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Industry Companies Seeking Projects
(2004, G-L)


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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.")
 

 

The Gersh Agency

41 Madison Ave., 33rd Floor 
New York, NY 10010 

232 N. Canon Drive 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Phone: (212) 997-1818, (310) 274-6611 
Fax: (212) 997-1978, (310) 274-3923 

Contacts: David Gersh, partner- Richard Arlook, head of lit department; David Koppie, agent 

Recent pics: "The Station Agent," "Stander" and "Dead Birds" 

Advice: Filmmakers may invite agents to view their work at local theaters and film festivals.

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

9229 Sunset Blvd., #215 
Los Angeles, CA 90069 

Phone: (310) 443-7788 
Fax: (310) 443-7739 
Email: pelson@globalcinemagroup.com 

Contacts: Peter Elson, prexy; Mark Huljich; senior VP 

Biz: Worldwide sales and distribution. 

Recent pics: "High Tide," "Therese Raquin," "The White Countess" 

Advice: Contact by phone with completed films or fully packaged and financed films.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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The Global Film Initiative

200 Varick St., Suite 500A 
New York, NY 10014 

Phone: (212) 206-7790 
Fax: (212) 206-6828 
Email: info@globalfilm.org 
Web site: www.globalfilm.org 

Contacts: Holly Ornstein Carter, executive director; Nicky Combs, associate director of programs 

Biz: Each calendar year, Initiative provides post-production completion grants of $10,000 for up to 10 films that are being made in a developing country. 

Recent pics: "Whisky," "Hollow City" 

Advice: Email us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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GreeneStreet Films/ GreeneStreet Films Intl. 

9 Desbrosses St., 2nd Floor 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 609-9000 
Fax: (212) 609-9099 
Web site: www.greenestreetfilms.com 

Contacts: John Penotti, prexy, and founding partner; Vicki Cherkas, head of business affairs and new ventures; Tim Williams, head of production 

Biz: New York-based independent finance and production company offering a slate of commercial and arthouse films with budgets ranging from $2 million-$25 million. GreeneStreet Film Intl. handles sales and distribution of select product. 

Recent pics: "Yes," "Slow Burn," "Romance and Cigarettes" 

Advice: Contact us via agent (or other representative). No unsolicited scripts, please.

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

53-54 Grosvenor St. 
London, W1 K 3HU, U.K. 

Phone: +44-20-7529-2500 
Fax: +44-20-7529-2511 
Web site: www.grosvenorpark.com 

Contacts: Don Starr, chairman-CEO; Dan Taylor, managing director; Colin Leventhal, consultant 

Biz: Film financing and co-production. 

Recent pics: "Being Julia," "Trauma," "The Purifiers" 

Advice: Interested in projects with a developed script and budget, and director and cast attached.

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

Av. Cardenal Herrera Oria, 65
Edif.: Guadalcanal. 21 A 
28034 Madrid, Spain 

Phone: +34-91-334-0141 
Fax: +34-91-729-4009 
Email: info@grupopi.tv 
Web site: www.grupopi.tv 

Contacts: Geraldine Gonard, sales director; Laura Minarro, Sergio Ramos, sales execs 

Biz: Association of Spanish production companies; distributes titles from BocaBoca Producciones, Cartel, Globomedia, Video Mercury Films, Fernando Colomo, et al. 

Recent pics: "Things That Make Life Worth Living," "Fourth Floor," "They Watch Us"

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

8265 Sunset Blvd., Suite 107 
West Hollywood, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 848-2945 
Fax: (323) 848-2946 
Email: contactus@hannibalpictures.com 
Web site: www.hannibalpictures.com 

Contacts: Richard Rionda Del Castro, chairman-CEO; Patricia Rionda Del Castro, prexy; Mathilde Aupetit, director of sales and marketing 

Biz: Finances, produces and distributes with budgets from $5 million-$30 million. 

Advice: We are not seeking or accepting any new material. The only exception would be a high-profile project with equity or a strong cast attached that is looking to complete the distribution or financing structure.

