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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2003, M-P)


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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.")
 

 

M6

89-91 avenue Charles-de-Gaulle 
Neuilly-sur-Seine Cedex 92575, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4192-6231 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4192-6249 
Web site: www.cine6.fr

Contacts: Edouard de Vesinne, manager; Lionel Amant, deputy manager 

Biz: Movie production arm of French broadcaster M6

Recent pics: "Who Killed Bambi?," "Sole Sisters," "The Cost of Living" 

In the pipeline: "Asterix and the Vikings"

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

Mac 

1640 S. Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 218
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Phone: (310) 445-0643 
Fax: (310) 996-1892
Email: carl@macreleasing.com

Contacts: Carl Hampe, head of acquisitions; Craig Baumgarten, Mike Marcus, partners 

Biz: Co-productions and theatrical distribution 

Product: To get involved with projects, in all genres, early for print and ad commitments. 

Recent pics: "Washington Heights" 

In the pipeline: "Prey for Rock and Roll," "Dirt" 

Advice: Looking for projects with key attachments; we also want to hear about any films in production, post or completion. We do not review unsolicited scripts.

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

Magic Light

Pinewood Studios, Pinewood Road, Iver,
Buckinghamshire, SLO ONH, U.K.

Phone:+44 (0) 175-365-2778 
Fax: +44 (0) 175-365-5043 
Email: emma@magiclightpictures.com 

Contacts: Martin Pope, Michael Rose 

Biz: Production, development and financing features for a worldwide audience 

Product: Live-action, animation 

Recent pics: "The Heart of Me," "Lawless Heart" 

In the pipeline: "The Touch of Pink," "Wild Thing," "Marshall" 

Advice: Contact the main email address with project ideas.

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

Maia

9 rue Rene Boulanger 
75 010 Paris, France

Phone: + 33 (0) 1-5372-8400 
Fax: + 33 (0) 1-5372-8401
Email: maiafilms@maiafilms.com 

Contacts: Gilles Sandoz, Pierre Benque, producers 

Biz: Feature film production and documentaries 

Recent pics: "Etre et avoir," "Le pays du chien qui chante," "Au plus pres du paradis" 

In the pipeline: "Wild Side," "France Boutique," "Paratonnerre"

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

Mainline 

1801 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 1035 
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 286-1001 
Fax: (310) 286-0530 
Email: info@mainlinereleasing.com
Web site: www.mainlinereleasing.com 

Contacts: Marc Greenberg, Rich Goldberg, prexys; Joseph Dickstein, VP acquisitions 

Biz: International sales representation, completion funds available, co-productions, matching funds 

Product: Action, family, horror, sci-fi 

Recent pics: "Jack the Dog," "Simple Revenge," "Choosing Matthias" 

In the pipeline: "Bike Squad" 

Advice: Come to us with completed funds or film project that has some financing and cast attached.

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

Maipo

Box 275 
N-1358 JAR, Norway

Phone: +47 (0) 6752-5190 
Fax: +47 (0) 6752-5196 
Email: maipo@maipo.no
Web site: www.maipo.no 

Contacts: Synnove Horsdal, producer/general manager; Dag Alveberg, producer 

Biz: Producer of feature films in Norway 

Recent pics: "Elling," "Jonny Vang" 

In the pipeline: "Mum's Elling," "Just Bea" 

Advice: Best contact is by email. Check out our Web site for more info.

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

Marina Movie Partners, Ltd. 

Phone: 310.968.2032
Fax: 310. 823.7811

Email: mmp@fondspartner.net
Web site: http://www.fondspartner.net

Contact: Christian Peschken, General Manager / Timothy McGrath, Producer

Types of business: Motion Picture and P&A Financing

Type of finance:  European Investor equity, German 'Medien Fonds' equity, Credit facilities 

Types of projects sought: High budget, star power driven. Projects that already have gained interest by a major studio / distributor. We provide production and P&A equity co-financing or full financing in the $50M - $150M area. 

