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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2003, Q-Z)


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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.")
 

 

 Radar

10900 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1400 
Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Phone: (310) 208-8525 
Fax: (310) 208-1764 

Contacts: Ted Field, chairman/CEO; Scott Kroopf, prexy and chief operating officer; Erica Huggins, executive veepee of production 

Biz: Develops and co-finances features through its core company, as well as through Platinum Dunes, the company's joint-producing-venture with Michael Bay. All pics receive studio distribution in the U.S., with Focus Features as its exclusive international sales agent. 

Product: Mainstream motion pictures of all kinds with budgets ranging from less than $10 million to more than $100 million. 

Recent pics: "How to Deal," "Le Divorce" 

In the pipeline: "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "The Last Samurai," "The Chronicles of Riddick" 

Advice: We look for films that not only have a clearly targeted audience, but also bring a fresh perspective to that audience.

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

 RAI

Piazza Adriana 12 
00193 Rome, Italy 

Phone: +39-0668-4701 
Fax: +39-0668-7201-5
Web site: www.raicinema.it 

Contacts: Giancarlo Leone, CEO; Carlo Brancaleoni,development 

Biz: Feature production and distribution arm of Italian pubcaster 

Product: Local and international coproductions 

Recent pics: ''II miracolo," "Mathilde," "Bella Martha" 

In the pipeline: "Danny the Dog," "Cantando dietro i paraventi," "Caterina va in citta"

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

Rainstorm

16027 Ventura Blvd., Suite 600
Encino, CA 91436 

Phone: (818) 784-7500 
Fax: (818) 382-3445 
Email: gldaniel@rainstormentertainment.com 
Web site: www.rainstormentertainment.com 

Contacts: Steve G. Kaplan, prexy; Gregg L Daniel, development-producer; Richard Katz, chief operating officer 

Biz: Privately financed development, finance and production company that partners with other capital sources 

Product: Story-driven projects that can be made as independents for $1 million-$4 million, as well as star-driven films budgeted at $10 million-plus 

Recent pics: "The Big Empty," "Terror Tract" 

In the pipeline: "Ginger and Jack," "Juggernaut," "An American Dad" 

Advice: We prefer submission through mainstream agencies and management companies, but we will consider unsolicited material if a release is included; please also include a top sheet with a project summary, attachments and contact info.

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

Random Harvest

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath 
Bucks, SLO ONH, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 175-378-3900
Fax: +44 (0) 175-363-0651 
Email: films@randomharvest.co.uk
Web site: www.randomharvestpictures.com 

Contacts: Alistair MacLean-Clark, managing director; Melvyn Singer, finance director 

Biz: Production and film financing, specializing in tax-driven, incentive-laden investment 

Product: Features for the international market place; budgets $3 million to $20 million 

Recent pics: "Octane," "LD 50" 

In the pipeline: "Bronte," "Play Dead," "Schneider's Second Stage" 

Advice: Send a treatment or synopsis via email.

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

Razor

Legiendamm 40 
D-10969 Berlin, Germany 

Phone: +4903-0614-5865 
Fax: +4903-0612-1863 
Email: info@razor-film.de
Web site: www.razor-film.de 

Contacts: Gerhard Meixner and Roman Paul, co-managing directors 

Biz: Feature films by up-and-coming German directors and international coproductions 

Product: Arthouse with commercial potential; budgets are about $2.9 million on inhouse productions, more on international co-prods 

Recent pics: Company was founded in October 2002. 

In the works: "2 Days," "Bayreuth - Lars von Trier Doing Wagner," "The Lost Element" 

Advice: Be passionate!

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

Rebel Planet

6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 208 
Los Angeles, CA 90038 

Phone: (310) 273-5767 
Fax: 310-273-6102
Email: rebelplanetprods@aol.com 
Web site: www.rebelplanet.com 

Contacts: Robert Townsend, executive producer/prexy; Gloria Gifford, executive producer/VP; Rod Plummer, producer/secretary 

Biz: All features are inhouse; will accept screenplays and project ideas in the $300,000-$500,000 range

Product: Will have developed and produced at least six features for the 2003-04 slate - created and developed solely through Rebel Planet production teams 

In the pipeline: "Cougars," "Playas From the Himalayas," "Hollywood Rainmaker" 

Advice: We welcome filmmakers mailing us the first 10 pages of their scripts with full information regarding contact info and whether or not agents and/or managers are attached.