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

24 Hanway St. 
London, W1T 1 UH, U.K. 

Phone: +44-20-7290-0750 
Fax: +44-20-7290-0751 
Email: info@hanwayfilms.com
Web site: www.hanwayfilms.com 

Contacts: Tim Haslam, CEO; Alex Walton, director of sales; Jonathan Lynch-Staunton, director of marketing and distribution 

Biz: Arranges financing, worldwide sales and marketing. 

Recent pics: "Tideland," "Don't Come Knocking," "Woody Allen Summer Project" 

Advice: Contact Matthew Baker, head of acquisitions and submissions

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

575 Broadway, 6th Floor 
New York, NY 10012 

Phone: (212) 475-7555 
Fax: (212) 475-1717 
Email: info@hartsharp.com 
Web site: www.hartsharp.com 

Contacts: John Hart and Jeff Sharp, principals; Nina Wolarsky, director of development 

Biz: An independent film company that finances and produces feature films. 

Recent pics: "A Home at the End of the World," "P.S.," "Proof" 

Advice: We don't accept unsolicited material.

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

145 Ave. of the Americas, 7th Floor 
New York, NY 10013 

Phone: (212) 255-0626 
Fax: (212) 255-0602 
Email: hdinfo@hdnetfilms.com 
Web site: www.hdnetfilms.com 

Contacts: Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente, coprexys; Will Battersby, head of development 

Biz: Production company finances and produces eight features and documentaries a year on high-def digital video with a budget cap of $2 million. 

Recent pics: "Black Magic," "Over the Mountains" 

Advice: Send a synopsis of finished screenplays only, with director and producer bios.

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

4629 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite A 
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403 

Phone: (818) 461-9349 
Fax: (818) 461-9143 
Email: production@hollywoodwizard.com 
Web site: www.hollywoodwizard.com 

Contacts: Tony Kandah, prexy 

Biz: Production, international sales, U.S. video distribution. 

Recent pics: "11:11," "1000 Bullets," "Starforce" 

Advice: Send via email producer and director information with resumes, a brief synopsis of the script, cast list, amount of money raised so far and what you are looking for. Please do not send or e-mail us scripts until we ask you to do so.

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

The Quadrangle 
180 Wardour St. 
London, W15 8FX, U.K. 

Phone: +44-207-494-8100 
Fax: +44-207-494-8101 
Web site: www.iconmovies.net 

Contacts: Nick Hill, CEO; Andy Mayson, COO; Peter Naish, head of international distribution 

Biz: Company is involved in the development, financing, producing and distribution of feature films and TV programming; budget $5 million to $100 million. 

Recent pics: "The Passion of the Christ," "What Women Want," "On a Clear Day" 

Advice: Contact Toby Hill, acquisitions coordinator, or Martha Coleman, head of development

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

11 Penn Plaza, 15th Floor 
New York, NY 10001 

Phone: (646) 273-7200 
Fax: (646) 273-7250 
Web site: www.ifcfilms.com 

Contacts: Caroline Kaplan, senior VP of production and acquisitions; Sarah Lash, director of acquisitions; Holly Becker, director of production and development 

Biz: Finances, produces and distributes feature films. 

Recent pics: "The Ballad of Jack and Rose," "The Baxter," "American Gun"

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

1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 930 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 788-2803 
Fax: (310) 788-2823 
Email: ibliah@ifdcinc.com 

Contacts: Jerome Bliah, prexy 

Biz: Raises financing for feature films with U.S. theatrical distribution and provides consultation services for independent producers, advising on international viability. 

Recent pics: "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "House of Sand and Fog," "Basic" 

Advice: Filmmakers are encouraged to contact us if in need of a consultancy firm with diverse international distribution and financing expertise and/or in need of financing for films that already have U.S. theatrical distribution in place.

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

1328 E. Palmer Ave.
Glendale, CA 91205 

Phone: (818) 243-4976 
Fax: (818) 550-9728
E-mail: contact@ifmfilm.com 
Web site: www.ifmfilm.com

Contacts: Antony I. Ginnane, prexy; Ann Lyons, executive VP; Anthony J. Lyons, VP international

Biz: Worldwide distribution in all media of film, TV fiction and factual content. Executive production and co-financing arrangements and co-production consulting services. Specializes in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Eastern Europe. Budgets from $100,000 to $10 million.

