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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2004, A-C)


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

 

3am Pictures

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

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

Contact: Kenneth Lee

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

Type of finance: Private Equity and Pre-sales

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

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

Projects in the works: "442nd"

Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   Jim Tessier.  Re-posted January 20, 2005.

Aegis Entertainment Group

7510 Sunset Blvd., Suite 275 
Los Angeles, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 848-7977 
Fax: (323) 848-7989 
Email: Toodiva@sbcglobal.net 

Contacts: Arianna Eisenberg-Ravid, Donald C. Rogers 

Biz: Produces medium to high budget $30 million-$100 million-plus pictures. 

Recent pics: "Shamrock Boy," "Black Jacques," "Raven" 

Advice: We are interested in dramas and action/thrillers, but do not accept unsolicited material unless submitted through agents.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Akin, Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld

2029 Century Park East, Suite 2400 
Los Angeles, CA 90066 

Phone/lax: (310) 229-1000 
Email: jburke@akingump.com
Web site: www.akingump.com 

Contacts: John Burke, Steven Fayne, Marissa J. Roman, Stephen Saltzman, partners 

Biz: Provides legal representation in all aspects of film and television projects, including tax-advantaged financing, subsidies, co-financing and co-production arrangements around the world. 

Recent pics: "Ask the Dust," "Hostage," "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow" 

Advice: Call or email us. Indie producers must have a financing plan in place; we do not shop projects.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Alta Produccion

Cuesta de San Vicente, 4 
28008 Madrid, Spain 

Phone: +34-91-542-2702 
Fax: +34-91-542-8777 
Email: altaproduccion@aftafilms.es 
Web site: www.aftafilms.es 

Contacts: Belen Bemuy, executive producer, Carlo D'Ursi, assistant to executive producer 

Biz: Co-produces films in Europe and Latin America with budgets up to Euros 3.5 million ($4.23 million).

Recent pics: "Rencor," "Triple Agent," "re doy mis ojos" (Take My Eyes)

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Amaze Film & Television

16 Pardee Ave., Suite 103 
Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3H5 Canada 

Phone: (416) 588-7839 
Fax: (416) 588-7276 
Email: info@amazefilm.tv 
Web site: www.amazefilm.tv 

Contacts: Michael Souther, Teza Lawrence, producers; Kirsta Teague, development executive 

Biz: Produces commercially driven stories for film and TV in a variety of budget ranges. Company seeks co-productions and can access Canuck tax and investment incentives. 

Recent pics: "Saint Ralph," "Patti" 

Advice: Email us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

American World Pictures

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

Phone: (818) 715-1480 
Fax: (818) 714-1081 
Email: info@americanworldpictures.com 
Web she: www.americanwoddpictures.com 

Contacts: Mark L. Lester, prexy; Dana Dubovsky, prexy of production; Terese Linden Kohn, executive VP of distribution 

Biz: AWPs acquired pictures include a broad range of genres and styles. 

Recent pics: 'The 24th Day," "The Picture of Dorian Gray," "Shut Up and Kiss Me" 

Advice: Call us - we would love to hear from you.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Anonymous Content

8522 National Blvd., Suite 101 
Culver City, CA 90232 

Phone: (310) 558-3667 
Fax: (310) 558-4212 
Web she: www.anonymouscontent.com 

Contacts: Steve Golin, producer; Alix Madigan, head of features; Chad Hamilton, VP 

Biz: A multimedia development, production and talent management company. 

Recent pics: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "50 First Dates," "Nurse Betty" 

Advice: Submissions must go through agents and managers.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Antidote Intl. Films

200 Varick St., Suite 502 
New York, NY 10014 

Phone: (646) 486-4344 
Fax: (646) 486-5885 
Email: info@antdotefilms.com 
Web site: www.antidotefilms.com 

Contacts: Jeffrey Levy-Hinte, producer; Vanessa Guest, head of development 

Biz: Produces American feature films by writer-directors with distinct voices. Budgets usually are under $10 million. 

Recent pics: "Thirteen," "Mysterious Skin," "Laurel Canyon" 

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

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Archer Entertainment

140 W. 22nd St., Suite 78 
New York, NY 10011 

Phone: (212) 741-2200 
Fax: (212) 741-9575 
Email: info@archerent.com 
Web she: www.archerent.com 

Contacts: Laird Adamson, Jill Footlick, Rachel Peters, producers 

Biz: Development and production of feature film and TV; production services, one day to full production schedules; co-productions. 

