds" 

Advice: Contact Damon Martin's office directly to discuss co-productions, postproduction and recording studio facilities.

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

El Deseo

Francisco Navacerrada 24 
28028 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 (0) 91-724-8199 
Fax: + 34 (0) 91-724-1351 

Email: eldeseo@eldeseo.es 
Web site: www.eldeseo.es/ www.pedroalmodovar.es 

Contacts: Agustin Almodovar, delegate counselor 

Biz: Feature film and documentary production 

Recent pics: "Talk to Her," "My Life Without Me," "Descongelate!" 

In the pipeline: "Bad Education"

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

Rua Luiz Sergio Person, 169
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22775-043 Brazil 

Phone: +(55) 21-3311-4500 
Fax: +(55) 21-2421-1025
Email: cinema@diler.com.br 
Web site: www.diler.com.br

Contact: Diler Trinidade, prexy 

Product: $300,000-$3.5 million for features

Biz: Produce features and docs 

Recent pics: "Didi," "The Goofy Cupid," "Xuxa and Dwarves I I" 

In the pipeline: "Dom," "Mary, the Mother of God's Son" 

Advice: Email or phone Diler Trinidade.

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

375 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 941-3800 
Fax: (212) 941-3949 

8439 Sunset Blvd. 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 

Phone: (323) 822-4100 
Fax: (323) 822-4216 

Web site: www.miramax.com

Contacts: Brad Weston, Andrew Rona, coprexys of production 

Projects: All budgets 

Recent pics: "Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over,"' "Halloween: Resurrection" 

In the pipeline: "The Brothers Grimm," "Starsky & Hutch," "Mr. 3000"

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

Distant Horizon 

8282 Sunset Blvd., Suite A 
Los Angeles, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 848-4140
Fax: (323) 848-4144 

Email: hyperil.a@distant-horizon.com 
Web site: www.distant-horizon.com

Contacts: Anant Singh, producer; Brian Cox, producer and acquisitions; Tyler Steele, creative affairs and acquisitions 

Biz: Wholly owned subsidiary of South African-based diversified entertainment company Videovision Entertainment; involved in all aspects of the motion picture industry 

Product: A variety of genres including sociopolitical, horror-thriller, romantic comedy and drama; source material can vary from remakes of (foreign) films to scripts, books, articles and true stories. Projects must present a unique approach to storytelling. Budgets range from $200,000 to $10 million.

Recent pics: "Mr. Bones," "The Long Run," "The Dish"

In the pipeline: "Long Walk to Freedom," "Soulmate," "Don't Look Up"

Advice: We are always interested in working with quality filmmakers, writers and directors. Projects with some attachments can help, but most important is having a story worth telling.

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

20 Brooksbank Ave., 2nd Floor 
North Vancouver, B.C. 
V7J 2B8 Canada 

Phone: (604) 904-5615 
Fax: (604) 904-5627 
Email: Irich@direct.ca
Web site: www.muse.ca

Contacts: Lisa Richardson, prexy 

Biz: Produces feature films, TV movies and series; develops and produces proprietary and international co-produced motion pictures; provides production services for non-Canadian companies filming in Canada 

Product: TV movies, series and features from $4 million and up 

Recent pics: "The Stranger Beside Me" 

In the pipeline: "The Butterfly Effect," "The Long Weekend," "Bhangra Cab" 

Advice: We are interested in creative original screenplays, compelling and captivating TV miniseries and feature film projects that have broad, international appeal.

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

9606 Santa Monica Blvd., 3rd Floor 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Phone: (310) 859-6644 
Fax: (310) 859-6650 

Email: mjbarab@aol.com

Contacts: Martin J. Barab, Barry Perelman, partners 

Biz: Partially financed pictures, packaged with stars and/or director; prefer U.K. and Canadian co-production deals 

Product: Film financing, distribution and co-productions; represents producers of finished and unfinished pictures in obtaining financing, distribution, video and TV deals; seeks Mexican-produced pictures 

Recent pics: "The Limit," "The Keeper," "Out of Season" 

In the pipeline: "Easy Rider 2004 Angel on My Shoulder," "Anna Lucasta" 

Advice: Approach us with Canadian content or U.K. qualified pictures, partially financed and with cast or director; also will provide finishing money and bridge financing.

