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Phone: (310) 208-8525
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.
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Piazza Adriana 12
00193 Rome, Italy
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"
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16027 Ventura Blvd., Suite 600
Encino, CA 91436
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.
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Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath
Bucks, SLO ONH, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 175-378-3900
Fax: +44 (0) 175-363-0651
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.
D-10969 Berlin, Germany
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!
6472 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 208
Los Angeles, CA 90038
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.
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.
1401 Ocean Ave., Suite 300
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 260-3333
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.
34-35 Berwick St.
London, W1 F 8RP, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0)207-287-5190
Fax: +44 (0) 207-287-5191
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.
450 W. 15th St., Suite 602
Phone: (646) 336-1413
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.
9A Dallington St.
London, EC1V OBQ, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 207-566-0700
Fax: +44 (0) 207-566-0701
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.
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
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.
1875 Century Park E., Suite 2140
Phone: (310) 277-0707
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
427 N. Canon Drive, Suite 216
Contact: Eric D'Arbeloff
Product: $3 million or less
Recent pics: "Lovely & Amazing"
In the pipeline: "Madman's Kiss," "Chasing Buffalo," "Penthouse A"
Advice: Email a synopsis.
100 Universal City Plaza
Bldg, 1320, Suite 1C
Universal City, CA 91608
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.
58 rue Pierre Charron
75008 Paris, France
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.
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.
119 Braintree St.
Allston, MA 02134
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and they well be handled accordingly.
10202 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Phone: (310) 244-4000
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.
10707 Berlin, Germany
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.
9 Price St.
M4W 1Z1, Canada
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"
1875 Century Park E., Suite 600
Phone: (310) 551-2060
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.
New York, NY 10019
Phone: (212) 708-1600
10880 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1600
Phone: (310) 234-5200
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.
701 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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.
4553 Glencoe Ave., #200
Phone: (310) 314-2000
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.
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.
Biz: Film production and distribution, international co-productions
In the pipeline: "Rancid," "The Third Wave," "Miss Idilia"
8 Tolich Place
Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
P.O. Box 104-124
Lincoln North, Auckland, N.Z.
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.
81 the Promenade, Peacehaven
East Sussex, BN10 8LS, U.K.
Phone: +44 (0) 127-358-5275
Fax: +44 (0) 127-358-5304
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.
Su matrakade 611
NL - 1019 PS Amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31 (0) 20-419-0404
137 Barrow St., Suite 5B
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.
127 Broadway, Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Phone: (310) 656-2500
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.
10850 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1050
Phone: (310) 234-8970
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.
August-Bebel-Strasse 26 - 53
14482 Potsdam, Germany
Phone: 49 (0) 331-721-3151
Fax: +49 (0) 331-721-3366
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.
5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 626
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Phone: (323) 525-0023
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.
1630 Stewart St., Suite 120
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Phone: (310) 309-8400
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.
Greta Garbos vag 11-13
169 86 Stockholm, Sweden
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.
Kaufinger Strasse 24
D-80331 Munich, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 89-29093-0
Contact: Markus Zimmer, Concorde Filmed Entertainment
Product: Studio films, independent product
Recent pics: "Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life," "Rosenstrasse"
1 quai du Point du Jour
Boulogne 92656, France
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"
This is That
417 Canal St., 4th Floor
Phone: (212) 601-5900
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.
1649 11th St.
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"
16250 Ventura Blvd., Suite 400
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"
104 62 Stockholm, Sweden
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.
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
733 Ninth Ave.
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.
Filmbyen, Avedoere Tvaervej 12
2650 Hvidovre Copenhagen, Denmark
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"
Barley Mow Center
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.
24 avenue Charles de Gaulle
Phone: +33 (0) 1-4640-4400
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"
1350 Ave. of the Americas
Phone: (212) 708-0300
Phone: (310) 449-3000
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.
Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas
Praca Nossa Senhora da Gloria, 46
Rio de Janeiro (RJ) 22211 -110, Brazil
Phone: +55 (21) 2556-0810
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"
Advice: Email us.
505 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 900
Seattle, WA 98104
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.
2232 S. Cotner Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Phone: (310) 575-5800
Fax: (310) 575-5802
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.
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.
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).
X Flime Creative Pool
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.
33 Percy St.
London, WlT 2LN
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.
Lehrter Strasse 57
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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