Recent pics: "Nola," "The Warrior Class" 

Advice: We are not accepting unsolicited submissions. Please send any queries via fax.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Arclight Films

6422 Deep Dell Place 
Los Angeles, CA 90068 

Phone: (323) 464-8351 
Fax: (323) 464-8362 
Email: Nicolas@arclightfilms.com 
Web site: www.arclightfilms.com 

Contacts: Gary Hamilton, managing director; Nicolas Chartier, U.S. office; Lina Marrone, Toronto office 

Biz: Foreign sales, co-productions, co-financing $3 million-$5 million 

Recent pics: "Lord of the War," "Head in the Clouds," "New Police Story" 

Advice: We are looking for commercial projects with a director and/or actor attached.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Artists' Colony

256 S. Robertson Blvd., Suite 1500 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Phone: (310) 720-8300 
Email: mail@theaitistscolony.com
Web site: www.theartistscolony.com 

Contacts: Lloyd A. Silverman, CEO; Tod Stein, VP of development; Steve Grill, N.Y.based creative executive

Biz: Looks to finance and produce compelling, thought-provoking stories that challenge the traditional studio model. 

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

Advice: We welcome submissions on projects with creative elements attached.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Ascendant Pictures

9350 Civic Center Drive, Suite 110 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Phone: (310) 288-4600 
Fax: (310) 288-4601 

Contacts: Chris Roberts, founder/co-CEO; Christopher Eberts, founder/co-CEO; Kia Jam, founder/chief operating officer 

Biz: Film development, production and finance company with a financing relationship with VIP Medienfonds Film & Entertainment. Seeks full or partial investment opportunities in smart, commercial projects in the $15 million-$50 million range. 

Recent pics: "The Jacket," "Edison," "The Big White" 

Advice: We are interested only in commercially viable projects that have significant elements already attached.  Serious inquiries only; please.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Asia Entertainment Finance Associates 

Level 25, Bank of China Tower 
1 Central Road 
Hong Kong 

Phone: +852-2251-1675 
Email: peter@asiaent.com 
Web she: www.asiaent.com 

Contacts: Peter Anshin, prexy Biz: Arranges production, finance and distribution of Asian film projects.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

The Asylum

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

Phone: (323) 463-6575 
Fax: (323) 463-6299 
Email: strain@theasylum.cc 
Web site: www.theasylum.cc 

Contacts: Sherri Strain, international sales; David Rimawi, acquisitions; David Latt, production 

Biz: Production and distribution company with a U.S. homevideo label and international distribution. Company specializes in horror/thriller titles with budgets under $1 million. 

Recent pics: "Evil Eyes," "Bloody Bill," "El Intermedio" 

Advice: Email David Latt (  latt@asylum.cc ) with a short pitch before sending scripts.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Atlantic Streamline

1323 Third St. 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 319-9366 
Fax: (310) 319-9235 
Web site: www.atlanticstreamline.com 

Contacts: Marco Weber, prexy-CEO; Hubert Hagg, biz development; Vanessa Coffman, production Biz: First-look co-financing deal with MGM/UA. 

Recent pics: Igby Goes Down," "The Thirteenth Floor"

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Atomic Prods.

57 Brommersvlei Road, Constantia, 7806 
Cape Town, South Africa 

Phone: +27-21-794-2286 
Fax: +27-21-794-9960 
Email: flona@atomic-productions.com 
Web site: www.atomic-productions.com 

Contact: Fiona Tudor Price 

Biz: Factual production company making one-hour documentaries, series and shorts. Provides funding and production assistance for Southern African independents. 

Recent pics: "Born Too Soon," "Techno Challenge," "The Elephant Army" 

Advice: Send one-page proposals via email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Aurora Entertainment

9454 Wilshire Blvd., Suite M-1 1 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Phone: (310) 858-1005 
Fax: (310) 858-1050 
Email: Sidarfov@dslextreme.com 

Contacts: Anatoly Fradis, prexy; Erin Morris, executive assistant, development, Jeff Ratner, VP finances 

Biz: Finances and produces motion pictures with budgets up to $10 million. Manages a $50 million Eastern European Equity film financing fund. Can provide equity financing for up to 50% of the budget (up to $5 million). Projects should be pre-packaged with stars and director attached plus 50% of financing in place. 