Genre: Action, Adventure, Family friendly. We are not interested in scripts, concepts or ideas.

Advice: Do your homework (paperwork) before approaching us.  

Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   Jim Tessier, submission received August 9, 2004

MDP 

1875 Century Park E., Suite 2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 226-8300
Fax: (310) 226-8350 
Email: info@mdpworldwide.com
Web site: www.mdpworldwide.com 

Contacts: Mark Damon, chairman-CEO; Stewart Hall, producer and board member; Richard Kiratsoulis, prexy and chief operating officer 

Biz: A film entertainment company engaged in the financing, development, production and worldwide distribution of features in all media 

Product: All genres, ranging from $5 million-$50 million 

Recent pics: "Monster," "11:14,"  "The I Inside" 

In the pipeline: "The Upside of Anger," "Havoc," "10 Again"

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

Media Vision

290 Taylor Blvd.
Sequim, WA 98382

Phone: (360) 681-6102
Fax: (360) 681-6103
Email: lqent@aol.com
Web site: www.mvir.com 

Contacts: John Rodsett, principal 

Biz: Sales agent Product: Low-budget family and horror 

Recent pics: "Trojan Warrior," "Quigley" 

In the pipeline: "Society 2," "Love Is Hell" 

Advice: Come with more than just a script, namely money attached, good director and/or actor of note.

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

Medusa

Via Aurelia Antica, 422-424 
00165 Rome, Italy 

Phone: +39 (0) 663-901 
Fax: +39 (0) 6639-0450 
Email: infofilm@medusa.it 
Web site: www.medusa.it 

Contacts: Mario Spedaletti, Paolo Pozzi, Claudio Trionfera 

Biz: Italian mini-major 

Recent pics: "Ricordati di me," "Prendimi I'anima" 

In the pipeline: "The Dreamers," "Non ti muovere"

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

Memfis

Upplandsgatan 35 
S-1 13 28 Stockholm, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 833-5576 
Fax: +46 (0) 830-9934
Email: memfis@memfis.se 

Contacts: Lars Jonsson, Anna Anthony 

Biz: Feature film production 

Recent pics: "Lilya 4-Ever," "Kops" 

In the pipeline: Upcoming feature films from Josef Fares and Lukas Moodysson 

Advice: Send us tapes of your previous films.

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

Michael London Prods. 

1041 N. Formosa Ave.
Santa Monica E. Bldg., Suite 205 
West Hollywood, CA 90046

Phone: (323) 850-3530 
Fax: (323) 850-3539
Email: michaellondon@earthlink.net 

Contacts: Christina Sibul, director of development; Khristina Kravas, executive assistant 

Biz: Filmmaker-oriented material with a personal voice in any genre and at any budget level, generally under $25 million 

Product: Developing, packaging and securing financing for feature films; particular interested in new filmmakers and offbeat material 

Recent pics: "Thirteen," "House of Sand and Fog" 

In the pipeline: "Sideways," "Fortune's Fools," "Your Word Against Mine" 

Advice: Submit unique material that will attract established actors and/or talented directors.

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

Minerva

Via Domenico Cimarosa, 18 
00198 Rome, Italy

Phone: +39 (0) 6854-3284
Fax: +39 (0) 6858-8105
Email: minerva@minervapictures.com
Web site: www.minervapictures.com and www.rarovideo.com 

Contacts: Gianluca Curb, prexy; Cristina Cassano, intl. veepee, Sara Polese, intl. exec 

Biz: International distribution and production 

Product: Wide variety of films, $1.15 million to $14 million 

Recent pics: 'The Bankers of God"

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

Miramax

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: Rick Sands, CEO; Meryl Poster, Bob Osher, co-prexys of production 

Biz: All genres, all budgets 

Recent pics: "Chicago," "Frida," "City of God" 

In the pipeline: "Shall We Dance," "The Aviator Unfinished Life"

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

Mission 

23 Golden Square
London, W1 F 9JP, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-734-6303 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-734-6202 
Email: info@missionpictures.net 

Contacts: Andrew Hauptman, producer/chairman; Graham Broadbent, Peter Czernin, producers 

Biz: U.K.-L.A. independent feature production company; three-year slate funding development deal from the Film Council and own independent funding 

Product: Diverse slate of projects, including larger-budget films; aims at North American and international markets 

Recent pics: "Thunderpants," "Gladiatresses" 

In the pipeline: "Millions," "Piccadilly Jim," "Romantic Comedy About Divorce" 

Advice: Please send a letter or email to either Broadbent or Czemin.