Recent pics: "The Hit," "Sally Marshall Is Not an Alien"

Advice: Send us a one-page synopsis and only financial and creative package element details in first instance.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Imageworks Film & Video Production 

P.O. Box 23 
Northriding 2162, South Africa 

Phone: +27-11-708 2182
Fax: +27-11-708 1938

Contacts: Anthony Irving, producer-director

Biz: Produces wildlife, environmental, cultural and historical documentaries in Africa. 

Recent pics: "Night Hunters," "Wild Quest," "Forever Africa"

Advice: Brief proposals may be submitted on paper; if footage has already been shot, please call to arrange a viewing.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Imagi Services (USA) 

15760 Ventura Blvd., Suite 823 
Encino, CA 91436 

Phone: (818) 986-3988 
Fax: (818) 986-3288 
Email: contact@imagius.com 
Web site: www.imagi.com.hk 

Contacts: Thomas K. Gray, prexy-CEO; Galen Walker, executive VP-COO; Michael J. Arnold, foreign sales manager

Biz: Core business of Imagi is 3-D CGI and 2-D animated films. 

Advice: We do not accept unsolicited material.

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

1st Floor, Glenmain Building 
359A Main Road 
Sea Point, Cape Town 8005, South Africa 

Phone: +27-21-434-2851 
Fax: +27-21-434-1229 
Email: info@theimaginarium.com 
Web site: www.theimaginarium.com 

Contacts: Chris Roland, CEO-producer; lzidore Codron, CFO-producer 

Biz: South Africa's leader in international productions, co-prods and co-financing. 

Recent pics: "Hotel Rwanda," "Man to Man," " The Bone Snatcher" 

Advice: Contact via email.

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

119 Spadina Ave., Suite 304 
Toronto, Ontario, M5V 2L1, Canada 

Phone: (416) 598-3270 
Fax: (416) 598-5045 
Email: film@iff.ca 
Web site: www.iff.ca 

Contacts: Laura Polley, prexy; Vanessa Steinmetz, managing director 

Biz: Offers access to gap and interim production financing, expert co-production consulting and tax credit administration services, and financing of domestic and international tax incentives. 

Advice: Contact us once you have a budget and a portion of confirmed financing.

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

8000 Sunset Blvd., Suite B310 
Los Angeles, CA 90046 

Phone: (323) 848-8966 
Fax: (323) 848-8727 
Email: info@infinitymediainc.com
Web site: www.infinitymediainc.com

Contacts: Michael Ohoven, CEO; William Recent pics: "Alexander," "Aviator" Vince, prexy; Rob Merilees, producer 

Biz: Motion picture development, production and financing. Budgets range from $5 million to $25 million. 

Recent pics: "The Snow Walker," "Saved!,"  "Mr. Ripley's Return" 

Advice: We work directly with top talent agencies in both Los Angeles and New  York; no unsolicited material, please.

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

3000 W. Olympic Blvd., Suite 1550 
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Phone: (310) 315-1722 
Fax: (310) 315-1723

Contacts: Graham King, prexy; Colin Cotter, COO; Stephanie Denton, prexy of sales and distribution
Biz: Production, distribution, equity financing, foreign sales and pre-sales

Recent pics: "Gangs of New York," "Traffic," "Laws of Attraction"

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

8942 Wilshire Blvd. 
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 

Phone: (310) 550-4000 
Fax: (310) 550-4127 
Web site: www.icmtalent.com 

Contacts: Jeffrey Berg, chairman-CEO; Bart Walker, head of Gotham motion picture department; Shaun Redick, agent, motion pictures-international operations 

Biz: Feature film packaging, arranging and negotiating financing, negotiating distribution deals territory by territory globally. Specializes in negotiating North American distribution deals. 

Recent pics: "Lost in Translation," "Thirteen," "Running Scared" 

Advice: Fax or call us; referrals are acceptable.

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

10940 Wilshire Blvd., #2014 
Los Angeles, CA 90024 

Phone: (310) 208-4500 
Fax: (310) 443-8998 
Email: usinfo@ifgbonds.com 
Web site: www.ifgbonds.com 

Contacts: Steve Mangel, prexy-COO; Joan Weidman, prexy of production 

Biz: Motion picture completion guarantee services.