Recent pics: "Return of the Living Dead 5: Rave From the Grave," "Masked and Anonymous," "Business for Pleasure" 

Advice: Send in your packages via legal representative or agent.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bank of America

9 W 57th St. 
New York, NY 10019 

Phone: (212) 933-2184 
Fax: (212) 847-5819 
Email: Sharon. Hawkins@bofasecurities.com 
Web site: www.bankofamerica.com 

Contacts: Sharon Hawkins, principal; Rick Thompson, senior associate 

Biz: BofA provides financing for independent production companies and studios.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Barnholtz Entertainment

34133 Mulholland Highway 
Malibu, CA 90265 

Phone: (818) 879-6500 
Fax: (818) 879-5074 
Email: bbarnholtz@aol.com 

Contacts: Melvin Butters, director of acquisitions; Barry Barnholtz, CEO; Matt Cunningham, director of development 

Biz: Acquire films for distribution through our deals (Lions Gate, First Look, Imagine, MTI). Produce films, put up finishing funds. 

Recent pics: "The Shaft," "Dracula's Curse," "Drug Wars" 

Advice: Fax or email will get faster response.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bauer Martinez Studios

801 W. Bay Drive, Suite 800 
Largo, FL 33770 

Phone: (727) 582-9939 
Fax: (727) 582-9709 
Email: Karinne@bauermartinezstudios.com 
Web site: www.bauermartinezstudios.com 

Contacts: Philippe Martinez, CEO; Karinne Behr, COO; Shirley Bester, VP of international distributions 

Biz: A world distributor of theatrically driven films with budgets ranging from $5 million to $20 million. Production subsidiary Lucky 7 Prods. is based in London and specializes in European co-productions. 

Recent pics: "Wake of Death," "The Defender," "Modigliani" 

Advice: Contact us via email or snail mail.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bavaria Media

Bavariafilmplatz 8 
82031 Geiselgasteig, Germany 

Phone: +49-89-6499-2686 
Fax: +49-89-6499-3720 
Email: bavaria.international@bavaria-film.de 
Web site: www.bavaria-film-international.de 

Contacts: Michael Weber, managing director; Thorsten Schaumann, head of sales; Thorsten Ritter, head of marketing 

Biz: Distributes a broad spectrum of quality arthouse films on the global market. 

Recent pics: "Head On," "Lost Embrace, "Whisky" 

Advice: Email, call and/or fax us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

BBC Films

1 Mortimer St. 
London, W1 T 3JA, U.K. 

Phone +44-20-7765-0251 
Fax: +44-20-7765-0278 

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

Biz: Develops, co-produces, sells and funds features for theatrical release and TV transmission. 

Recent pics: "Dirty Pretty Things," "The Mother," "Sylvia" 

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

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bespoke (UKFS) Films

7 Marlborough Place 
Brighton, BN1 1 UB, U.K. 

Phone: +44-1273-690285 
Fax: +44-1273-679954 
Email: into@ukfs-online.co.uk 
Web site: www.ukfsfilms.com 

Contacts: Antony Blakey, managing director; Robert Sidaway, international production; Kim Leggatt, producer

Biz: Worldwide network of production and finance companies that fund and produce independent movies. In 2003-04, UKFS financed 15 movies, with budgets ranging from $2 million to $15 mil, and co-produced four. UKFS offers 30% funding for each project, via a mix of sale/leaseback and equity. 

Recent pics: "Nouvelle France," "School for Seduction," "Modigliani" 

Advice: Submissions to include screenplay, synopsis, present budget and producers proposed finance plan and cast.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Beyond Intl.

22 Newman St. 
London, W1 T 1 PH, U.K. 

Phone: +44-20-7636-9613 
Fax: +44-20-7637-9614 
Email: hilary-davis@beyond.com.au 
Web site: www.beyond.com.au 

Contacts: Hilary Davis, head of sales and acquisitions; Stephen Kelliher, senior executive, sales and acquisitions; Nick Kilcoyne, assistant sales and acquisitions 

Biz: Beyond Films is an international sales agent representing projects with budgets of minimum $3 million and upward. 