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

MK2 

55 rue Traversiere 
75012 Paris, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4467-3055 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4307-2963 
Email: sales@mk2.com
Web site: www.mk2-mtalogue.com 

Contacts: Marin Karmitz, chairman; Philippe Aigle, managing director; OlivierRene Veillon, VP intl. 

Biz: One of the leading independent film companies in France, involved in production, distribution, sales; extensive classics library 

Product: Arthouse films 

Recent pics: "The Flower of Evil," "The Rain Children," "Ten" 

In the pipeline: "Opomoz," "Woman Is the Future of Man"

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

Miravista

Antonio Malaver 550 
(1638), Vicente Lopez 
Buenos Aires, Argentina 

Phone: +5411-5777-7090 
Fax: +5411-4814-8585 
Email: info@miravistafilms.com
Website: www.miravistafilms.com 

Contacts: Fernando Lagier 

Biz: Develops projects in Latin America; co-produces and financially supports films of all types, for cinema or TV. 

Product: Films of all genres. 

Recent pics: "Ladies Night," "0 caminho das nuvens" 

In the pipeline: "A dona da historia" 

Advice: We have the flexibility to participate in a project in any stage, from the development of the script to the postproduction process. We would like to receive, as basic information, a synopsis of the project, the complete script and the information available on the financial structure and other co-producers.

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

Moonstone

P.O. Box 7400
Studio City, CA 91614-7400 

Phone: (818) 985-3003 
Fax: (818) 985-3009 

Contacts: Ernst "Etchie" Stroh, CEO; Yael Stroh, prexy 

Biz: Distribution, production and financing, co-productions, pre-sales, gap financing 

Product: $5 million-$20 million quality titles 

Recent pics: "Hotel," 'Together" 

In the pipeline: "The Promise," "In the Company of Heroes" 

Advice: Good script, good director.

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

Morgan Creek

4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 76 
Burbank, CA 91522 

Phone: (818) 954-4800 
Fax: (818) 954-8411 
Email: gmielcarz@morgancreek.com
Web site: www.morgancreek.com 

Contacts: James G. Robinson, CEO; Guy McElwaine, prexy; Howard Kaplan, chief financial officer

Biz: Feature film production and distribution 

Product: All genres that appeal to a wide audience 

Recent pics: "Juwanna Mann," "American Outlaws," "The In Crowd" 

In the pipeline: "Exorcist: The Beginning" 

Advice: Send an email and we will forward ideas and/or requests to the appropriate department.

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

Mostow/Lieberman

100 Universal City Plaza
Bungalow 4111 
Universal City, CA 91608 

Phone: (818) 777-4444 
Fax: (818) 866-1328 

Contacts: Jonathan Mostow, Hal Lieberman, partners 

Biz: Specializes in feature film and TV production 

Product: All genres, budgets $15 million and up 

Recent pics: "T3," "Around the World in 80 Days,- "U-571" 

In the pipeline: "Food of the Gods," "Norfolk Quiz Club," "Mexicali" 

Advice: Submit material via established representative.

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

Motion Picture Corp. of America

1401 Ocean Ave., Suite 301 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 319-9500 
Fax: (310) 319-9501
Email: info@mpcafilm.com
Web site: www.mpcatilm.com 

Contacts: Brad Krevoy, chair-CEO; Sigrid Ann Davison, international prexy; Jeff lvers, chief operating officer

Biz: Production, sales, distribution and acquisition company; produces films with budgets from $3 million-$30 million. Company has long-term established relationships with top creative talent as well as major companies around the world, including an output arrangement with MGM in North America. 

