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Scott Free Productions
Scott Free Productions was formed in 1995 and is the film and television production vehicle of esteemed film director Ridley Scott. The company is responsible for some of the most successful films ever made – including Top Gun, Gladiator, Blade Runner, Alien, American Gangster, Thelma and Louise and Black Hawk Down. Scott Free films have received over 60 Academy Award® nominations.
Benaroya Pictures was founded in 2006 by CEO Michael Benaroya to develop, finance, and produce major motion pictures across a variety of genres and platforms. Along with an active in-house development wing, Benaroya Pictures also packages and invests in outside projects, allowing the company to work with the A-list talent of today while also grooming the up-and-coming filmmakers of tomorrow. With the ability to develop and finance feature films, Benaroya Pictures views each project as an intellectual property that can be adapted for various formats beyond the silver screen.
West Coast Film Partners
West Coast Film Partners has emerged with a team of seasoned industry professionals. The principals and associates of WCFP have well over 30 years of experience in the sales and distribution of successful motion pictures. Collectively, the directors and associates of WCFP have participated in more than 60 film projects, with a strong network of talent, production, and distribution executives. The company associates of WCFP have been nominated for two Academy Awards, seven Grammy Awards, one Golden Globe, three Writer's Guild Awards, and three Emmy Awards; as well as having received one Academy Award, one Writer's Guild Award and one Grammy Award.
Signature Entertainment was founded in 2011 by Marc Goldberg and has become one of the leading distribution companies in the UK, with over 700 titles released. In 2018 the company’s production arm, Signature Films was founded with an aim to focus on storytellers, filmmakers and properties that emphasize both creativity and commercial potential. With a team of avid film lovers on board, the Signature Films brings expertise in production, distribution, finance, and working with A-list talent and already boasts a diverse slate of films, such as The Hatton Garden Job (starring Larry Lamb, Matthew Goode and Stephen Moyer) and Final Score (starring Dave Bautista and Pierce Brosnan).
Schemers Entertainment is a full-service production and management company founded by producer/manager Gavin Dorman. Schemers represents a diverse slate of writer, director, and producer clients whose award-winning works have appeared at numerous film festivals - including Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW - and have been financed, produced, and/or distributed by some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Blumhouse, Netflix, and Hulu.
Cinelou Films is a full-service film development, financing and production company based in Los Angeles, CA. Cinelou’s emphasis is on producing prestigious, critically acclaimed movies driven by auteur directors and powerful, moving performances. As co-CEOs of Cinelou, Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton are able to tap into their wealth of resources from over thirty years experience in the film industry to bring relatable, entertaining and high caliber scripts to life. The first film under this joint venture, Cake, starring Jennifer Aniston, Sam Worthington and Anna Kendrick, garnered Golden Globes, SAG and Critic’s Choice nominations, further proving that Solomon and Canton have the vision, drive and relationships necessary to bring critical and commercial success to Cinelou’s slate of films.
Julia Tyrrell Management
Julia Tyrrell Management is a literary agency whose clients are writers and writer/directors for film, television, radio and theatre. Their boutique list offers a range of experience from established award-winning talent to exciting emerging voices.
Grade A Entertainment
Andy Cohen is the President of Grade A Entertainment, a production and management company producing film, television and theatre and representing writers, directors and authors. Before founding Grade A, Andy spent a number of years as both an executive and a producer. In all, Andy has been involved in the development, sale and/or production of over 80 film projects, 30 television movies and 30 series. He currently has an eclectic slate of projects set up at the studios, networks and independent financiers.
Corona was forged by two experienced and successful film producers, Richard Johns and Rupert Jermyn, who share a passion to bring the most ambitious, fresh and surprising storytelling with top-tier creative talent to audiences around the world. We believe that the creative elements naturally inform the commercial planning. We work with distributors in every sector and as such we're platform agnostic. Coming from independent feature films and now firmly entrenched in television, we differentiate ourselves by our entrepreneurialism. Every film and drama is unique – and we build a bespoke business plan around each unique piece of content.
Unstoppable Film and Television are an exciting and ambitious production company based in London, UK, founded by Noel Clarke and Jason Maza. Having built up an incredible track record in features, working mostly with incredibly fresh, exciting and diverse talent, the company is now focusing on television production. Over the past few years they have been proven to be at the forefront of projects that are new and authentic, with a focus on stories that have international appeal and the potential to be incredibly cinematic. They have produced over 12 feature films, the latest being BAFTA-winner Jessica Hynes' directing debut The Fight and upcoming Sky Cinema film Twist starring Michael Caine, Lena Headey & Rita Ora.