Recent pics: "Alexander," "Aviator"

Advice: Filmmakers should review the FAQ section of our website.

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

Keizersgracht 203
1016 DS Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31-20-422-7964 
Fax: +31-20-428-3096 
Email: info@isabellafilms.com 
Web site: www.isabellafilms.com 

Contacts: Els Vandevorst, producer

Biz: Company focus lies on the production of feature films.

Recent pics: "South," "Dogville," "Sea of Silence"

Advice: Send an email to Saskia Schoneveld at saskiasch@isabellafilms.com

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

501 York St.
San Francisco, CA  94110

Phone: (415) 356-8383 
Fax: (415) 356-8391 
Email: itvs@itvs.org 
Web site: www.itvs.org 

Contacts: Claire Aguilar, director of programming; Mary Ann Thyken, director of production; Jim Sommers, director of broadcast and communications 

Biz: Funds and presents documentaries and dramas on public television, innovative new media projects on the Web and the weekly series "Independent Lens" on PBS. 

Recent pics: "Brother to Brother," "Imelda," "The Weather Underground" 

Advice: For producers seeking funding, please consult guidelines at www.itvs.org

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

1999 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 2700 
Los Angeles, CA 90067 

Phone: (310) 860-7000 
Fax: (310) 860-7260 

Contacts: P. Clark Hallren, VP/manager; David Shaheen, Christa Thomas, VPs/team leaders. 

Biz: Concentrates exclusively on corporate finance solutions for film and television production companies.

Advice: Have a well thought-out business plan prior to the initial meeting.

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

1612 1/2 W. Lake St. 
Minneapolis, MN 55408 

Phone: (612) 824-7184 
Fax: (612) 871-2939 
Email: info@jujitsufilms.com 
Web site: www.JujitsuFilms.com 

Contacts: John Shulman, Jeanne-Marie Almonor, Jim Hilbert 

Biz: Jujitsu was established to make independent films with a social purpose. 

Recent pics: "Justice" 

Advice: If you want to make independent films with a civil rights message, contact us.

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

2218 Main St., 2nd Floor 
Santa Monica, CA 90405 

Phone: (310) 399-2080 
Fax: (310) 399-2199 
Email: thomas@katapultfilms.com 

Contacts: Thomas Mai, managing partner/sales agent; Joni Sighvatsson, partner; David Jourdan, office manager/sales agent 

Biz: Pursues projects with elements known in worldwide markets. 

Recent pics: "A Little Trip to Heaven," "Black Book," "Bush's Brain" 

Advice: Send DVD of film or script with director's reel.

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

12250 Sky Lane 
Los Angeles, CA 90049 

Phone: (310) 472-6300 
Fax: (310) 472-6304 
Email: kim@kathymorganintl.com 

Contacts: Kathy Morgan, prexy; Kimberly Fox, director of international sales 

Biz: Specializes in international sales, distribution, finance and marketing of motion pictures. 

Recent pics: "Raise Your Voice," "A Love Song for Bobby Long," "The Butterfly Effect"

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

9465 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 308 
Beverly Hills, CA 90212 

Phone: (310) 248-6200 
Fax: (310) 248-6300 

Contacts: Bob Cooper, chairman; Karen Lunder, senior VP, features; Barbara Wall, head of TV series 

Biz: Features, TV series, TV movies. 

Recent pics: "Sleepover," "Medical Investigation" (NBC series)

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Law Offices of Greg S. Bernstein

9601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 300A 
Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Phone: (310) 247-2790 
Fax: (310) 247-2791 
Email: greg@thefilmlaw.com 
Web site: www.thefilmlaw.com 

Contacts: Greg S. Bernstein, entertainment attorney 

Biz: Legal services, producer representative. 

Recent pics: "Monster," "Pretty Persuasion," "Havoc" 

Advice: Be realistic.