Product: Looking to acquire films in pre-production, production or completed for distribution in North America and internationally 

Recent pics: "Blast," "Bookies," "Dracula 3000" 

Advice: Call or email us.

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

Movie-Eye

6/F Isehan Bldg., 8-3-7 
Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 
104-0061, Japan 

Phone: +81-3-5537-0151 
Fax: +81-3-5537-0152 
Email: tadashiki@movie-eye.co.jp
Web site: www.movie-eye.co.jp

Contacts: Kaz Tadashiki, CEO; Taku Ushiyama, chief operating officer 

Biz: Development, packaging, production, distribution and marketing 

Product: All genres and budgets 

Recent pics: "Blue Gate Crossing" 

In the pipeline: "Last Love, First Love" 

Advice: For Asian producers/filmmakers, please contact our Shanghai office.

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

Moviehouse

9 Grafton Mews 
London, WIT 5HZ, U.K. 

Phone: +44 (0) 207-380-3999 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-380-3998 
Email: info@moviehouseent.com
Web site: www.moviehouseent.com 

Contacts: Gary Phillips, managing director/head of sales; Mark Vennis, managing director/head of acquisitions; Claire Battersby, director of marketing & publicity 

Biz: Sales company handling five to six theatrical films annually; can offer advances against world sales 

Product: High-quality independent films; budgets to $15 million 

Recent pics: "The Rage in Placid Lake," "Fear X," "Live Forever" 

In the pipeline: "Blind Flight," "The Illustrated Family Doctor" 

Advice: Have a defined idea of the overall creative and financial package.

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

Muse

4670 Sainte-Catherine St. W., Suite 200 
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1 S5, Canada 

Phone: (514) 866-6873 
Fax: (514) 876-3911 
Email: jprupas@muse.ca
Web site: www.muse.ca 

Contacts: Michael Prupas, prexy; Irene Litinsky, VP production; Jesse Prupas, director of development 

Product: TV miniseries and features, $5 million-$12 million 

Biz: Produces and internationally distributes features, TV movies, series and miniseries; finances international coproductions and joint ventures 

Recent pics: "Ice Bound," "The Many Trials of One Jane Doe" 

In the pipeline: "Answered by Fire," "Colditz" 

Advice: We are interested in compelling and captivating projects that have broad international appeal.

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

My2Centences 

9 Desbrosses, Suite 512 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 966-0602 
Fax: (212) 966-3499 
Email: info@my2c.com
Web site: www.my2c.com 

Contacts: Chris Williams, founder-CEO; Craig Singer, founder 

Biz: A vertically integrated media company that focuses on early-stage film development by crafting screenplays with an inhouse team of writers and forges project-by-project partnerships with production companies providing additional resources, including financing 

Product: Develops most material inhouse, but will accept screenplay submissions on occasion; high-quality, commercially driven screenplays with budgets above $5 million 

Recent pics: "A Good Night to Die," "Dead Dogs Lie" 

In the pipeline: "Kill Charlie," "Laws of Nature," "Dark Ride" 

Advice: The only thing fully in your control is the screenplay, so make sure it is brilliant before contacting us.

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

NANDAR Entertainment Group
 
3610 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Office: 818-848-4801
fax: 818-848-4801
www.nandarentertainment.com

email: mail@nandarentertainment.com

Contact: Nancy Criss (Producer), Darrell Milstead (Producer), Christopher
Atkins (Head of Development), Jim McCullough (VP of Production)

Types of business: Film Production

Type of finance: Private Equity and Pre-sales, Independent Film Financing

Types of projects sought: We seek fresh, well-written projects driven by visionary filmmakers with "A" actors attached or interested, budgets between $3 million and $50 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, best to have known director or actors attached, submit letters of intent with packages.