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

74a Charlotte St.
London, W1T 4QJ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-299-8800 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-299-8840
Email: info@redbusgroup.com
Web site: www.redbusgroup.com 

Contacts: Zygi Kamasa, Simon Franks, Nick Manzi Biz: Leading U.K. independent distrib and producer; releases between eight and 12 films annually 

Product: Mainstream films with wide appeal, particularly horror titles 

Recent pics: "Bend It Like Beckham," "The Mothman Prophecies," "Welcome to Collinwood" 

In the pipeline: "Cabin Fever," "Tooth," "Grand Theft Parsons" 

Advice: We will only accept scripts that have a producer and director attached.

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

1401 Ocean Ave., Suite 300 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 260-3333 
Fax: (310) 260-3343
Web site: www.regententertainment.com

Contacts: Paul Colichman, Stephen R Jarchow, partners; Jeffrey Schenck, chief operating officer 

Biz: Fully finances Indie feature films and television movies; co-produces, cofinances and funds other films for worldwide distribution, including theatrical release in the United States 

Product: All types of films, with budgets ranging from $500,000 to $7 million 

Recent pics: "Burial Society" 

In the pipeline: "A Good Night to Die" 

Advice: While we look at a variety of indie scripts, material that comes in packaged with talent and/or financing takes first priority.

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

34-35 Berwick St. 
London, W1 F 8RP, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0)207-287-5190
Fax: +44 (0) 207-287-5191 
Email: info@renaissance-films.com
Web site: www.renaissance-films.com 

Contacts: Angus Finney, managing director; Claire Taylor, head of international sales; Sophie Janson, head of development & acquisitions 

Biz: Development, financing, acquisition and sale of features for the international marketplace 

Recent pics: "We Don't Live Here Anymore," "The Mother" 

In the pipeline: "Vapor" 

Advice: Contact Sophie Janson.

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

Revere 

450 W. 15th St., Suite 602
New York, NY 10011

Phone: (646) 336-1413 
Fax: (646) 336-1429 

Contacts: Michael Corrente, prexy; Marisa Polvino, head of production; Jonathan Ladd, head of biz affairs 

Biz: Emphasis on feature-length motion picture development and production; finance through private equity sources and through co-production ventures, negative pickups and foreign pre-sales 

Product: Variety of genres, all material-driven; budgets range from $1 million-$10 million, with a possible increase depending on talent attachments 

Recent pics: "The Door in the Floor," "I'll Sleep When I'm Dead," "When Zachary Beaver Came to Town" 

Advice: We are open to submissions from filmmakers through agents and lawyers. In some cases we will look at material that comes through friends and other filmmakers.

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

Revolution

9A Dallington St.
London, EC1V OBQ, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 207-566-0700 
Fax: +44 (0) 207-566-0701
Email: email@revolution-films.com 

Contacts: Andrew Eaton, producer 

Biz: Production Product: Prefer recognized directors; Michael Winterbottom films 

Recent pics: "24 Hour Party People," "Heartlands," "In This World" 

In the works: "Bright Young Things," "Code 46," "Top Spot" 

Advice: Best contact by email.

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

Ridini

c/o Raleigh Studios 
650 N. Bronson Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Phone: (323) 960-8071 
Web site: www.ridiniontertainment.com 

Contacts: Maryann Ridini, prexy 

Biz: Film and TV development and production 

Product: Varying 

Recent pics: "Falling Fire," "Convict 762" 

In the pipeline: "Last Valentine" 

Advice: We are only interested in coproductions with talent and/or funding attachments. Written submissions only through agents and/or attorneys, please.

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

1875 Century Park E., Suite 2140 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 277-0707 
Fax: (310) 286-3254
Web site: www.rko.com 

Biz: Motion picture production 

Product: Any budget, any genre 

Recent pics: "Shade" 

In the pipeline: "The Richest Girl in the World," "The Locked Room," "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" 

Advice: The best way to approach the company is through our story department

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

427 N. Canon Drive, Suite 216
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Phone: (310) 860-1692 
Fax: (310) 860-1693
Email: mail@roadsideattractions.com
Web site: www.roadsideattractions.com 

Contact: Eric D'Arbeloff

Biz: Production and finance of independent films; some co-production and finishing funds also are considered 

Product: $3 million or less 

Recent pics: "Lovely & Amazing" 

In the pipeline: "Madman's Kiss," "Chasing Buffalo," "Penthouse A" 

Advice: Email a synopsis.