Founded in Mumbai in 2005, Reliance Entertainment is the wholly owned, flagship media arm of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. It has significant influence in the filmed entertainment industry, particularly within production, distribution and exhibition. Reliance Entertainment has built an impressive film production slate in Hindi, English and other languages, which it markets and distributes globally. Following its association with IM global, the company now benefits from an international sales team, excellent reputation and global presence.
Stone Village Productions
Founded in 1998, Stone Village Productions, Inc. (“SVP”) is an independent, privately owned media finance and production company led by Producer and 20 year industry veteran Scott Steindorff. The company specializes in the production of commercial, studio quality feature film content, primarily based on best selling novels, and intended for a global audience. SVP has a premium portfolio of commercial intellectual property and projects in development with A-level talent involved. Drawing on its past experience to attract A-level stars to its content, SVP populates its films with stars, both veteran and emerging.
Lit Entertainment Group
Adam Kolbrenner’s Lit Entertainment Group is a newly launched literary management and production company based in Beverly Hills, CA. Previously, Kolbrenner co-founded Madhouse Entertainment. Lit Entertainment Group clients include Josh Campbell & Matt Stuecken (10 Cloverfield Lane), Mikki Daughtry & Tobias Iaconis (CBS Films’ Five Feet Apart), Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners, Raised by Wolves), David Guggenheim (Safe House, Designated Survivor), Matt Lieberman (Christmas Chronicles, Free Guy, Addams Family and Playing with Fire), Justin Marks (Disney’s Jungle Book, Top Gun 2 and Starz’s Counterpart), Sascha Penn (Creed 2), and Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain Marvel and writer/director of The Slows) among many others.
Tempo Productions is a film production company founded by Piers Tempest and Jo Bamford. The company operates from Yorkshire and London and produces independent film and media, with commercial appeal for audiences worldwide. The company invests in strategic media assets where clear synergies to the core of our group exist.
Gemma Hirst Associates
Literary Media, Film & TV Agency. GHA represents writers, directors, showrunners, producers and script editors working on projects ranging from feature films, original and returning television drama series, comedy, animation, radio drama and theatre. We also handle film and television rights to books.
For over a decade Hurricane Films have been telling great stories – fact and fiction – for both the big and small screen. The Company is owned and run by Solon Papadopoulos and Roy Boulter, with each partner bringing a wealth of experience from their highly successful individual careers.
Two Brothers Pictures
Two Brothers Pictures was set up by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated writer and producers Harry and Jack Williams in 2014, producing Emmy and Bafta award winning drama and comedy television in the UK. Two Brothers Pictures has quickly become one of the most exciting and successful production companies in the UK.
Sundial Pictures is a New York City based independent film production company, dedicated to producing documentary and feature films. We work in all stages of the film making process, from development through distribution. Filmmakers seeking independent film production guidance find the assistance needed at Sundial Pictures.
Cedar Park Entertainment
Cedar Park Entertainment is the independent studio formed by Chris Long, former Programming Chief at Audience Network and Filmmaker David Ayer. Cedar Park's first television project is FAMILY CRIMES, written by Ayer and produced in conjunction with Jerry Bruckheimer Television. Cedar Park also acquired Stephen King's THE BONE CHURCH to be adapted into a drama series, on which Cedar Park will serve as the studio as well, as well as COINTELPRO from Leon Hendrix and Ajani Jackson about a massive rogue spy operation conducted by the FBI targeting progressive political activists. Set in 1960s Chicago, this story chronicles a campaign of lies, sabotage, and assassination intended to tear apart the young Civil Rights Movement from the inside.
Killer Films is a New York City-based independent film production company. The company has produced a number of the most acclaimed American independent films over the past two decades including Far From Heaven (nominated for four Academy Awards), Boys Don't Cry (Academy Award winner), One Hour Photo, Kids, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Happiness, Velvet Goldmine, Safe, I Shot Andy Warhol, Swoon, I'm Not There (Academy Award nominated), Kill Your Darlings, Still Alice (Academy Award winner) and Carol (nominated for six Academy Awards).
Established in 1992, Shoreline Entertainment is one of the longest running and most prolific film sales companies in the industry. Shoreline is an eminent participant at more than 15 major media markets and film festivals each year. Our international presence cultivates strong relationships with over a thousand content distributors, broadcasters, and film festival programmers worldwide. With over 300 films in the catalogue, our lineup includes every genre and a diverse collection of languages and cultures. Shoreline has represented a significant number of award-winning titles including films that have premiered at Berlinale, Rotterdam, Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Tribeca, and many more, as well as films that have been nominated for Independent Spirit Awards and Golden Globes.
