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Maipo Film & TV Produksjon
Wedel Jarlsbergsvei 36
P.O. Box 275 1319
Contacts: Synnove Horsdal, executive producer/general manager; Dag Alveberg, executive producer
Biz: Develops and produces feature films and TV dramas within a variety of budgets; however, a majority of past projects were on the lower end - $1.5 million-$2.5 million. Also serve as co-producers on projects, either by carrying out production in Norway or as a partner in getting national finance.
Malaika Prods. - Kenya
P.O. Box 236
Contacts: Kire Godal, managing director and filmmaker; John Moller, Alex Walker, partners
Biz: A full-service production company, with digital editing services, cameras and audio equipment. Specializes in wildlife conservation, tribal documentary projects, news media and human/wildlife stories.
Recent pics: "Photo KOS #1," "Kids on Safari! " "African Ceremonies - Pokot"
Advice: We are always open to ideas and new partnerships. Contact us by email.
Marina Movie Partners, Ltd.
Fax: 310. 823.7811
Web site: http://www.fondspartner.net
Contact: Christian Peschken, General Manager / Timothy McGrath, Producer
Types of business: Motion Picture and P&A Financing
Type of finance: European Investor equity, German 'Medien Fonds' equity, Credit facilities
Types of projects sought: High budget, star power driven. Projects that already have gained interest by a major studio / distributor. We provide production and P&A equity co-financing or full financing in the $50M - $150M area.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Family friendly. We are not interested
in scripts, concepts or ideas.
725 Arizona Ave., Suite 302
Santa Monica, CA 90049
Phone: (310) 393-5005
Contacts: Mark Ciardi, Gordon Gray, principals; Jonathan More, director of development
Recent pics: "Miracle," "The Rookie," "The New Guy"
Mendelsohn Law Office
1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 1700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 838-2210
Contacts: Randy Mendelsohn, prexy; Robin Kirk, assistant
Biz: Structures, negotiates, strategizes and documents entertainment business transactions and supervises entertainment-related litigation.
Advice: Email detailed specifies of the transaction being contemplated. Follow up with a telephone call.
Mercantile National Bank
Entertainment Industries Division
9601 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 250
Phone: (310) 248-3452
Contacts: Art Stribley, executive VP; Leslie Kraut, Randi Greenberg, VPs
Biz: Bank provides a full range of loans including lines of credit and motion picture and television production loans.
Advice: Give us a call.
Michael London Prods.
1041 N. Formosa Ave.
East Bldg., Suite 205
West Hollywood, CA 90046
Phone: (323) 850-3530
Contacts: Michael London, Jane Garnett, Khristina Kravas
Recent pics: "Sideways," "House of Sand and Fog," "Thirteen"
Advice: Take all advice with a grain of salt.
375 Greenwich St.
New York, NY 10013
8439 Sunset Blvd.
Phone: (212) 941-3800, (323) 822-4100
Contacts: Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, co-chairs; Rick Sands, COO
Biz: All genres, all budgets.
Recent pics: "Finding Neverland," "Shall We Dance," "Aviator"
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permission before sending anything. No unsolicited materials
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contacts: Fernando Lagier, company head
Biz: Co-produces films within Latin America, especially in Mexico and Brazil. Budgets up to $3 million.
Recent pics: "Ladies Night," "A dona da historia," "O casamento de Romeu et Julieta"
Advice: Please send a personal presentation email first.
4 Wembly Road Studios
Contacts: Genevieve Hofmeyr, Philip Key, executive producers
Biz: Co-production financing from local institutions.
Advice: Email us.
P.O. Box 7400
Studio City, CA 91614
Phone: (818) 985-3003
Contacts: Ernst "Etchie" Stroh, CEO; Yael Stroh, prexy
Biz: Provides distribution, production and financing for feature-length theatrical films.
Recent pics: "Hotel," "Dancing at the Blue Iguana"
Advice: Please mail cover letter, project description and synopsis (no scripts).
Mosaic Media Group
9200 Sunset Blvd., 1 0th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 786-4900
Contacts: Charles Roven, Eric Gold, Jimmy Miller, partners
Biz: Motion picture, television, music production and artist management company. Mosaic unites film and music company Atlas Entertainment and its affiliated music management company Atlas/Third Rail Management, with the talent management group The Gold/Miller Company.