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

100 Universal City Plaza 
Bldg, 1320, Suite 1C
Universal City, CA 91608 

Phone: (818) 733-2143 
Fax: (818) 733-1551

Email: max@robertsdavid.com
Web site: www.robertsdavidfilms.com 

Contacts: Lorena David, Mark Roberts, Max Velez 

Biz: Independent film production 

Product: High-concept comedy, thriller, horror, action films, $5 million-$20 million 

Recent pics: "Poor White Trash," "Outta Time," "Extreme Dating" 

In the pipeline: "Strangers With Candy: The Movie," "Danika" 

Advice: Email a synopsis of your project.

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

58 rue Pierre Charron 
75008 Paris, France 

Phone: + 33 (0) 1-5353-5050
Fax: + 33 (0) 1-4289-2693
Email: www.contact@roissyfilms.com
Web site: www.roissyfilms.com 

Contacts: Raphael Berdugo, chairman/CEO; Marie Anne Pujol, head of sales; Joelle Giraud, head of business affairs 

Biz: Sales agent of European movies with library of 500 titles; co-produces two to three features annually 

Product: Director-driven, European arthouse features, $5 million-$15 million 

Recent pics: "The Dog, the General and the Birds," "Choucou" 

In the pipeline: "Eros," "The Abyssinian" 

Advice: Send us an email.

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

1801 Century Park W., 5th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 282-8814
Fax: (310) 282-0299
Web site: www.samyboyentertainment.com 

Contacts: Sam Nazarian, Kevin Riley 

Biz: Production, financing and distribution 

Product: All genres, budgets between $2 million and $5 million 

Recent pics: "Washington Heights," "Prey for Rock and Roll," "Wonderland" 

In the pipeline: "Trespassing," "Home of Phobia," "A Different Loyalty" 

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.
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Scout

119 Braintree St.
Allston, MA 02134 

Phone: (617) 782-7722 
Fax: (617) 782-7799
Email: info@scoutvision.com
Web site: www.scoutvision.com 

Contacts: Dorothy Aufiero, Michael Williams, David Collins, partners 

Biz: Feature film production and development, TV production and development 

Product: Features in the $3 million-$15 million range 

Recent pics: "Session 9" 

Advice: Submit queries to info@scoutvision.com and they well be handled accordingly.

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

10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232 

Phone: (310) 244-4000 
Fax: (310) 244-0194
Web site: www.sonypictures.com 

Contacts: Clint Culpepper, prexy of production; Benedict Carver, senior veep of acquisitions and co-productions; Stacy Kolker Cramer, senior VP of production 

Biz: Screen Gems is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment specializing in fully financed inhouse productions, coproductions and acquisitions 

Product: Films with specific target audiences; $5 million-$30 million range 

Recent pics: "The Medallion," "Underworld," "In the Cut " 

In the pipeline: "The Breakup Handbook," "You Got Served," "Resident Evil 2" 

Advice: We are looking for commercial films with specific target audiences.

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

Senator

Kurfuerstendamm 65
10707 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49-030-8809-1711 
Fax: +49-030-8809-1787
Email: produktion@senator.de 
Web site: www.senator.de 

Contacts: Benjamin Herrmann and Christopher Borgmann, managing directors

Biz: Independent producer/co-producer and distributor of mainstream features 

Product: Mainly German-language films, mainstream, $1.7 million-$8 million 

Recent pics: "Das wunder von Bern," "The Experiment," "It It Don't Fit, Use a Bigger Hammer" 

In the pipeline: "Erbsen auf halb 6," "Teddy schu-der tag wird kommen," "Kleines Arschloch 2" 

Advice: Send scripts and, if available, packages and we'll talk.

