Experience managing every step of film development, packaging, production, distribution, and exhibition. Have managed this process on three films financed and produced by 2929 Productions (and received 'co-producer' credit on each):
THE EX starring Zach Braff, Amanda Peet, Jason Bateman, Amy Adams, Amy Poehler, Charles Grodin, Mia Farrow, and Paul Rudd. Produced by Ted Hope (THE ICE STORM). Wide release by the Weinstein Company in Q2 2007.
WE OWN THE NIGHT starring Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Wahlberg, Eva Mendes, and Robert Duvall. Nominee for the Palm d'or at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. Wide release by Columbia Pictures Q4 2007. Theatrical gross of $30mm in the US and nearly $60mm worldwide. Nominee for the Cesar (French Oscar) for best non-French film of 2007.
THE LIFE BEFORE HER EYES starring Uma Thurman and Evan Rachel Wood and directed by Vadim Perelman (HOUSE OF SAND & FOG). Platform release Q2 2008.
Interested in further educating myself on independent film investment, production, and exploitation. Following closely the slow contraction of the major studio apparatus and, more recently, theatrically specialty space. In addition to development and physical production experience, have unique access to data concerning the advantages of forward-looking production and distribution strategies via 2929's vertically integrated system. Having only experienced life within an extraordinarily well-capitalized system, am interested in learning more about other ways of sourcing film investment--PE, soft-money, banking, etc.
Specialties: Screenplay development, physical production, basic P&L modeling