Scott Pictures Launches International Sales & Joint Venture With Exclusive Media – JANE GOT A GUN Starring Natalie Portman First Title Announced
Scott Steindorff’s Scott Pictures, an affiliate of Stone Village Productions, has launched a new international sales company, Scott Pictures International (SPI) under a unique and exclusive three year partnership with leading sales agent Exclusive Media, it was announced today by Steindorff, Chairman of SPI and Alex Walton, President of International Sales and Distribution for Exclusive Media.
Exclusive Media will handle the international sales and servicing for all Scott Pictures’ theatrical feature film productions under this new separate SPI label.
Production and financing company Scott Pictures anticipates producing between 3 – 5 major feature films per year and those will be serviced under the deal. The first film to be announced is the Natalie Portman starrer JANE GOT A GUN, to be directed by Lynne Ramsay (WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN) from a script by Brian Duffield. Steindorff and banker Peter Nathanial will finance and produce the action movie with Portman through her Handsomecharlie Films banner alongside Terry Dougas (SWING VOTE) of 1821 and Chris Coen (FUNNY GAMES). Brillstein Entertainment Partners’ Aleen Keshishian will exec produce with 1821’s Paris Latsis, Scott Pictures’ Scott LaStaiti and Dylan Russell.
Set to start shooting in early 2013, JANE GOT A GUN centers on a woman who must ask an ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang who are out to kill him.
“Overseeing our own foreign sales is a natural next step for Scott Pictures as we plan to produce 3 – 5 of our own theatrically released pictures each year for the next 5 years. It’s about controlling the process, creating a brand and supplying great films to international distributors. We are extremely excited to be in business with Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Walton and their team. They have an excellent track record in this industry and will ensure we license, market and distribute our films effectively,” said Steindorff.
Walton continued, “It is very exciting to be working with clever creative partners who are building a thriving new business. We look forward to being instrumental in that growth for Scott and his team and JANE GOT A GUN is a great way to begin.”
The deal was brokered by CAA and negotiated by Paul Davidge, COO International for Exclusive Media and Dylan Russell for Scott Pictures.
Steindorff is joined by partners Peter Nathanial, Scott LaStaiti, Dylan Russell, and Peter Fruchtman in managing SPI within the Scott Pictures Group.
Exclusive Media’s international sales arm will continue to operate as a standalone entity, in addition to its joint venture with SPI.
Scott Pictures is also developing the horror thriller LAND OF THE LIVING from director Olivier Megaton and writer Nicci French based on the novel by Sean Gullette. Under Stone Village Pictures, Steindorff’s recent credits include THE HUMAN STAIN starring Anthony Hopkins, LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA and THE LINCOLN LAWYER starring Matthew McConaughey.
Helmed by Co-Chairmen Nigel Sinclair and Guy East, Exclusive Media is a major force in the production and international distribution arena. Currently in theatres through Open Road Films is Dax Shepard’s action comedy HIT AND RUN executive produced by Exclusive Media with the highly anticipated END OF WATCH starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña set for domestic release on September 21st, also through Open Road Films. The company recently wrapped production of CAN A SONG SAVE YOUR LIFE? starring Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Hailee Steinfeld, Adam Levine, CeeLo Green, James Corden and Catherine Keener directed by John Carney (ONCE) and Hammer’s THE QUIET ONES directed by John Pogue and starring Jared Harris and Sam Claflin. Also in post-production is Ron Howard’s epic RUSH starring Chris Hemsworth and Daniel Brühl produced with production partners Cross Creek Pictures, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Brian Grazer, and Revolution Films with Universal Pictures set to release theatrically in the US; and SNITCH starring Dwayne Johnson and Susan Sarandon to be released by Lionsgate/Summit Entertainment; and teen action comedy SO UNDERCOVER starring Miley Cyrus.
Upcoming Exclusive Media productions include AGENT: CENTURY 21 starring Cameron Diaz and Benicio del Toro; THE WOMAN IN BLACK: ANGELS OF DEATH, a follow up to the box office hit THE WOMAN IN BLACK starring Daniel Radcliffe; and A WALK AMONG THE TOMBSTONES starring Liam Neeson produced with Cross Creek Pictures, Double Feature Films and Jersey Films from writer/director Scott Frank.
Exclusive Media also represents a dynamic slate of third party productions including ROBOT & FRANK starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon currently in release through Samuel Goldwyn Films; AT ANY PRICE, starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron selected for both Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals; the ensemble DISCONNECT produced by William Horberg, Mickey Liddell and Jennifer Hilton also selected for this Fall’s Venice and Toronto International Film Festivals; LOOK OF LOVE, starring Annette Bening, Ed Harris and Robin Williams currently in post-production; THÉRÈSE also from producers Liddell and Horberg, starring Elizabeth Olsen, Jessica Lange, Oscar Isaac and Tom Felton; and THE GREEN INFERNO to be directed by Eli Roth.
ABOUT SCOTT PICTURES
Scott Pictures (SP) is a film production and finance company founded in 2012 to finance and produce quality, commercial feature films, with top level directors and talent. Scott Pictures is owned and managed by producer Scott Steindorff via Stone Village Productions, and owned by he and his partner Peter Nathanial. Also serving as partners and executives are Dylan Russell, Scott LaStaiti and Peter Fruchtman. SP has curated a handful of exciting film packages to put into production starting in the first quarter of 2013 including Ramsay’s JANE GOT A GUN, Rob Reiner’s YOU BELONG TO ME and Olivier Megaton’s LAND OF THE LIVING.