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

Serendipity Point

9 Price St. 
Toronto, Ontario 
M4W 1Z1, Canada 

Phone: (416) 960-0300 
Fax: (416) 960-8656 
Email: wsafer@serendipitypoint.com
Web site: www.serendipitypoint.com 

Contacts: Robert Lantos, producer; Mark Musselman, head of biz and legal affairs; Julia Rosenberg, production and development 

Biz: Develop and produce features 

Recent pics: "Ararat" 

In the pipeline: "The Statement," "Being Julia"

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

1875 Century Park E., Suite 600 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 551-2060
Fax: (310) 201-0729 
Email: us@shorelineentertainment.com 
Web site: Shorelineentertainment.com 

Contacts: Morris Ruskin, CEO; Steve Chicorel, executive VP worldwide sales & marketing 

Biz: Domestic and foreign sales; production; tax subsidies, foreign coproductions, gap and equity credit facilities 

Seeks: All genres, from arthouse to creature feature to tentpole 

Recent pics: "Moving Alan," "Moving August," "Real Time" 

In the pipeline: "Judge Dredd," "Dwar" 

Advice: We seek scripts with some element of financing and/or cast, or all genres of finished films.

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

1633 Broadway
New York, NY 10019 

Phone: (212) 708-1600 
Fax: (212) 708-1212 

10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600 
Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Phone: (310) 234-5200 
Fax: (310) 235-5393
Web site: www.sho.com 

Contact: Matthew Duda, exec VP, program acquisitions & planning 

Biz: Premium television network; full or partial financing of films 

Product: Star-driven and press-friendly programs with topical and compelling subject matter 

Recent pics: "Searching for Debra Winger," "Boys of 2nd Street Park," "Maldonado Miracle" 

Advice: We look for smart and sophisticated material that will generate press attention as well as feature (or be able to attract) strong writers, directors and high-profile talent.

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

Silver Lion

701 Santa Monica Blvd. 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 393-9177 
Fax: (310) 458-9372 
Email: slf@silverlionfilms.com
Web site: www.silverlionfilms.com 

Contacts: Lance Hool, prod ucer-director; Conrad Hool, producer; David Zuckerman, director of development 

Biz: Full-service production company; financing sources are equity, funds and bank lines of credit 

Product: Studio-quality action pics and comedies with both domestic and international appeal 

Recent pics: "Man on Fire," "Club Dread," "Crocodile Dundee in L.A." 

In the pipeline: "Tenn/P.I.," "Resolution," "Colter's Hell" 

Advice: We are looking for solid packaged projects with meaningful attachments.

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

4553 Glencoe Ave., #200 
Marina del Rey, CA 90292 

Phone: (310) 314-2000 
Fax: (310) 577-1621
Web site: www.sobini.com 

Contact: Dawn Fang, creative executive 

Biz: Production and development 

Product: All types, any budget range 

Recent pics: "Framed," "The Prince and Me" 

In the pipeline: "Julia Pastrana," "Dark Sister," "Peaceful Warrior" 

Advice: Submit to us via agent or manager.

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

9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 212 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 205-6262 
Fax: (310) 205-6264 

Contacts: Karin Cohen, VP, acquisitions and co-productions; Lee Solomon, Christian Halsey Solomon, partners 

Biz: An international production, financing and foreign sales company with offices in L.A., Gotham and Italy 

Product: Genre movies in the $3 million$30 million range 

Recent pics: "Igby Goes Down," "American Psycho," "Rollerball" 

In the pipeline: "Carlo and Frankie," "The M Word," "Red Riding Hood" 

Advice: We aren't a development company, so the best approach is with a script/project that needs packaging from cast to financial.

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

Box 20145 
16102 Bromma, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 85-552-4812
Fax: +46 (0) 898-3002
Email: zoula@sonetfilm.se
Web site: www.sonetfilm.se 

Biz: Film production and distribution, international co-productions 

In the pipeline: "Rancid," "The Third Wave," "Miss Idilia"

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

8 Tolich Place 
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand 
P.O. Box 104-124 
Lincoln North, Auckland, N.Z. 

Phone: +64-9839-0999 
Fax: +64-9839-0990
Email: drama@spp.co.nz
Web site: www.southpacificpictures.com

Contacts: John Barnett, managing director Andrew Shaw, chief operating officer; Sally Campbell, head of production 

Biz: Produces feature films, telefilms and primetime drama series 

Product: Feature films and telefeatures 

Recent pics: "Whale Rider" 

In the pipeline: "Rosalind Franklin," "The Dark Lady of DNA," "Sione's Wedding" 

Advice: For further Into on studio hire and submissions to our development dept.; see our Web site, for general inquiries, email us.

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

81 the Promenade, Peacehaven 
East Sussex, BN10 8LS, U.K.