Projects in the works: "The Forgotten Few" "Mending Fences" "A Night Without Cause" "The Racer's Edge"

Recent releases: "True Legends of the West"

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

Compiled by:   Jim Tessier, submission received Jan. 27, 2003 

National Film Agency 

Praca Pio X, 54/10 andar 
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 20141-040 Brazil 

Phone: +55 (21) 3849-1339 
Fax: +55 (21) 3849-1235 
Email: antonio.silva@ancine.gov.br
Web site: www.ancine.gov.br 

Contacts: Gustavo Dahl, prexy; Augusto Seva, Lia Gomensoro, directors 

Product: Features, docus, shorts, telepics 

Biz: Government agency in charge of boosting the production, distribution and exhibition of local pics 

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

New Generation 

304 N. Edinburgh Ave. 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Phone: (323) 655-7705 
Fax: (323) 655-7706 
Email: ngf@newgenerationfilmsinc.com 
Web site:  newgenerationfilmsinc.com

Contacts: Evgeny Afineevsky, cochair/prexy/producer; Victor Freilich, VP development/producer; Svetlana Anufrieeva, VP production/producer 

Biz: Production and distribution; public source financing and private investors 

Product: Low-budget comedy and drama projects 

Recent Pics: "Crime and Punishment," "The Return From India," "Death Game" 

In the pipeline: "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!" "Booty and the Beast" 

Advice: All new, young and fresh are more than welcome. We are open to new ideas and talented people.

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

Newmarket

202 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Phone: (310) 858-7472 
Fax: (310) 858-7473 

Contacts: William Tyrer, Chris Ball, partners; Aaron Ryder, prexy of production 

Biz: Finance, production and distribution 

Product: Seeks intelligent, sophisticated projects with mainstream crossover potential 

Recent pics: "Whale Rider," "Donnie Darko," "Real Women Have Curves" 

In the pipeline: 'The Prestige," "Gifted" 

Advice: All scripts and production inquiries should be sent to Aaron Ryder in the Los Angeles office; finished films for potential acquisition are handled by Newmarket Films distribution head Bob Berney,

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

New Zealand Film

P.O. Box 11546 
Wellington, New Zealand 

Phone: +64-4-382-7680 
Fax: +64-4-384-9719
Email: marketing@nzfilm.co.nz 
Web site: www.nzfilm.co.nz 

Contacts: Ruth Harley, chief executive; Mladen lvancic, deputy CEO-finance director; Kathleen Drumm, sales and marketing Biz: Development, financing, sales and marketing 

Product: All genres of New Zealand movies with low to midrange budgets 

Recent pics: "Whale Rider," "Rain," "Tongan Ninja" 

In the pipeline: "Perfect Strangers," "The Locals," "For Good" 

Advice: Approach us via our finance director, Mladen lvancic.

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

Nimbus

Filmbyen 20
DK-2650 Hvidovre, Denmark

Phone: +45 (0) 3634-0910
Fax: +45 (0) 3634-0911 
Email: nimbus@nimbustilm.dk 
Web site: www.nimbusfilm.dk

Contacts: Birgitte Hald, managing director; Bo Ehrhardt, executive producer and head of development

Biz: Feature film production and breeding ground for new Scandinavian filmmaking talent

Product: Features and shorts, $150,000-$13 million

Recent pics: "It's All About Love," "Skagerrak"

In the pipeline: "Dear Wendy," "King's Game," "Look Sexy Now"

Advice: The stronger the Danish angle of your project is (storyline and/or package), the likelier we are to listen.

