Monday, May 23, 2011

Matthew Rhodes is named Prexy of Mandalay Vision

Our friend, Matthew Rhodes, has been named President of Mandalay Vision.  Just days after losing its head, Mandalay Vision has found a new leader and a new location. At the same time, parent company Mandalay Pictures has locked in $50 million in financing with Prescience, the company that financed The Kings Speech.  Matthew Rhodes has been named as president of the label, whose focus is on the indie side of the film business. (It recently made Soul Surfer and was behind The Kids Are All Right.)  The move follows the departure earlier this week of Celine Rattray, who is now partnering with Trudie Styler for Maven Pictures.

As part of the Rhodes era, Mandalay Vision will move from New York to Mandalay Pictures’ offices in Los Angeles.

Rhodes’s producing credits include as An Unfinished Life starring Robert Redford, Morgan Freeman and Jennifer Lopez; Southland Tales from director Richard Kelly; Passengers with Anne Hathaway; and the upcoming Nailed from director David O. Russell starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel.

On the financing side, Prescience will provide $50 million of production financing for a slate of up to six feature films over the next two years. Ealing Metro, the Prescience/Ealing Studios joint venture, will have an option to handle international sales on all titles that are identified under the deal.

The budgets for the projects will be in the $5 to $15 million range, with Prescience providing most of the funding, although greenlighting will happen by both entities.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Our client, Saddle Ranch Productions, Inks deal with Image Entertainment.

Congratulations to our client, Saddle Ranch Productions who inked a distribution deal with Image Entertainment as reported in the Hollywood Reporter.  Tifanie Jodeh negotiated the deal on behalf of Saddle Ranch Productions. To read the full article go to:

Monday, May 2, 2011

Entertainment Law Parnters named as the official law firm for the Santa Catalina Film Festival

ELP is a passionate supporter of independent film. We are honored to be named the official law firm of the Santa Catalina Film Festival!  Tifanie Jodeh and Steve Kaplan will oversee the project and provide a full range of legal services to the Festival.
In celebration of our new appointment, ELP is co-hosting a VIP, invite only Mimosa Mixer on Sunday, May 8th aboard the majestic Storm Maker III. 

About Santa Catalina Film Festival:
Hollywood's elite will descend upon the city of Avalon for the 1st annual Santa Catalina Film Festival to take place on May 6-8th, 2011.  Filmmakers from around the world will come to celebrate the art and entertainment of independent film within the Hollywood historic walls of the world’s first-ever built sound theater. This gorgeous 1,200-seat theater is where Cecil B. DeMille and Charlie Chaplin came to screen their very first talkie films. It is here where the Santa Catalina Film Festival’s Red Carpet arrivals, Opening Gala, and premiere film kicks-off.

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