Phone: +44 (0) 127-358-5275 
Fax: +44 (0) 127-358-5304
Email: info@spicefactory.co.uk 

Contacts: Michael Cowan, Jason Piette, joint managing directors; Lucy Shuttleworth, head of development 

Biz: Production, financing, domestic and international distribution, international sales and worldwide film funds; produced, co-produced or financed 35 films to date 

Product: Theatrically led commercial films; budget range $10 million-$30 million 

Recent pics: "Head in the Clouds," "A Different Loyalty," "The Bridge of San Luis Rey" 

In the pipeline: "The Last Sign," "Merchant of Venice" 

Advice: We cannot accept unsolicited material.

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

Su matrakade 611 
NL - 1019 PS Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Phone: +31 (0) 20-419-0404 
Fax: +31 (0) 20-419-0505 

137 Barrow St., Suite 5B 
New York, NY 10014 

Phone: (212) 620-7645 
Fax: (212) 620-7651
Email: info@staccatofilms.com
Web site: www.staccatofilms.com 

Contacts: Emjay Rechsteiner (Amsterdam), Karen Jaroneski (New York) 

Biz: Feature film production, international co-productions, line production in Europe and U.S. for U.S. producers

Product: Quality films with a bite, $2 million-$6 million; no horror, sci-fi or action-adventure 

Recent pics: "The Emperor's Wife," "Pauline & Paulette" 

In the pipeline: "Sportsman of the Century" 

Advice: Email us a one-page synopsis.

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

127 Broadway, Suite 200 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 656-2500 
Fax: (310) 656-2510
Email: storment95@aol.com 

Contacts: H. Michael Heuser, prexy-CEO; Asadeh Khanedani, manager, international distribution 

Biz: Indie film finance, production and worldwide distribution company 

Product: The best of each available genre. Budget range: $2 million-$25 million 

Recent pics: "Fast Sofa," "Shiner," "Lava" 

In the pipeline: "Preacher," "Crusade in Jeans," "Johnny Hit and Run Pauline" 

Advice: Submit scripts that have been written with passion and attention to detail; ideally, projects accompanied by strong hands-on producers, with talent relationships. 

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

10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1050 
Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Phone: (310) 234-8970 
Fax: (310) 234-8975 

Contacts: Bob Yari, co-head; Mark Gordon, co-head; Neil Sacker, head of business and legal affairs 

Biz: Film production and financing 

Product: All genres and budget ranges 

In the pipeline: "Laws of Attraction," "Killing Pablo," "Painted Veil" 

Advice: We accept represented and solicited material only.

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

August-Bebel-Strasse 26 - 53 
14482 Potsdam, Germany

Phone: 49 (0) 331-721-3151 
Fax: +49 (0) 331-721-3366 
Email: info@sbmp.biz
Web site: www.sbmp.biz 

Contacts: Thierry Potok, CEO; Henning Molfenter, Udo Happel, production execs 

Biz: Production services including soundstages, production management, crews, costume and equipment support, post-production, special effects, accounts and legal services, financing and subsidy opportunities 

Product: Film and TV productions from $5 million to $100 million-plus 

Recent pics: "The Pianist," "Enemy at the Gates," "Around the World in 80 Days" 

Advice: Email us.

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Studio Hamburg

5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 626 
Los Angeles, CA 90036 

Phone: (323) 525-0023 
Fax: (323) 525-0021 \

Email: ship@studio-hamburg.de
Web silo: www.studio-hamburg.de 

Contacts: Stuart Pollok, head of production, SHIP; Sytze van der Laan, managing director, Studio Hamburg 

Biz: International English-language development, production and financing arm of Studio Hamburg, one of the largest producers of German-language product, with annual production revenues in excess of $170 million 

Product: Plans to executive produce and/or produce approximately 10 features over five years, budgeted at $3.5 million-$17 million 

In the pipeline: "Colour Me Kubrick" 

Advice: Best approached via company email.

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Summit

1630 Stewart St., Suite 120 
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Phone: (310) 309-8400 
Fax: (310) 828-4132
Email: meredith@summit-ent.com 

Contacts: Patrick Wachsberger, prexyCEO; Bob Hayward, chief operating officer; David Garrett, exec VP 

Biz: Film development, financing, production and worldwide distribution; invests own capital in individual films

Product: Finished films for acquisition and distribution as well as projects for inhouse production 

Recent pics: "Dot the I," "Wrong Turn" 

In the pipeline: "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," "The Alibi," "That Place" 

Advice: Submission through agents mostly, but short e-mails describing the project are accepted.