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

NonStop

Dobelnsg. 24
S-1 13 52 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 (0) 8-673-9980 
Fax: +46 (0) B-673-9988
Email: info@nonstopsales.net
Web site: www.nonstopsales.net

Contacts: Michael Werner, sales director; C.G. Anderson, president; Jenny Enqvist, rights manager

Biz: International sales agent with sideline in co-production and finance

Recent pics: "Buddy," "Failing Sky," "Goldfish Memory"

In the pipeline: "Pippi's Father'

Advice: Email info@nonstopsales.net

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

Nordisk Film 

Mosedalvej 14 2500 
Valby, Denmark 

Phone: +45 (0) 3618-8200
Fax: +45 (0) 3646-7208
Email: nordiskfilm@nordiskfilm.com
Web site: www.nordiskfilm.com

Contacts: Kenneth D. Plummer, managing director; Carsten Moeller, chief financial officer; Mikkel Berg, Nordic marketing director

Biz: Scandinavian market leader in film development, production and distribution; provides post-production, lab and broadcast facilities

Recent pics: "I Am Dina," "Move Me"

In the pipeline: "The Olsen Gang Junior"

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Nordisk Intl, Sales 

Halmtorvet 29 
1700 Copenhagen V, Denmark 

Phone: +45 (0) 3326-6880 
Fax: +45 (0) 3326-6889
Email: contact@nordiskfilm.com
Web site: www.sales.nordiskfilm.com 

Contacts: Sanne Arloe, Klaus Rasmussen, Susan Wendt 

Biz: International sales of own productions and other filmmakers

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Nord-Ouest

41 rue de la Tour d'Auvergne 
75009 Paris, France 

Phone: +32 (0) 1-5320-4720 
Fax: +32 (0) 1-5320-4721
Email: contact@nord-ouest.tr
Web site: www.nord-ouest.fr 

Contacts: Christophe Rossignon, producer; Eve Machuel, exec producer 

Biz: Feature film production 

Recent pics: "Girl From Paris," "Irreversible" 

In the pipeline: "Love Me if You Dare," "The Mate," "Merry Christmas"

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Oberon 

Arago 217, 50
08007 Barcelona, Spain 

Phone: +34 (09) 3451-2560 
Fax: + 34 (09) 3451-5140 
Email: oberon@oberoncinematografica.com
Web site: www.oberoncinematografica.com 

Contacts: Antonio Chavarrias, Angels Masclans 

Biz: Film production company 

Product: Feature films and TV movies 

Recent pics: "Volveras," "Aro Tolbukhin in the Mind of a Killer" 

In the pipeline: "Las vidas de Celia," "Dictation"

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Octagon

Ardmore Studio 
Herbert Road 
Bray, Co. Wicklow, Ireland 

Phone: + 353 (0) 1-276-9528 
Fax: + 353 (0) 1-276-9471
Email: octagon@iol.ie 

Contacts: James Flynn, Morgan O'Sullivan, Catherine Tiernan 

Biz: Develops and produces feature films for the international market; line producers to incoming international productions shooting in Ireland; provides access to Section 481 investment under European Co-Production Convention and to sale-and-lease-back investment 

In the pipeline: "Inside I'm Dancing"

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Open City 

44 Hudson St. 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 587-8800
Fax: (212) 587-1950
Email: oc@opencityfilms.com 

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

Biz: Production, private equity, pre-sales 

Product: 35mm films that push the boundaries aesthetically, socially or politically; budgets of $5 million and up

Recent pics: 'The Guys," "Coffee and Cigarettes," 'The Assassination of Richard Nixon" 

In the pipeline: "Awake" 

Advice: Send a fax with a synopsis of your film and bio.

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Orphanage

6725 Sunset Blvd., Suite 220 
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Phone: (323) 469-6700 
Fax: (323) 469-6701
Email: into@theorphanage.com
Web site: www.theorphanage.com 

Contacts: Amy Israel, head of production 

Biz: High-end visual effects services for features, TV and advertising; original digital film and TV production; digital filmmaking technology development and licensing 

Product: Filmmaker-driven projects, all subjects and genre films, especially ones that take advantage of visual f/x; budgets between $5 million and $20 million 

Recent pics: "Ten Tiny Love Stories" 

In the pipeline: "Legion," "Blackwater," "City of Darkness" 

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

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02 Filmes

Rua Heliopolis, 410 
Sao Paulo (SP) 05318-010 Brazil 

Phone: 5511-3644-8040
Fax:5511-3832-4811 
Email: o2filmes@o2filmes.com 
Web site: www.o2filmes.com 

Contacts: Fernando Meirelles, Paulo Morelli, Andrea Barata Ribeiro 

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

Biz: Produce features, commercials and TV series 

Recent pics: "City of God" 

In the pipeline: "Intolerance, the Sequel," "Viva Voz," "Contra Todos" 

Advice: Email or phone Meirelles.