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

8489 W. Third Street, Suite 1038 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Phone: (323) 655-5501 
Fax: (323) 655-5603
Email: dream@dreamentertainment.net
Web site: www.dreamentertainment.net

Contacts: Ehud Bleiberg, CEO; Yitzhak Ginsberg, prexy; Nadine de Barros, VP, acquisitions and sales Biz: Production, co-productions, foreign sales, acquisitions 

Product: Seeks horror, thriller, drama and animation projects with budgets between $1 million and $10 million.

Recent pics: "Monster Man," "Dahmer According to Spencer"

In the pipeline: "Disaster!," "Adam"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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EBS/Los Angeles Iceman

3000 W. Olympic Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Phone: (310) 449-4065 
Fax: (310) 449-4061 
Email: acquisitions@ebsla.com
Web site: www.ebsla.com

Contacts: Richard Cooper, executive producer, co-head of acquisitions; Wayne Wog, exec producer, co-head of acquisitions; Rick Jorda, director-producer Biz: Production and international sales for features and docus 

Product: All genres, $1 million-$10 million 

Recent pics: "The Remnant," "A Conspiracy" 

In the pipeline: "Hit and Run," "Last Take Down" 

Advice: Filmmakers may submit projects for consideration via the Internet.

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

8831 Sunset Blvd., Suite 300 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 

Phone: (310) 652-2893 
Fax: (310) 652-6237 
Email: info@echelonent.com
Web site: www.echelonent.com 

Contacts: Eric Louzil, prexy-co-CEO; Billy Blake, co-CEO: Gloria Morrison, prexy of development/acquisitions 

Biz: Worldwide distribution, P&A funds, matching funds, finishing funds 

Product: All genres, $5 million-$20 million 

Recent pics: "Wisegirls," "Maniacts" 

In the pipeline: "Double Destiny," "Bad Kitty," "Sugar Wars" 

Advice: Attachments only, please.

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

213 Rose Ave., 2nd Floor 
Venice, CA 90291 

Phone: (310) 399-9164 
Fax: (310) 399-9278 
Email: contact@echolakeproductions.com
Web site: www.echolakeproductions.com

Contacts: Doug Mankoff, prexy; Andrew Spaulding, exec VP 

Biz: Film financing on a project-by-project basis: gap and bridge loans, finishing funds, P&A financing Product: Script- and director-d riven; drawn to directors who have distinguished themselves with acclaimed features; especially interested in accomplished international directors who want to work in English. 

Recent pics: "Levity," "Read My Lips," "The Big Empty" 

In the pipeline: "Make Someone Happy," "Salt of the Earth," Untitled Santosh Sivan Project 

Advice: We are not interested in mindless genre films or first-time directors.

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

Potgieterstraat 38
1053 Amsterdam, the Netherlands 

Phone: +31 (0) 20-589-0909 
Fax: +31 (0) 20-589-0901 
Email: info@egmondfilm.nl
Web site: www.egmondfilm.nl

Contacts: Hans de Weers, Hans de Wolf Biz: Development, production, fundraising, equity financing, accessing Dutch tax incentives, international co-production services 

Product: Quality features and international co-productions, up to $15 million 

Recent pics: "Mindhunters," "Oysters at Nam Kee's," "Nynke" 

In the pipeline: "Ali and Nino," "Erik in the Land of Insects," "The Real World" 

Advice: Being one of the most productive and experienced production companies in Northern Europe, we're always open to talented filmmakers, whether veteran or rookie.