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Svensk

Greta Garbos vag 11-13 
169 86 Stockholm, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 8-680-3500 
Fax: +46 (0) 8-710-4460 
Email: Stefan. klockby@sf.se
Web site: www.stsales.net 

Contacts: Rasmus Ramstad, presidentCEO; Johan Mardell, head of production; Ann-Kristin Westerberg, senior VP and head of intl. division 

Biz: Production of feature films with Swedish, Norwegian, Danish and Finnish angles, all genres; international sales, distribution in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland 

Recent pics: "Paradise The Lord of the Rings" trilogy 

In the pipeline: "Saraband," "Queen of Sheba's Pearls" 

Advice: Get in touch with Mardell, head of production, or Robert Enmark, head of acquisition, by email to Stefan Klockby.

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Tele Munchen

Kaufinger Strasse 24
D-80331 Munich, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0) 89-29093-0 
Fax: +49 (0) 89-29093-109 

Contact: Markus Zimmer, Concorde Filmed Entertainment

Biz: Acquisition, production and coproduction of theatrical feature films 

Product: Studio films, independent product 

Recent pics: "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," "Rosenstrasse"

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TF1

1 quai du Point du Jour 
Boulogne 92656, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4141-1234
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4141-3601 
Web site: www.tf1.fr 
Email: pbinet@tf1.fr 

Contacts: Patrick Binet, Jean-Charles Levy, acquisitions/co-productions 

Biz: Movie arm of French broadcaster with international sales outfit; strong player in French production finance and coproduction 

Recent pics: "Luck," "If I Were a Rich Man," "Welcome to the Rozes" 

In the pipeline: "Spy Bound"

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This is That 

417 Canal St., 4th Floor 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 601-5900 
Fax: (212) 601-5916
Email: info@thisisthatmail.com 

Contacts: Anne Carey, Anthony Bregman, Ted Hope 

Provides: Feature film production 

Biz: All genres, media and budgets 

Recent pics: "American Splendor," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "Door in the Floor" 

In the pipeline: "Thumbsucker, " "Dirty Shame," "Family Planning" 

Advice: Believe that nothing will improve until everything changes.

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Threshold 

1649 11th St. 
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Phone: (310) 452-8899 
Fax: (310) 452-0736
Web site: www.threshold.tv 

Contacts: Larry Kasanoff, chairman-CEO; George Johnsen, chief animation officer; Kristy Scanlan, VP of development 

Biz: Intellectual property management and production company that develops, manages, produces and publishes in all media; Threshold holds licenses to such brands as Mortal Kombat, Duke Nukem, Ninja Scroll, Mr. Clean, Twinkle the Kid and the Sunday Comics 

Product: Most genres, with budgets between $30 million and $80 million 

Recent pics: "Mortal Kombat," "Beowulf" 

In the works: "Foodfight," "Ninja Scroll," "Duke Nukem"

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Tomorrow

16250 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400 
Encino, CA 91436 

Phone: (818) 788-8776 
Fax: (818) 788-8782 
Email: admin@tomorrowfilms.co
Web site: www.tomorrowfilms.com 

Contacts: Yoram Pelman, prexy; Brad Shelton, creative executive; Diane Miller, director of servicing 

Biz: Film financing, production and sales agents 

Recent pics: "The Third Wheel," "Till Human Voices Wake Us," "The Cockettes" 

In the pipeline: "In Darkness," "Judas"

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Trankilo

Box 17176 
104 62 Stockholm, Sweden 

Phone: +46 (0) 8669-5045
Fax: +46 (0) 7063-4230-0
Email: daniel@pippisfather.com
Web site: www.pippisfather.com 

Contact: Daniel Fridell, producer 

Biz: Production of feature films, $500,000 to $15 million 

Recent pics: "The Robbers," "Bloodbrothers" 

In the pipeline: "Pippi's Father," "The Vault," "She Wanted It!" 

Advice: Approach us with great ideas.

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Trigger Street

Web site: www.triggerstreet.com 

Contacts: Dana Brunetti, prexy; Ross Partridge, Sarah Bay Williams, creative directors 

Biz: Develops and packages a variety of media, including feature films and documentaries, theater and TV 

Product: All genres and all budgets; Trigger Street projects come from a script with a certain edge that will appeal to a wide audience. 

