|Born||July 19, 1977|
Syracuse, New York, USA
|Organization||Media Capital Technologies|
Christopher Woodrow is an American businessman, financier and movie producer. He is the founder and chairman at Media Capital Technologies, a global entertainment company focused on strategic investments in premium content and intellectual property.
Woodrow co-founded and served as chairman and CEO at Vendian Entertainmentand Worldview Entertainment, motion picture financing and production companies. These companies financed and produced over 30 feature films. The films, including Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) and Hacksaw Ridge , have grossed in excess of $700 million worldwide, been nominated for 16 Academy Awards and won six Oscars including Best Picture. Variety named Woodrow as one of 10 Producers To Watch in 2012, while Deadline named him as one of five Producers To Watch at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013.
Prior to this, he founded and was managing director at Prospect Point Capital, an investment company focused on structured finance and venture capital opportunities in media and entertainment. Woodrow was previously a vice president at Citigroup Global Markets and worked in investment banking at Oppenheimer & Co. He performed his undergraduate studies at the University of Alabama.
Robert Bruce Simonds Jr. is an American film producer, entrepreneur and the founder, chairman and CEO of STX Entertainment, which creates, produces, distributes, finances and markets film, television, digital media, and live events and virtual reality. The company bridges the gap between China and the US, with additional partnerships around the globe. According to The Wall Street Journal, in its first four years, Simonds more than tripled the company's valuation to an estimated US$3.5 billion. In September 2017, it was reported that STX was close to an initial public offering on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), and in April 2018, the company announced it had filed for an IPO. In October 2018, it was announced that STX would not go through with the IPO, as market conditions had changed. Prior to STX, Simonds was an independent film producer whose over 30 films have generated more than $6 billion in worldwide box office revenue.
Participant is a film production company founded in 2004 by Jeffrey Skoll, dedicated to entertainment intended to spur social change. The company finances and co-produces film and television content, as well as digital entertainment through its subsidiary SoulPancake, which the company acquired in 2016.
Plan B Entertainment Holdings, LLC, more commonly known as Plan B, is an American production company founded in November in 2001 by Brad Grey, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston. In 2005, after Pitt and Aniston divorced, Grey became the CEO of Paramount Pictures and Pitt became the sole owner of the company. It currently holds a production deal with Annapurna Pictures, former deals include Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros. and New Regency. The president of the company was for many years Dede Gardner, but she and Pitt named Jeremy Kleiner co-president with Gardner in 2013. Three of the production company's movies, The Departed, 12 Years a Slave and Moonlight, have won the Academy Award for Best Picture.
2016 in film is an overview of events, including the highest-grossing films, award ceremonies, festivals, and a list of films released and deaths.
Open Road Films, LLC, formerly Global Road Entertainment from 2017 to 2018, is an American film production and distribution company based in Los Angeles, California. It was launched in March 2011 as a joint venture between the two largest American theatrical exhibitors, AMC Theatres and Regal Entertainment Group, who both owned the company until it was acquired by Tang Media Partners, a media company owned by Donald Tang, in August 2017. After Tang's purchase, Open Road and IM Global both rebranded as "Global Road Entertainment". In September 2018, Open Road declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The bankruptcy did not effect TMP, IM Global or IM Global TV. In November 2018, Open Road agreed to be purchased by Raven Capital Management. Raven completed its acquisition in February 2019.
Lava Bear Films is a production and film financing company producing three to five projects annually that are specifically designed for the global marketplace. The company was founded in 2011 by David Linde who served as CEO until October, 2015 when Participant Media announced that Linde joined the company as its CEO. Lava Bear’s development slate of over fifteen titles and upcoming productions will continue to be overseen by Tory Metzger, President and Partner of Lava Bear, with Linde’s support during his transition.
Joey McFarland is an American film producer and the founder of McFarland Entertainment, a content development and production company for both film and television. He was previously vice chairman of Red Granite Pictures.
Red Granite Pictures is an American film production and distribution company, co-founded by Riza Aziz and Joey McFarland in 2010.
Worldview Entertainment is an American independent motion picture company that finances and produces theatrical quality feature films for worldwide distribution. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. Worldview has produced films including Child 44, Birdman, Blood Ties, The Green Inferno, and Killer Joe.
Annapurna Pictures is an American motion picture company founded by Megan Ellison in 2011. It specializes in film production, television production, video game publishing, distribution, marketing, and finance.
Bron Studios, stylized as BRON Studios, is a Canadian motion picture company based in British Columbia owned by Bron Media Corporation. Bron's notable productions include The Mule, I Saw the Light, Henchmen, Into the Forest, Roman J. Israel, Esq.,Rudderless, Welcome to Me, A Single Shot, Trust Me, Tumbledown, The Driftless Area, Foreverland,Joker and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.
Garrett Basch is an American film and television producer. He is best known for his work on the HBO limited series The Night Of.
The BFG is a 2016 American fantasy animation adventure film directed and co-produced by Steven Spielberg, written by Melissa Mathison and based on the 1982 novel of the same name by Dahl. The film stars Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader. In the film, a 10-year-old orphaned girl named Sophie befriends a benevolent giant dubbed the "Big Friendly Giant", who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.
Lilly Hartley is an American documentary film producer and actress, and the founder of Candescent Films.
Broad Green Pictures was a production and financing company. It was founded in 2014 by CEO Gabriel Hammond and Chief Creative Officer, Daniel Hammond.
Andrés Muschietti is an Argentine filmmaker who achieved wide recognition with the 2013 film Mama which he made with Neil Cross and his sister, producer and screenwriter Barbara Muschietti, based on the three-minute film of the same name. This film, which he made at age 39, had attracted the attention of Guillermo del Toro, who then served as executive producer.
Johnny Lin is an American film producer. He is the principal of Filmula Entertainment and president of licensor Filmula International.
Stanley Preschutti is an American film producer and technology executive. Preschutti presented new 3D entertainment technology at the 3D Summit on 20 September 2012 in Hollywood, California. He is best known for producing Doorman, A Violent Separation, Long Gone Heroes, Becoming, Girl, Dead Trigger, Ripped, Extracurricular, and Villain. On March 2018, Preschutti was announced as executive producer for the independent movie Think Like a Dog starring Josh Duhamel alongside Megan Fox.