Recent pics: "A Good Woman," "Oyster Farmer," "Cold & Dark" 

Advice: We choose only those scripts that we believe we can sell in the international marketplace.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bob Yari Prods.

10850 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor 
Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Phone: (310) 689-1694 
Fax: (310) 474-5348 

Contacts: Bob Yari, producer-partner; Neil Sacker, chief operating officer 

Biz: The fourth company in the Yari Film Group, led by Bob Yari, BYP is a non-exclusive discretionary fund used to finance films with a budget range of $5 million to $50 million per project. 

Recent pics: "House of D," "Find Me Guilty," "Nightwatchman" 

Advice: We don't accept unsolicited submissions.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Bollywoodnetwork.com 

Plot # 56, Castle House, flat #13
Sher-e-punjab Housing Society
Andheri-E, Mumbai -93 

Email: bn@bollywoodnetwork.com 
Web site: www.bollywoodnetwork.com 

Contact: Rajesh Latkar - writer-producer-director 

Biz: Bollywoodnetwork provides full servicing of international commercials and feature films; co-produces pics with international partners. 

Advice: Email us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:  Jim Tessier, by submission received January 27, 2005

Burn Pictures

4328 Mammoth Ave., Suite 304 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 

Phone: (310) 864-4278 
Fax: (310) 919-3736 
Email: Burnpictures@sbcglobal.net 
Web she: www.bumpictures.com 

Contacts: Hiroko Hayata, VP development; Andrew Molina, producer; David M. Kelley, creative executive 

Biz: Produces films with crossover appeal to and from Japan, the U.S. and South America. Project budgets range from $800,000 to $3 million. 

Recent pics: "Emerald Cowboy," "Sumas y restas," "Long Road to Cabo" 

Advice: Try to attach or package the project as much as possible so that it becomes an attractive proposition.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cab Films

83 Kloof St 
Cape Town 

Phone +27 21-423-7911 
Fax: +27 21-423-7947 
Email: tim@cabfilms.com 
Web site: www.cabfilms.com 

Contacts: Charles Gallacher, executive producer; Bruce Paynter, director; Tim Mahoney, associate producer, marketing 

Biz: Full-service production company that specializes in commercials, feature films and musicvideos. 

Advice: Email Tim Mahoney at tim@cabfilms.com

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Capitol Films

23 Queensdale Place 
London, W1 1 4SQ, U.K. 

Phone: +44-20-7471-6000 
Fax: +44-20-7471-6012 
Email: films@capitolfilms.com 
Web site: www.Gapitolfilms.com 

Contacts: Jane Barclay, and Sharon Harel, managing directors; Hannah Leader, head of legal and business affairs

Biz: International sales and finance company. 

Recent pics: "Lucky Number Sleven"' "Ask the Dust," "The Big White" 

Advice: Filmmakers should apply with the general outline of the package they have, including finance plan, cast and the director (when appropriate), to the attention of Damon Lane at films@capitolfilms-com

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

CatchLight Films

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

Phone: (310) 827-3797 
Fax: (310) 827-2533 
Email: mailbox@catchlightfilms.com 
Web site: www.catchlighffilms.com 

Contacts: Jeanette Volturno and Amon Manor, producers; Rick Osako, VP 

Biz: Develop, produce, co-produce feature films generally under $10 million. We also offer production space, accounting services, Avid rentals, production services and line produce for other independent films. 

Recent pics: "Break a Leg," "Heart of the Beholder," "Lesser of Three Evils" 

Advice: Contact us by email.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

CAVU Pictures 

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

Phone: (212) 246-6300 
Fax: (212) 246-6086
Email: cavupictures@aol.com 
Website: www.Gavupictures.com 

Contacts: Isil Bagdadi, prexy of distribution and marketing; Michael Sergio, founder-CEO 

Biz: Independent production and distribution company that finances, develops, produces, acquires and releases films. 

Recent pics: "The Holy Land," "West Bank Brooklyn," "Under Hellgate Bridge" 

Advice: Contact us via email or fax.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cherry Road Films

1460 Fourth St., Suite 212 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 458-6550 
Fax: (310) 458-6510 
Email: info@cherryroadfilms.com 
Web site: www.cherryroadfilms.com 

Contacts: Bo Hyde, CEO; Kendall Morgan, prexy; Tommaso Fiacchino, senior VP of development 

Biz: Works in partnership with studios and independent producers on three to five features per year. Cherry Road, which has a first-look development fund with Warner Independent Pictures, provides financing on films under $20 million. 