Recent pics: "United States of Leland," "Uncle Frank," "America Rebuilds" 

In the pipeline: "Beyond the Sea," "House of Cards," "Mavericks" 

Advice: All unsolicited scripts are accepted only via www.triggerstreet.com

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Troma 

733 Ninth Ave. 
New York, NY 10019 

Phone: (212) 757-4555 
Fax: (212) 399-9885 
Email: films@troma.com 
Web site: www.troma.com 

Contacts: Lloyd Kaufman, prexy/founder; Michael Herz, VP/co-founder; Megan Powers, VP sales Biz: Production, acquisition, distribution 

Product: All genres, all budgets 

Recent pics: "Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV," "Suicide," "All the Love You Cannes" 

In the pipeline: "Tales From the Crapper," "Poultrygeist," "Schlock and Schlockability: The Revenge of Jane Austen" 

Advice: Email or call us.

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Trust

Filmbyen, Avedoere Tvaervej 12 
2650 Hvidovre Copenhagen, Denmark 

Phone: + 45 (0) 3686-8788 
Fax: +45 (0) 3677-4448 
Email: trust@trust-film.dk
Web site: www.trust-film.dk 

Contacts: Annakarin Strom, CEO; Tine Klint, sales & project coordinator; Fusun Eriksen, intl. PR 

Biz: International sales of Scandinavian films and independent productions from around the world, focusing on arthouse and commercial features with artistic touch 

Recent pics: "Dogville," "Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself," "Lilya 4-Ever" 

In the pipeline: "Dear Wendy," "In Your Hands," "Bazo"

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

Barley Mow Center 
10 Barley Mow Passage
Chiswick
London, W4 4PH, U.K.

Phone:+44 (0) 208-994-6477 
Fax:+44 (0) 208-995-0896
Email: films@tubedale.co.uk 

Contacts: Carl Clifton, David Morrissey Biz: Develops and produces feature film; variety of genres, budgets and languages 

Recent pics: "L'Homme du Train" 

In the pipeline: 'The Wild," "Oxygen," "The Carnal Artist" 

Advice: With our commitment to smart, character-driven material, we welcome filmmakers with something to say.

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

24 avenue Charles de Gaulle 
92200 Neuilly sur Seine, France 

Phone: +33 (0) 1-4640-4400 
Fax: +33 (0) 1-4624-3728 
Web site: www.ugc.fr

Contacts: Brigitte Maccioni, Said Ben Said, Yves Marmion 

Biz: Leading European exhibitor and key player in production, distribution and sales 

Product: Feature films 

Recent pics: "Amelie," "Vidoq," "Embrassez qui vous voudrez" 

In the pipeline: "Tais toi," "Blueberry," "The Great Challenge"

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

1350 Ave. of the Americas 
New York, NY 10019 

Phone: (212) 708-0300 
Fax: (212) 708-0465

10250 Constellation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 449-3000 
Fax: (310) 586-8358
Web site: www.unitedartists.com 

Contacts: Bingham Ray, prexy; Sara Rose, senior VP, production and acquisitions; Jack Turner, VP, production and acquisitions 

Biz: Acquires completed films; develops, produces and finances films for distribution worldwide 

Product: Seeks films with strong and original voices; budgets under $10 million preferred 

Recent pics: "24 Hour Party People," "Bowling for Columbine," "Igby Goes Down" 

In the works: "Pieces of April," "Jeepers Creepers 2," "Code 46" 

Advice: Best means for submissions is through an established producer, agent, film rep or lawyer; unsolicited requests should first be made by letter with a short description or project and elements.

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Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas

Praca Nossa Senhora da Gloria, 46 
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22211 -110, Brazil 

Phone: +55 (21) 2556-0810 
Fax: +55 (21) 2285-3865
Email: mauriclo@videofilmes.com.br 

Contacts: Mauricio Ramos, exec director; Walter Salles, Joao Moreira Salles, shareholders 

Biz: Producer of features, short films and docus 

Product: $300,000-$3.5 million features 

Recent pics: "Nelson Freire," "Paulino da Viola," "Behind the Sun"

In the pipeline: Unnamed docu about Brazil's 2002 presidential election 

Advice: Email us.