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

8530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 420
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

Phone: (310) 659-9411 
Fax: (310) 659-9412 
Email: dwalton@fmlyroom.com
Web site: www.fmlyroom.com

Contacts: Randall Emmett, George Furla, producers and partners; Dal Walton III, VP, development and biz affairs 

Biz: Produce and co-finance motion pictures 

Product: All genres; $5 million-$6 million 

Recent pics: "Narc," "Half Past Dead," "Blind Horizon" 

In the pipeline: "A Love Song for Bobby Long," "Wonderland," "Control" 

Advice: Come to us with your best package. We work fast: If we like it, we're going to get it made.

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

1041 N. Formosa Ave.
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 850-2747 

Contacts: Jim Stern, CEO; Doug Hansen, chief operating officer; Julia Eisenman, production prexy 

Biz: Financing a wide variety of entertainment opportunities, providing bridge financing, P&A funds, acquisition and co-production financing, pay-or-play offers, gap and equity funding, occasionally development or production financing 

Product: Movies of commercial value in all budget ranges 

In the pipeline: "Compleat Female Stage Beauty," "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," "Five Children and It" 

Advice: We accept represented and solicited material only.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Entertainment 7

15030 Ventura Blvd.,Suite 762 
Sherman Oaks, CA 90403 

Phone: (818) 709-9595 
Fax: (818) 709-9597 
Email: ent-sales@ent7.com
Web site: www.ent7.com

Contacts: Emilio Ferrari, consultant; Bill Wilder, head of distribution; Paula Lane, head of co-productions 

Biz: Production, distribution, film financing, post-production 

Product: Co-productions and films with a budget of $3 million-$9 million 

Recent pics: "I Know What You Did Last Winter," "Never Say Never Mind" 

In the pipeline: "White-Out," 'The Edgar Alan Poe Project," "Downtown" 

Advice: Filmmakers can approach our company in various ways, mostly through recommendations from people we already work with.

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

137 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, 
75008 Paris, France

Phone: +33 (0) 1-5383-0303 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5383-0304 

Email: gmelin@europacorp.com
Web site: www.europacorp.com

Contacts: Pierre-Ange Le Pogam, general manager; Gregoire Melin, intl. sales Bit Luc Besson's production company, with international sales and distribution arm 

Product: Commercial features with international appeal; also nurtures young filmmaking talent 

Recent pics: "Fanfan la Tulipe," "Taxi 3" 

In the pipeline: "Danny the Dog," "A Ton Image," "Cheeky" 

Advice: Most active producer in France.

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

Exodus

1201 Electric Ave. 
Venice, CA 90291 

Phone: (310) 392-7778 
Fax: (310) 392-7728 
Email: info@exodusfilmgroup.com
Web site: www.exodusfilmgroup.com

Contacts: John D. Eraklis, prexy; Keith Kjarval, VP finance; Delbert Whetter, VP biz affairs 

Product: Independently finances and produces its own features, performing visual f/x and CGI animation inhouse to create studio-quality features at indie filmsized budgets 

Biz: Family, CGI animation, actioners and comedy with budgets from $10 million to $20 million 

In the pipeline: "Paul Bunyan," "My Life With Three Women" 

Advice: We look at agency-submitted material only. However, we will look at up-and-coming filmmakers and writers under the condition that they have sufficient commercially released prior material by which to gauge performance and talent.

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

99 rue de la Verrerie 
75004 Paris, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-5301-5020 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5301-5049 
Email: ssimonutti@exception-wb.com
Web site: www.wildbunch.biz

Contacts: Alain de la Mata, Vincent Maraval, Juliette Renaud 

Biz: International sales, local distribution and co-production company specializing in radical and innovative features; can provide minimum guarantee payment and coproduction investments 

Product: Provocative, director-driven arthouse films 

Recent pics: "Long Way Home," "City of God" 

In the pipeline: "Purple Butterfly," "Farenheit 9-11 "

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

Mollergaten 28, 0179 Oslo, Norway 

Phone: +47 (0) 2220-7700 
Fax:+47 (0) 2220-7701 
Email: info@exposed.no
Web site: www.exposed.no

Contacts: Bjorn Eivind Aarskog, Ola K. Hunnes 

Biz: Director-driven co-productions with local angle, primarily edgy drama and documentary, $2.5 million-$5 million; finance available 

Recent Pics: "One Love," "All About My Father," "7th Heaven" 

In the pipeline: "Simmer Down" 

Advice: Please write as short an email as possible.