Recent pics: "Eulogy," "Mail Order Wife," "The L.A. Riots Spectacular" 

Advice: Filmmakers should have a feature film to show us, a script they love or a book they are passionate about.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Chesler/Perlmutter Prods.

15611 Ventura Blvd. 
Encino, CA 91436 

Phone: (818) 808-0052 
Fax: (818) 808-0054 

Contacts: Lewis Chesler, and David Perlmutter, co-CEOs; Kevin Commins, VP development 

Biz: Independent production company specializing in features as well as movies for cable television. 

Recent pics: "Touching Wild Horses," "Time of the Wolf," "Cybermutt" 

Advice: Please submit synopsis, preferably through a lawyer or agent.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cinema Arts Entertainment

6310 San Vicente Blvd., Suite 540 
Los Angeles, CA 90048 

Phone: (323) 937-1085 
Fax: (323) 937-1186 
Email: cinemaarts@aol.com 
Web site: cinernaartsent.com 

Contacts: Pierre-Richard Muller, chairman; Keith Selin, VP 

Biz: Company acquires films from independent producers to represent worldwide. Also involved in co-production and finishing funds. 

Recent pics: "Looking Through Lillian," "I Love You Came Too Late," "The 7th Day" Advice: 

Email us. We tend to be more interested in projects that already have some sort of packaging.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by:   DAILY VARIETY, Sep. 8 - Oct. 8, 2004SPECIAL REPORT : THE INDEPENDENTS

Cinema Libre Studio

8328 De Soto
Canoga Park, CA 91304 

Phone: (818) 349-8822 
Fax: (818) 349-9922 
Email: info@cinemalibrestudio.com 
Web site: www.cinemalibrestudio.com 

Contacts: Philippe Diaz, head of production; Adam Chapnick, head of distribution; Philippe Lenglet, head of international/foreign safes 

Biz: Produces, co-produces, distributes and offers Post-production services. Budgets range from $300,000-$12 million. 

Recent pics: "L.A. Gangbangers" 

Advice: Submit a project synopsis (preferably through an agency) indicating significant attachments by email to projects@cinemalibrestudio.com

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

9056 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 204 
West Hollywood, CA 90069 

Phone: (310) 300-9959 
Fax: (310) 300-9960 
Email: en@CinemaManagementGroup.com 
Web site: www.CinemaManagementGroup.com 

Contacts: Edward Noeltner, prexy; Jill Sattinger VP business development 

Biz: Company acquires, licenses and distributes new international motion pictures, as well as a library of "classic" titles worldwide. CMG distributes films in the $10 million-$20 million budget range, with four to five new releases a year. 

Recent pics: "Hoodwinked: The True Story of Red Riding Hood," "The Peace Warrior," "Vengeance From the Deep" 

Advice: Send us an email or call us, provided a producer represents the project.

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Cinemavault Releasing 

175 Bloor St. E., South Tower, Suite 1011 
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3R8, Canada 

Phone: (416) 363-6060 
Fax: (416) 363-2305 
Email: sales@cinemavault.com 

Contacts: Nick Stiliadis, CEO; Natalie Kampelmacher, intl. sales director; Steve Arroyave, VP/general manager Biz: Sales and distribution company handling more than 200 films. 

Recent pics: "Tom White," "Sexual Dependency," "Gone Dark" 

Advice: Contact Michael Paszt, VP acquisitions, at michaelpaszt@cinemavault.com with a brief synopsis of the project.

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Cinetic Media

555 W. 25th St., 4th Floor 
Now York, NY 10001 

Phone: (212) 204-7979 
Fax: ( 212) 204-7980 
Email: off ice@cineticmedia.com 
Web site: www.cineticmedia.com 

Contacts: John Sloss, Micah Green, Matt Littin, founders 

Biz: A U.S.-based consulting firm for select film producers, financiers, distributors and related media companies.

Recent pics: "Before Sunset," "Everything Is Illuminated," "P.S." 

Advice: For additional information, visit our Web site or contact us via email.