Recent pics: "Batman Begins," "Kicking and Screaming," "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed"
Advice: Please submit scripts/projects via attorney or agency. We do not accept unsolicited materials.
5225 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 604
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Contacts: Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich, Russell Smith, partners
Biz: Pics released and completed to date are adaptations developed by the partners. Generally speaking, budgets are under $25 million.
Recent pics: "Ghostworld," "The Libertine," "The Dancer Upstairs"
Advice: Filmmakers may best approach our company carefully and optimistically with prior work and some fast talk.
Muse Entertainment Enterprises
4670 Sainte-Catherine St. West, Suite 200
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 1S5, Canada
Contacts: Michael Prupas, prexy; Irene Litinsky, VP production; Jesse Prupas, director of development
Biz: Produces and internationally distributes films and television movies, series and mini-series, many of which are international co-productions.
Recent pics: "Savage Messiah"
Advice: For more information about co-productions please contact Jesse Prupas.
405 S Beverly Drive, 5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Contacts: Kirk D'Amico, prexy; Linda Chiu, creative executive, international production; J.C. Rappaport, director of development and acquisitions Biz: Independent production, acquisitions and sales company of theatrically driven feature films and TV programming.
Recent pics: "Kinsey," "Eulogy," "Trauma"
Advice: Approach us with completed or packaged projects for our full attention. No unsolicited scripts please.
9229 Sunset Blvd., Suite 601
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Contacts: Chris Williams, co-founder/CEO; Craig Singer, co-founder; Adam Ambrose, manager, development
Biz: A diverse media company that focuses on early-stage development by crafting original film, television and other projects with an inhouse team of writers, then forging project-by-project partnerships with production companies providing additional resources, including financing.
Nandar Entertainment Group
3610 W. Magnolia Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91505
Contact: Nancy Criss (Producer), Darrell Milstead (Producer), Christopher
Atkins (Head of Development), Jim McCullough (VP of Production)
Types of business: Film Production
Recent releases: "True Legends of the West"
Surfview Reminder: Ask for permission before sending anything. No unsolicited materials accepted.
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Natexis Banques Populaires
1901 Ave. of the Stars, Suite 1901
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: (310) 203-8710
Contacts: Mark Harrington, senior VP, manager; Bennett Pozil, VP, group manager
Biz: Bank financing for film/television production and acquisition.
Recent pics: "Shopgirl," "Texas Chainsaw Massacre," "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle"
New Films Intl.
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 510
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Contacts: Nesim Hason, prexy; Sezin Sonar, VP; Ron Gell, executive VP
Biz: Provides co-production funding and finishing funds.
Recent pics: "Marie and Bruce," "November," "Off the Map"
Advice: We are looking to establish long-term relationships with directors and producers with developed properties who are looking for a sales company to get involved with their film. Open to aggressively marketing as well as packaging and pre-selling.
New Generation Films
304 N. Edinburgh Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90048
Contacts: Evgeny Afineevsky, co-chairman/prexy; Benjamin Nof, executive prexy; Svetlana Anufrieva, VP production
Recent pics: "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay," "Gunga Din"
Advice: Open for new projects through mail.
Newmark/Echelon Entertainment Group
400 S. Victory Blvd., Suite 203
Contacts: Eric Louzil, prexy/CEO; Gloria Morrison, prexy of development/acquisitions
Biz: Supports the domestic theatrical distribution of independent films with aggressive P&A packages. Guarantee producers full theatrical distribution along with cash for prints and advertising. Also offers release strategy planning, targeted marketing, favored access to screens as well as the handling of international film rights and domestic ancillary rights for broadcast, cable and homevideo.
Recent pics: "Fish Without a Bicycle "Swimming Upstream," "Rabbit Hash"
Advice: Follow your passion and learn how to deliver your film.
Newmarket Entertainment Group
202 N. Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Contacts: William Tyrer, Chris J. Ball, cofounders; John Crye, creative executive
Biz: Produces, finances and releases features. Company's main criteria for any film it is involved with is quality. Large or small budgets; concerned with films that boast a certain level of artistic and commercial merit.
Recent pics: "The Passion of the Christ," "Monster," "Whale Rider"
Advice: We focus on intelligent and innovative storytelling.