Broken Road Productions
Broken Road Productions was started by Todd Garner, a veteran producer and Hollywood creative executive with a unique gift for creating and nurturing mainstream, commercial motion pictures. In various capacities throughout his career, Garner has developed, overseen, executive produced or produced well over 170 movies, many of them major hits for their respective studios. Formerly a founding partner of Revolution Studios and before that co-head of production at Walt Disney Studios, Garner founded Broken Road Productions in summer 2005. In the last twelve years, Broken Road has produced fifteen movies and counting.
AFFIRM Films, the industry leader in Faith-based films, is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company. Dedicated to producing, acquiring, marketing and distributing films which inspire, uplift, and entertain audiences for over a decade. Sony Pictures launched AFFIRM Films in 2007 to meet the increasing demands from audiences looking for quality, mainstream films that reflect their spiritual beliefs and values
Sui Generis Pictures
Ross Katz, the founder of Sui Generis Pictures is a Producer, Content Creator and Filmmaker. As a Producer, he has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for producing In the Bedroom and Lost in Translation, winning a Golden Globe for the latter. In 2009, Katz expanded into writing and directing with HBO Films Taking Chance, starring Kevin Bacon. He was the recipient of the DGA and WGA Awards, and Kevin Bacon won the Golden Globe for that film. After producing 2019’s My Dinner With Hervé for HBO, Katz spent a year as Head of Production and Development for SK Global. Ross’s first job in the movie business was as a grip on Reservoir Dogs. In addition to Quentin Tarantino, he was lucky enough to have worked with Ang Lee, Oliver Stone, and Sydney Pollack, before starting his own filmmaking journey. He is a proud member of the Motion Picture Academy, the DGA, PGA, and WGA.
1821 Pictures is a media company based in Los Angeles with divisions in Film, Television, Publishing (Comics/Kids), & Music. Our film division is currently producing the upcoming films Machete Kills, While We Were Here (Kate Bosworth), and Jane Got a Gun with Natalie Portman. Along with past titles as The Invention of Lying, Swing Vote, Veronika Decides to Die, The Box and With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story. Our publishing side is both a NY Times Best Seller and Guinness World Record holder with our futuristic graphic novel Romeo & Juliet: The War, which was created with comic book legend Stan Lee. We have also launched a new publishing imprint devoted to kids under the age of 10 called Stan Lee's Kids Universe.
Sid Gentle Films
Sid Gentle Films Ltd. was founded in 2013 to develop and produce innovative, original and ambitious television drama and feature films. We work with leading writing, directing and on-screen talent from both the U.K. and abroad.
Linda Seifert Management
Linda Seifert Management is highly regarded for its proactive approach in developing relationships with both UK-based and international producers, financiers and broadcasters.
Cinema Libre Studio
Cinema Libre Studio is a leader in the production and distribution of award-winning, high concept narratives and social issue nonfiction films. Since 2003, the studio has released over 150 titles and remains at the forefront of the independent film movement, providing the expertise and relationships that filmmakers need to find their global audience across all platforms. Headquartered in Burbank, CA, the team has worked on dozens of award-winning films, including the Sundance Audience Award‐winning Fuel, The End Of Poverty?, Rachid Bouchareb's London River, and Oliver Stone's South of the Border. The studio is currently developing John Perkins' best-selling memoir, Confessions Of An Economic Hit, into a major motion picture and Angola 1, 2 & 3, a narrative film based on the lives of three unjustly incarcerated men in Louisiana's infamous state prison.
Freestyle Digital Media
Freestyle Digital Media [FDM] is an independent film maker’s home. You’re working passionately to create something special, and we support that. We recognize your sacrifice, your passion and your entrepreneurship. Led by a top-tier team of industry veterans, Freestyle Digital Media’s mission is to provide promotional support, placement, and merchandising over the life of the term, well beyond the initial distribution lifecycle. We also offer a menu of a la carte services including publicity, social media and direct email marketing, piracy protection, creative advertising, and theatrical booking, enabling filmmakers to leverage our reach to access discounted vendor pricing.
Amblin Partners is a film and television production company, led by Steven Spielberg, that develops and produces films using the Amblin Entertainment, DreamWorks Pictures and Participant Media banners and includes Amblin Television, a longtime leader in quality programming. The company’s investment partners include Participant Media, Reliance Entertainment, Entertainment One (eOne), Alibaba Pictures and Universal Pictures.