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

16 Rue de I'Ancienne Forge
27120 Fontaine sous Jouy, France

Phone: +33 (0) 2-3226-2539 
Fax: +33 (0) 2-3236-8649 
Email: seguy@f-for-film.com

Contacts: Margarita Seguy, acquisitions and sales manager/producer; Christine Laine, sales assistant; Valerie Anfich, servicing 

Biz: World sales company for arthouse films; production and co-production activities 

Product. Arthouse films, $1.15 million - $5.75 million 

Recent pics: "Brainstorm," "Marion Bridge," "La cruz del sur" 

Advice: Email us with a synopsis and filmography.

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

13 rue Etienne Marcel 
75001 Paris, France

Phone: +33 (0) 1-5534-9808 
Fax: +33 (0) 1 -5534-9810 
Email: contact@fidelite.fr

Contacts: Marc Missionnier, Olivier Delbosc 

Biz: Feature film production 

Recent pics: "Swimming Pool," "8 Femmes," "Malefique" 

In the pipeline: "Janis et John," "Podium," "5 Fois 2"

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

54 avenue du General Leclerc
92513 Boulogne Billancourt Cedex, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4603-6188 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4603-6131
Email: fildebroc@wanadoo.fr

Contacts: Michelle de Broca, PDG; Olivia Baup, assistant 

Biz: Feature film production 

Recent pics: "The Old Man Who Reads Love Stories," "Pour le plaisir" 

In the pipeline: "Un soir au club," "L'intrus," "Murder A Love Story"

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

1316 Third Street Promenade, Suite 105 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 656-8680 
Fax: (310) 656-8683 
Email: Contact@filmbridgeinternational.com
Web site: www.filmbridgeinternational.com

Contacts: Ellen Wander, prexy; Incoronata Inc Pagliuca, head of international sales; Lori Mathison, distribution and production coordinator 

Biz: Worldwide distribution, production and financing of theatrical pics and telefilms 

Product: All genres, $2 million-plus budgets 

Recent pics: "Big Spender" 

In the pipeline: "Dolan's Cadillac," "The Four Saints," "When We Were Modern" 

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material.

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

Portland House 4th Floor, 
4 Great Portland St. 
London, W1W 8QJ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-612-0030 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-612-0031
Email: psegal.tfc@civiliancontent.com

Biz: Produces, finances and (through sister company the Works) handles sales of international feature films, including extensive co-production activity; low-budget, director-driven projects, but also high-end, international-cast films in the $12 million-$18 million range 

Recent pics: "In This World," "Bright Young Things," "Republic of Love" 

Advice: We are looking for a script at an advanced stage of development, usually with a director already attached; submissions for production should go to Jane Wittekind (jwittekind.tfc@civiliancontent.com)

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

6 rue de I'Ecole de Medecine
75006 Paris, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-5310-3399 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-5310-3398 
Web: www.filmsdistribution.com
Email: info@filmsdistribution.com

Contacts: Nicolas Brigaud-Robert and Francois Yon, heads of sales; Didar Domehri, international sales 

Biz: International sales agent with library of about 650 titles; picks up 10-15 features a year including from new directors 

Recent pics: "Love Me If You Dare," "Any Way the Wind Blows," "Feathers in My Head" 

In the pipeline: "They Came Back," "The Other Side of the Street," "Wilde Side"

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

Box 134, 46123 Trollhattan, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 5-2049-0900 
Fax: +46 (0) 5-2049-0901
Email: elin.bogren@filmivast.se
Web site: www.filmivast.se 