North by Northwest
903 W. Broadway Ave.
Contacts: Rich Cowan, CEO; Tay Voye, Bibi Channer, managing directors
Biz: Full-service production and distribution company offering self-contained studio and post-production facilities. Finances, develops, produces and distributes.
Recent pics: "Mozart and the Whale," "Hangman's Curse"
Advice: For production services, contact the Spokane office; distribution contact the L.A. office.
Phone: + 353-1-276-9528
Contacts: James Flynn, Catherine Tiernan, Morgan O'Sullivan, producers
Biz: Develops and produces feature films for the international market.
Recent pics: "Inside I'm Dancing"
50-51 Conduit St., 4th Floor
London, W1 S 2YT, U.K.
Contacts: Jim Howell, CEO; Simon Barnes, head of film sales; Linda Vezzoli, sales and marketing manager
Biz: Financier, distributor and sales agent for independently produced feature film and television programming.
Recent pics: "Charlie Jade," "Goose!" "Bob the Butler"
Advice: We are always interested in projects with a good package and substantial attachments.
335 Maple Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Contacts: Chris Adams, chief vision officer and senior VP business development; Michael Roban, executive VP, business affairs and operations; Chris Salvaterra, exec VP of production
Biz: Company focuses on facilitating socially relevant, commercially viable feature films and documentaries.
Recent pics: "American Gun"
Advice: We don't accept unsolicited manuscripts or projects.
9065 Nemo St.
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 274-0745
Contacts: Michael Mendelsohn, prexy; Sam Duff and Denise Hahn, executive assistants
Biz: Boutique merchant banking firm with a focus on entertainment and media financing for major corporate entities, project finance, and emerging new media growth sectors.
Types of finance: bank production loans, gap financing, receivables financing, European tax-based production financing, equity and mezzanine financing.
Projects sought: major studio domestic for 35% of budget; director- or talent-driven independent pictures. Genres: big-budget sci-fi-actioners, romance, horror, crime and military.
Recent pics: "Lord of War," "Open Mic," "A Gay Love Story"
Advice: Submit a package-film finance checklist, script, synopsis,
talent info, budget and foreign sales.
6565 Sunset Blvd., Suite 426
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (323) 462-8002
Contacts: David Guy Levy, CEO/cofounder; Gregory Leonarczyk, CFO/co-founder
Biz: Develops, produces and delivers quality entertainment at low cost. Also deals in completion financing and distribution.
Recent pics: "Vinyl," "London Fields" Advice: Call us.
1680 N. Vine St., Suite 605
Contacts: Christopher Coppola, prexy; Nick Paine, head of production
Recent pics: "Palmer's Pick-Up " "The Creature of the Sunny Side-Up Trailer Park"
Advice: Script submissions should go through the Web site.
141 Fifth Ave., Suite 8N
New York, NY 10010
Contacts: Celine Rattray, Gait Niederhoffer, Daniela Taplin
Biz: Produces projects of any budget and raises financing from appropriate sources.
Recent pics: "Lonesome Jim," "The Baxter"
Advice: Success is 90% passion and 10% luck.
7095 Hollywood Blvd., Suite 789
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: (310) 849-7117
Contacts: Vincent de Ville, CEO
Biz: Specializes in American-European co-productions. Assists in setting up co-production deals and submitting applications to funds.
Recent pics: "Semmelweis"
Advice: Filmmakers should submit a one-page description of the project by email, detailing talent attachments and financing, and a one-paragraph synopsis.
Portman Film & Television
21-25 St. Anne's Court
London, W1F OBJ, U.K.
Contacts: Tristan Whalley, Jenifer Landor
Biz: Agency focuses on the packaging, financing, marketing and international sales of feature films and television drama. Each year four to six features are sourced, primarily from the U.K., U.S., Australia and New Zealand.
Recent pics: "Omagh," "A Way of Life," "Bullet Boy"
Rio Mixcoac 206-62B, Col. Acacias
03240 Mexico, D.F Mexico
Contact: Eva Lopez-Sanchez
Biz: Low-budget films.
Recent pics: "Francisca ( ... de que lado estas?)," "3.3," "Women"
Advice: We are interested in fresh stories.
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