Simon West Productions
Simon West started his career when he joined the BBC Film Department aged 18 as an assistant film editor. After four years of working on numerous prestigious BBC dramas, documentaries and current affairs programs West left to direct music videos and TV commercials gaining many international industry awards. His commercial work lead to work in the US where several of his award winning “Superbowl Spots” caught the attention of the Hollywood Studios. West’s first film “CON AIR” starring Nicholas Cage was quickly followed by “THE GENERAL’S DAUGHTER” starring John Travolta and then “LARA CROFT: TOMB RAIDER” starring Angelina Jolie. West is the only live action director ever whose first three 3 films all grossed over $100m at the US box office.
Knight Hall Agency
The Rod Hall Agency was formed in May 1997 and renamed as Knight Hall Agency in May 2011 to represent playwrights and screenwriters, writers who also direct, directors and stage and screen rights in selected novels. We wanted the company to reflect the best aspects of both small and large agencies. So, we have a dedicated office in Shoreditch, and maintain a network of contacts worldwide – but also aim for the personal touch. We keep our business highly specialised, our client base small but perfectly formed, and staff numbers to a minimum so as to provide maximum continuity in all our dealings.
Curzon is a BAFTA award winning integrated film company incorporating Distribution, Cinema, Home cinema and Production. Curzon owns, operates and programmes 20 venues, encompassing 42 screens across the UK, specialising in curated, quality international and British cinema, as well as Q&As, events and special performances. Curzon has won the best foreign language Oscar and BAFTA for six years running and in the last ten years, five of its films have won the coveted Palme d’Or at the Cannes film festival. Curzon releases films by many of the world’s greatest filmmakers and its pedigree is second to none.
Salon is a dynamic, modern day, multi-disciplinary Originator and Producer of Feature Film, Documentary, TV and Branded Content. Award-winning and BAFTA-nominated producers Nick Taussig and Paul Van Carter founded Salon in 2013. With a focus on exceptional material, Salon is committed to a close creative relationship with talent, to develop and produce a portfolio of intelligent and unique films & documentaries, and manage this library in the marketplace.
Bellevue Productions is a literary management and production company, focused on finding new voices and working with them to realize their ambitions within the world of film and television.
Sheil Land Associates
Sheil Land Associates is a long-established literary, theatrical and film agency dating back to 1962. They have eleven staff including six agents and their assistants, all of whom are strongly supported by friendly and experienced finance and administrative staff, making them one of the top five literary agencies in the UK.
Met Film Production
Founded in 2007, Met Film Production is an independent production company making high quality fiction and documentary films for theatrical audiences worldwide. Together with our sister companies, Met Film Sales, Met Film School and Met Post, we provide a synergistic environment for established and emerging talent. Our most recent releases include two Jerry Rothwell documentaries, SOUR GRAPES (produced for Arte and Netflix) and the Sundance award-winning HOW TO CHANGE THE WORLD.
The Blake Friedmann Literary Agency was founded in 1982 by merging the Julian Friedmann Literary Agency with the Carole Blake Literary Agency; Our screenwriters and writer/directors have also garnered many awards, including BAFTAs, Emmys, Oscar nominations, Directors Guild Awards, Edinburgh Festival Fringe First Awards, Sony Gold Radio Awards, Special Mention at the Berlin International Film Festival, and a Palme D'Or at Cannes.
The mission of InkTip.com is threefold: help the producer easily find a good script, save time for the agent and manager in locating the right people for their clients' scripts, or new clients, greatly increase exposure for the screenwriter InkTip was born in 2000 after witnessing the difficulties associates and friends in the industry have had in getting exposure for their works, let alone getting their scripts sold. Our initial research indicated that over 150 production companies use the Internet to find scripts, with more than twenty-five percent of these companies boasting good to excellent film credits. Since that time, the figure has greatly increased and InkTip.com, by itself, has more than 2000 registered industry members who now have access to writers' scripts.
The International Screenwriters' Association is a screenwriting resource and community founded by filmmaker Craig James Pietrowiak. The organization was founded in 2008 with the mission to provide resources to emerging screenwriters. There have been over 80,000 members since its launch.
WriterDuet is a screenwriting software for writing and editing screenplays and other forms of mass media. WriterDuet is built for collaboration with features like real-time co-writing, intuitive commenting, and in-app text and video chat.