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Ovation

1250 6th St., Suite 200 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 587-3537
Fax: (310) 319-1897 

Contacts: Richard B. Lewis, CEO; Zanne Devine, prexy of production; Corey Ackerman, head of development 

Biz: Independent entertainment development, production and financing; develops mainstream film and television; has received significant private equity funding from Jeff Skoll, co-founder of eBay

Product: Specializes in comedy, drama, action/adventure, fantasy and family-oriented content 

Recent pics: "Eulogy" in the pipeline: "House of D," "The Rising" 

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material. All inquiries should be made through an agent or attorney.

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Pandora/Gaylord

4000 Warner Blvd., Bldg. 148, Suite 200 
Burbank, CA 91522 

Phone: (818) 954-3600 
Fax: (818) 954-7713
Email: ssaskin@pandora-us.co 

Contacts: Hunt Lowry, prexy; Shebnem Askin, exec VP, worldwide sales 

Biz: Production, acquisitions, foreign distribution 

Product: Theatrical movies with $5 million$20 million budgets 

Recent pics: "A Home at the End of the World," "Casa de Los Babys" 

In the pipeline: "Grind," "29 Palms" 

Advice: Filmmakers should approach our company with packaged products.

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Pathe Intl.

10 rue Lincoln
75008 Paris, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4076-9438 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4076-9123
Email: sales@patheinternational.fr
Web site: www.patheinternational.com 

Contacts: Olivier Granier, managing director; Annouchka Lesoeur, head of international sales 

Biz: Development, production, distribution and international sales of feature films 

Product: High-profile, mainstream films with prestigious casts, $8 million-$46 million 

Recent pics: "Asterix & Obelix: Mission Cleopatra," "The Man on the Train," "Amen" 

In the works: "Je reste," "Mauvais esprit," "Pas sur la bouche" 

Advice: Contact Gamier directly as long as properties have a high and international profile.

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Pathe U.K. 

Kent House, Market Place 
London, W1 W 8AR, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-323-5151 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-436-7891
Web site: www.pathe-uk.com 

Contacts: Francois Ivernel, managing director; Cameron McCracken, deputy managing director; Alison Thompson, head of international sales 

Biz: Development, production, distribution and sales of features 

Product: Budgets $10 million to $25 million 

Recent pics: "In the Cut," "Max," "Girl With a Pearl Earring" 

In the pipeline: "The Magic Roundabout," "Bride and Prejudice," "Enduring Love" 

Advice: Approach us with properties that have an international profile whether by virtue of the material, cast or director.

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PBS

1320 Braddock Place 
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: (703) 739-5000
Fax: (703) 739-5295
Email: cjones@pbs.org
Web site: www.pbs.org 

Contacts: Cheryl Jones, senior director of program development and Indie films; Jacoba Atlas, John Wilson, co-chief programming executives 

Biz: Private, nonprofit media enterprise owned and operated by the nation's 349 public TV stations 

Product: Observational documentaries, biographies, American drama, science, history, arts and culture, children's programming, news and public affairs, indiefilm 

Recent pics: "Manor House," "The Forsyte Saga," "Skinwalkers! -An American Mystery! Special" 

In the pipeline: "The Blues," "A Thief of Time - An American Mystery! Special," "Indie Lens" 

Advice: Complete information on how to approach PBS and what types of projects we're looking for is available at www.pbs.org/producers

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Persistent

1801 Century Park W., 6th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 229-0060 
Fax: (310) 229-0064
Email: mail@persistentpictures.com 
Web site: www.persistentpictures.com 

Contacts: Judd Payne, Matthew Rhodes, partners 

Biz: Film and TV production, film finance and literary management; has corporate ties with Samy Boy Entertainment 

Product: Commercial projects in all genres and budget ranges; focused on smaller projects that have attachments, and larger mainstream studio projects in every form 

Recent pics: "Auggie Rose," "Starstruck," "The Alarmist" 

In the pipeline: "An Unfinished Life," "A Different Loyalty," "Home of Phobia" 

Advice: Before you send out a project, know your audience from both a creative and marketing viewpoint.