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

39 W. 131st St., Suite 2 
New York, NY 10037 

Phone: (646) 548-0930 
Fax: (646) 548-9883 
Email: info@leedanielsentertainment.com 
Web site: www.leedanielsentertinament.com 

Contacts: Lisa Corets, senior VP of production; Dave Robinson, CFO/head of sales; Doreen S. Oliver, VP development 

Biz: A f ull-service boutique film studio that finances, produces and distributes. 

Recent pics: "Monster's Ball," "The Woodsman," "Shadowboxer" 

Advice: Visit our Web site to learn more about submitting material to us.

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

2700 Colorado Ave., Suite 200 
Santa Monica, CA 90404 

Phone: (310) 449-9200 
Fax: (310) 255-3730 
Email: general-inquides@lgf.com 
Web site: www.lgf.com 

Contacts: Michael Paseornek, prexy of production; John Sacchi, Jonathan Ruiz, VPs production 

Biz: Fully finances and co-finances up to 12 productions each year with budgets ranging from $5 million to $25 million, varying from commercial genre to arthouse fare. 

Recent pics: "The Punisher," "The Cookout," "Fierce People" 

Advice: We prefer finished screenplays, but will develop genre material from pitch.

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

301 Arizona Ave., 4th Floor 
Santa Monica, CA 90401 

Phone: (310) 255-7999 
Fax: (310) 255-7998 
Email: info@lightning-ent.com 
Web site: www.lightning-ent.com

Contacts: Richard S. Guardian and Rich Goldberg, co-prexys; Joseph Dickstein, VP of acquisitions

Biz: International sales representation, presales, co-production of feature-length documentaries and product with strong commercial value in ancillary markets. 

Recent pics: "Lightning in a Bottle" "Nicotina" "Perfect Opposites" 

Advice: Come to us with credible references and production credits that may include feature film, television, musicvideos, commercials, etc., and a project with attachments including finance, director or cast; the more the better.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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The Little Film Co.

12930 Ventura Blvd., #822 
Studio City, CA 91604 

Phone: (818) 762-6999 
Fax: (818) 760-2981 
Email: robbie@thelifflefilmcompany.com 

Contacts: Robbie Little, Ellen Little, co-prexy 

Biz: Executive produces, packages and provides international and domestic sales for independent films with budgets generally between $5 million and $15 million. 

Recent pics: "Tsotsi," "An American Haunting" 

Advice: Email us.

Surfview Reminder:  Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Little L.A. Prods.

Old City Hospital Complex 
2 Portswood Road, Block H 
Green Point 8051, Cape Town, South Africa 

Phone: +27-21-421-3630 
Fax: +27-21-421-3631 
Email: rafiq@theasylum.co.za 

Contacts: Rafiq Samsodien, Joel Prince, producers 

Biz: Television and film production house. Budgets from $5 million up. 

Recent pics: "Scooter Riders," "Papwa the Unknown South African Golfing Legend" 

Advice: Call or email us.

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

Velazquez 12, 7th floor 
Madrid, Spain 

Phone: +34-91-436-7400 
Fax: +34-91-431-4354 or +34-91-4355994 
Email: avg@lolafilms.com 
Web site: www.lolafilms.com 

Contacts: Andres Vicente Gomez, CEO; Marta Artica, development 

Biz: Develops, produces and distributes projects. 

Advice: Send query letter with short summary of project, talent involved (if any attached) and an estimated budget.

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

Lucid Logic Productions

Phone: 608.310.6050
Fax:     608.310.6051

Email: films@LucidLogicProductions.com
Web site: www.LucidLogicProductions.com

Contact: Joshua Garity, President

Types of business: Film Production, Financing

Type of finance: All kinds

Types of projects sought: We seek fresh, well-written projects driven by visionary filmmakers with budgets between $500,000 and $15 million in a variety of genres: thrillers, comedies, dramas that are entertaining and accessible to large audiences domestically and internationally. Must have talent and/or director with some finance elements already in place.

Advice: Submit one-to-three-page synopsis of finished scripts and details of elements in place via fax or email. Send it...we'll take a look.

Projects in the works:  Alabaster, Sadie Zero...

Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything.  No unsolicited materials accepted.
Compiled by: submitted to Jim Tessier and re-posted on January 25, 2005


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