Contacts: Tomas Eskilsson, CEO, head of feature films and co-productions; Katarina, Krave, chief financial officer; Elin Bogren, information 

Biz: Swedish production center offering co-production deals and studio facilities 

Product: Feature films and documentaries with international appeal 

Recent pics: "Dogville," "It's All About Love," "Fucking Amal" 

In the pipeline: "Seeking Temporary Wife," "Smala Sussie"

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

Box 27156 102 52 Stockholm, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 8459-7380 
Fax: +46 (0) 8459-7389
Email: filmlance@filmlance.se 
Web site: www.filmlance.se 

Contacts: Boerje Hansson, Lars Blomgren, producers

Biz: Feature film production 

Recent pics: "Elina," "Grabben I graven bredvid"

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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First Look/Overseas 

8000 Sunset Blvd., East Penthouse 
Los Angeles, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 337-1000 
Fax: (323) 337-1037

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

Contacts: Bill Lischak, prexy; Dan Lambert, director of creative affairs 

Biz: Domestic distribution (theatrical and video/DVD) and foreign sales with ability to raise financing and co-production monies 

Product: All budgets, all genres 

Recent pics: "Into the Wilderness," "Boys From County Clare" 

In the pipeline: "Dungeons & Dragons II," "The Water Giant" 

Advice: We're looking for packaged projects with director and cast attached.

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

P.O. Box 6185, Te Aro
Wellington, New Zealand

Phone: +64 (0) 4384-7789 
Fax: +64 (0) 4384-4727
Email: dave@gibson.co.nz
Web site: www.firstsun.co.nz

Contacts: Dave Gibson, prexy; Donna Malane, development executive 

Biz: Feature film production 

Product: Variety of genres from $1 million$10 million 

Recent pics: "The Irrefutable Truth About Demons" 

In the pipeline: "Castle of Lies," "Hell for Breakfast" 

Advice: Email is best.

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

Veemarkt 77-79 
1079 DA Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 20-627-3215
Fax: +31 (0) 20-627-321514/F, 10 
Knutsford Terrace, Tsimshatsui, 
Kowloon, Hong Kong, SAR 

Phone: +(852) 2311-8081 
Fax: +(852) 2311-8023
Web site: www.fortissimofilms.com

Contacts: Esther Bannenberg, head of development (Amsterdam); Wouter Barendrecht, Michael J. Werner, cochairmen (Hong Kong) 

Biz: Specializes in production, presentation, promotion, distribution and financing of unique features for international film, TV and video sales from independent filmmakers 

Product: Director-driven films; budgets $1 million-$7 million 

Recent pics: "In the Mood for Love," "The Tulse Luper Suitcases," "Japanese Story" 

In the pipeline: "2046," "Grimm," "Mysterious Skin" 

Advice: Please email our acquisition people: Ashley Luke (London), Mary Jane Skalski (New York), Esther Banneberg (Amsterdam).

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

8228 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 848-3444
Fax: (323) 822-1547 

Contacts: Elie Samaha, CEO; Tracee Stanley, development prexy; Mimi Steinbauer, international sales & distribution prexy Bit Production and acquisition for domestic; worldwide distribution, sales and marketing

Product: All genres; budgets up to $75 million 

Recent pics: "The In-Laws," "City by the Sea," "Heist" 

In the pipeline: Untitled David Mamet Project, "The Whole Ten Yards," "Sound of Thunder'

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

8954 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035 

Phone: (310) 278-6468 
Fax: (310) 278-7401

Email: shauna@fursffilms.com

Contacts: Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, producers; Shauna Phelan, creative executive Biz: Production and financing for feature films, TV movies and series 

Product: Fresh, well-written projects driven by visionary filmmakers - all genres 

Recent pics: "The Chief Operating Officer," "Owning Mahowny" 

In the pipeline: "The Woods," "The Matador," "Rain Falls" 

Advice: Emailed introduction is preferable.

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