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Phantom Four

1416 N. La Brea Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 

Phone: (323) 957-9990 
Fax: (323) 957-9995 
Email: info@phantomfour.com
Web site: www.phantomfour.com 

Contacts: David S. Goyer, producer-writer-director; Glynis Lynn, story editor; David Walsh, development assistant 

Biz: Feature film, TV 

Product: Thrillers, sci-fi, action, nongenre with original/dark/intellectual overtones, horror 

In the pipeline: "Blade III," "Mucho Mojo," "Alone" 

Advice: Solicited projects only; interested in innovative, standout concepts and stories.

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Plum

299 W. 12th St.
New York, NY 10014 

Phone: (917) 723-0051 
Fax: (212) 486-2543 
Email: galt@plumpic.com
Website: www.plumpic.com 

Contacts: Galt Niederhoffer, Celine Rattray, Daniela Soto-Taplin 

Biz: Studio and independent films 

Product: Indie and studio films, $3 million-$5 million 

Recent pics: "Prozac Nation" 

In the pipeline: "The Michael Pellegrino Story," "The Baxter," "Lonesome Jim"

Advice: Email us.

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Portman 

21-25 St. Anne's Court
London, W1 F OBJ, U.K.

Phone : +44 (0) 207-494-8024 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-494-8046
Email: sales@portmanfilm.com
Web site: www.portmanfilm.com 

Contacts: Tristan Whalley, head of film/co-managing director; Tim Buxton, comanaging director; Jenifer Landor, acquisitions manager 

Biz: Sales and production company specializing in financing, marketing and international sales; approximately six titles a year; budgets to $10 million 

Product: Material-driven features 

Recent pics: "Bloody Sunday," "Anita & Me, " "Tomorrow La Scala!" 

In the pipeline: "Intermission," "Aka," "A Way of Life" 

Advice: Bring us a distinct project with worldwide audience appeal.

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Potboiler

9 Greek St.
London, W1 D 4DQ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-734-7372 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-287-5228 
Email: info@potboiler.co.uk 

Contacts: Simon Channing Williams, Gail Egan 

Biz: Produces feature films 

Recent pics: "Nicholas Nickleby," "Just One of Those Things" 

In the pipeline: "Man About Dog," "Brothers of the Head," "The Constant Gardner" 

Advice: Please contact by email.

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Producciones Odeon

Francisco Penunuri #6 
Del Carmen Coyoacan 
Mexico, D.F. 04100 

Phone: +5255-5659-7703 or 5554-9491 
Fax: +5255-5659-2659 
Email: odeon@prodigy.net.mx
Web site: www.francisca-movie.com 

Contacts: Eva Lopez-Sanchez 

Biz: Features, docus and TV skeins; experience in co-production 

Product: Small-budget films Recent pics: "Francisca" 

In the pipeline: "La Ciudad de la Esperanza," "Bano de mujeres," "Mexico secreto" 

Advice: Email us

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Promark

3599 Cahuenga Blvd., 3rd Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90068 

Phone: (323) 878-0404 
Fax: (323) 878-0486 
Email: sales@promarkgroup.com 

Contacts: Jon Kramer, prexy; Steve Beswick, David Bixler, VPs, production 

Biz: Production and distribution Product: Latino, urban, kids and sci-fi 

Recent pics: "I Witness," "Dog Gone," "Ocean Ave." 

In the pipeline: "Ghost Monkey," "Home Invasion," "Bling Boyz" 

Advice: Filmmakers could best approach our company with completed scripts in the urban, Latino or Asian-American areas.

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