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Vulcan

505 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 900 
Seattle, WA 98104 

Phone: (206) 342-2277 
Fax: (206) 342-3277
Email: production@vulcan.com 
Web site: www.vulcanproductions.com 

Contacts: Richard Hutton, VP, media development; Michael Caldwell, director, motion picture production 

Biz: Motion picture and documentary production and financing 

Product: Intelligent, thought-provoking, fully developed, packaged motion picture projects with production budgets under $1 million 

Recent pics: "Far From Heaven," "The Safety of Objects" 

Advice: Screenplays must be submitted through established entertainment agents and/or attorneys. Unsolicited materials will not be accepted. Fully developed projects should be packaged with experienced filmmakers and cast. Documentaries are primarily developed internally.

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Whitewater

2232 S. Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

Phone: (310) 575-5800 
Fax: (310) 575-5802
Email: whitewaterfilms@aol.com 

Contacts: Rick Rosenthal, exec producer; Susan Johnson, VP-producer; Ryan Peterson, director of development 

Biz: indie film production 

Product: Budgets are $250,000-$500,000, all genres; interested in making small, personal films and discovering and supporting new and emerging talent 

In the pipeline: "Mean Creek," "Nearing Grace" 

Advice: Filmmakers can reach us by mail, but full releases are required before submissions can be accepted.

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The Works 

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

Phone: +44 (0) 20-7612-1080
Fax: +44 (0) 20-7612-1081
Email: andrew@theworksltd.com 

Contacts: Aline Perry, CEO; Rebecca Kearey, head of marketing & distribution; Andrew Orr, director of acquisitions 

Biz: Sales agents; investors via sister company, the Film Consortium 

Product: International B.O. hits and festival successes 

In the works: "Bright Young Things," "Country of My Skull," "Code 46" 

Advice: Approach Andrew Orr with a packaged script, fully or partially financed.

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Wuste Film 

Schulterblatt 58 
20357 Hamburg, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 40-431-7060 
Fax: +49 (0) 40-430-0012 
Email: wueste@wuestefilm.de 
Web site: www.wuestefilm.de

Contacts: Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, production managers 

Biz: German and English-lingo features with established and new filmmakers, $1 million-$6 million 

Recent pics: "Solino," "Anam Northern Star" 

In the pipeline: "Against the Wall," "Kebab Connection," "Of Sayt" 

Advice: A good pitch, a good treatment .and a better script (by email).

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X Flime Creative Pool 

Bulowstr. 90
10783 Berlin, Germany 

Phone: +49 (0) 30-2308-3311 
Fax: +49 (0) 30-2308-3322 
Email: info@x-filme.de
Web site: www.x-filme.de 

Contacts: Stefan Arndt, Maria Kopf, Manuela Stehr 

Biz: Feature film production Product: German and international feature films, mid to high budgets; international co-productions 

Recent pics: "Goodbye, Lenin!," "Heaven," "I'm the Father" 

In the pipeline: "Learning to Lie," "Love in Thoughts," "Absolute Silence" 

Advice: For project suggestions, please send us scripts via mail. In other cases, please contact via telephone or email.

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Zephyr

33 Percy St.
London, WlT 2LN 

Phone: +44 (0) 20-7255-3555 
Fax: +44 (0) 20-7255-3777 
Email: chris@zephyrfilms.co.uk
Web site: www.zephyrfilms.co.uk 

Contacts: Chris Curling, Phil Robertson 

Biz: Co-production and finance of British qualifying films 

Product: U.K. qualifying theatrical films for the international market; budgets from $5 million to $25 million 

Recent pics: "Mathilde, "Secret Passage" 

In the pipeline: "For Pleasure," "Eric in the Land of the Insects," "Daniel and the Superdogs" 

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material from filmmakers. Only producers with 50% of a film's finance in place should contact us.

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Zero Film 

Lehrter Strasse 57 
10557 Berlin, Germany

Phone: +49 (0) 30-390-6630 
Fax: +49 (0) 30-394-5834 

Email: office@zerofilm.de 
Web site: www.zerofilm.de 

Contacts: Martin Hagemann, features; Thomas Kufus, documentaries 

Biz: Independent feature production, coproduction and line production for international partners filming in Germany, up to $5.8 million 

Recent pics: "Black Box Germany," "Father and Son," "September" 

In the pipeline: "Free Radicals," "Farland," "Pour I'amour du peuple" 

Advice: Visit our Web site or email Martin Hagemann at above.

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