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Circe's World Films

11718 Barrington Court, Suite 190 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

Phone: (310) 229-5388 
Fax: (310) 471-0445 
Email: info@circesworldfilms.com 
Web site: www.circesworldfilms.com 

Contacts: Patricia L. Steffy and Roberta L. Striplin, producers 

Biz: Development and production of shorts and features 

Recent pics: "Like Michael," "Meredith," "Pool Party" 

Advice: Email us.

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Civilian Content

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

Phone: +44-20-7612-0050 
Fax: +44-20-7612-0031 
Email: reception@civiliancontent.com 
Web site: www.theworkslimited.com 

Contacts: Chris Auty, CEO; Neil Peplow, head of production; Joy Wong, head of sales 

Biz: Civilian Content's operating companies are the Works (international sales and licensing) and the Film Consortium (production financing). Company makes and sells films in the budget range of (pounds) 2 million-(pounds)15 5 million ($3.6 mil-$27 mil) and, through its joint venture with Surefire, provides development and production financing. 

Recent pics: "Bugs! (3-D),'' "'My Country," "My Summer of Love" 

Advice: Producers should approach Neil Peplow for production and production investment, and Joy Wong regarding international sales.

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Collective Energy

Old Castle Brewery 
6 Beach Road 
Woodstock, Cape Town, South Africa 

Phone: +27-21-447-7265 
Fax: +27-21-447-6064 
Email: ian@collective-energy.co.za 

Contact: Ian Nivison, executive producer Biz: Film production facilitation in Southern Africa 

Advice: Call us for a competitive and creative solution to your production requirements.

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Comerica Entertainment

9777 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Floor 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Phone: (310) 281-2400 
Fax: (310) 281-2476 

Contacts: Jared Underwood, manager 

Biz: Provides production financing for film and television for productions with budgets of $1 million and up. 

Recent pics: "A Home at the End of the World," "Narc," "Laws of Attraction" 

Advice: Loan applicants must have the following before approaching us: a sales agent attached to the project with estimates and some pre-sales; a budget, a screenplay; and a summary of the finance plan.

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Concorde-New Horizons Corp.

11600 San Vicente Blvd. 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

Phone: (310) 820-6733 
Fax: (310) 207-6816 

Biz: Production and sales 

Recent pics: "Scorpius Gigantus," "Bloodfist 2050," "Asphalt Wars" 

Advice: Email or fax your submissions.

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Constantin Film

Kaiserstr. 39
80801 Munich, Germany 

Phone: +49-89-3860-9100 
Fax: 49-89-3860-9242 
Email: zentrale@constanfin-film.de 
Web site: wwwconstantin-film.com 

Contacts: Martin Moszkowicz, Thomas Friedl, members of the board 

Biz: German production and distribution company with a combination of national and international theatrical and TV production with distribution and license trading operations, TV entertainment production and home entertainment 

Recent pics: "The Neverending Story," "The Name of the Rose," "Resident Evil"

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

9830 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Phone: (310) 288-4545 
Fax: (310) 288-4800 

Contacts: John Ptak, Emanuel Nunez, Rick Hess 

Biz: Consultation for client films and production companies, covering projects from development through delivery. 

Recent pics: "Laws of Attraction," "Imagining Argentina," "Sylvia"

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

8905 S. Cold Water Drive, Suite 185 
Sandy, UT 84094 

Phone: (801) 568-0880 
Fax: (801) 567-9518 
Email: inquiry@crimsonentertainment.com 
Web site: www.cdmsonentertainment.com 

Contacts: Mike W. Wan, producer 

Biz: Specializes in low-budget film production with Asian filmmakers or Asian subjects. 

Advice: Email us.

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Curb Entertainment Intl.

3907 W. Alameda Ave. 
Burbank, CA 91505 

Phone: (818) 843-8580 
Fax: (818) 566-1719 
Email: info@curbentertainment.com 
Web site: www.curbentertainment.com 

Contacts: Carole Curb, prexy; Wendy Reeds, executive director/head of sales; Aaron Rogers, director/head of marketing and acquisitions 

Biz: Worldwide film sales agent; produces features with private equity. 

Recent pics: "Finding Home," "Breaking Dawn," "Easy" 

Advice: Email with the synopsis and details of all the elements in place.

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