Tobin A. Armbrust (born 1971)is an American film producer who works for Exclusive Media, a film production and distribution company. The films he has produced include Firewall (2006), Let Me In (2010), The Woman in Black (2012), End of Watch (2012), Rush (2013), Begin Again (2013), and Dark Places (2014).
A film producer is a person who oversees film production. Either employed by a production company or working independently, producers plan and coordinate various aspects of film production, such as selecting the script; coordinating writing, directing, and editing; and arranging financing.
Firewall is a 2006 American-Australian crime thriller film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte. The film stars Harrison Ford as a banker who is forced by criminals, led by Paul Bettany, to help them steal $100 million. The film was a box office disappointment and received negative reviews from critics.
Let Me In is a 2010 American-British romantic horror film written and directed by Matt Reeves and starring Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elias Koteas, and Richard Jenkins. It is a remake of the 2008 Swedish film Let the Right One In. The film tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a female child vampire in Los Alamos, New Mexico, during the early 1980s.
After completing a bachelor's degree in political science at the University of California, Santa Barbara,Armbrust entered the film industry by working as a head of acquisitions at several distribution companies, including the French Canal+ Group and the Japanese Pony Canyon.
The University of California, Santa Barbara, is a public research university in Santa Barbara, California. It is one of the 10 campuses of the University of California system. Tracing its roots back to 1891 as an independent teachers' college, UCSB joined the University of California system in 1944 and is the third-oldest general-education campus in the system.
Canal Plus Group SA (Canal+) is a French film and television studio and distributor. It is owned and controlled by Vivendi and has a film library in excess of 5,000 films. Vivendi has sold some parts of Canal Plus to private investors which are still using the name of Canal Plus. It is headquartered in Issy-les-Moulineaux, in the suburbs of Paris.
Pony Canyon Inc., also known by the shorthand form Ponican, is a Japanese company, established on October 1, 1966, which publishes music, DVD and VHS videos, movies, and video games. It is affiliated with the Japanese media group Fujisankei Communications Group. Pony Canyon is a major leader in the music industry in Japan, with its artists regularly at the top of the Japanese charts. Pony Canyon is also responsible for releasing taped concerts from its artists as well as many anime productions and several film productions.
He then worked at Intermedia for seven years as Vice President of business development and of production; he was also a producer for Warner Bros., where he oversaw the development of over 30 films and served as a co-producer of the 2006 thriller film Firewall .He also ran Thunder Road Pictures with Basil Iwanyk until March 2006, when he was hired by Spitfire Pictures as a co-head of production.
Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. is an American entertainment company headquartered in Burbank, California and a subsidiary of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded in 1923, it has operations in film, television and video games and is one of the "Big Five" major American film studios, as well as a member of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA).
In 2008, he joined Exclusive Media, a British film production and distribution company founded the same year by Guy East and Nigel Sinclair, with whom Armbrust had worked at Intermedia. The first films whose production he oversaw at Exclusive Media were The Woman in Black and End of Watch , both of which were released in 2012 to financial success, followed by the 2013 releases, Parkland and Rush , which performed poorly at the North American box office.
Nigel Sinclair, CBE is a Scottish producer of Hollywood films.
The Woman in Black is a 2012 British-American-Swedish-Canadian supernatural horror film directed by James Watkins and written by Jane Goldman. It is the second adaptation of Susan Hill's 1983 novel of the same name, which was previously filmed in 1989. The film stars Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role, alongside Ciarán Hinds, Janet McTeer, Sophie Stuckey, and Liz White. The plot is set in early 20th-century England and follows a young, recently widowed lawyer who travels to a remote village where he discovers the vengeful ghost of a scorned woman is terrorizing the locals.
End of Watch is a 2012 American crime drama film written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Brian Taylor and Miguel Zavala, two Los Angeles Police Department officers who work in South Los Angeles. The film focuses on their day-to-day police work, their dealings with a certain group of gang members, their friendship with each other, and their personal relationships.
As a producer of Let Me In (2010), he and the film's other producers received a nomination for Best Feature at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.
The 20th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards, presented by the Independent Filmmaker Project, were held on November 29, 2010 and were hosted by Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci. The nominees were announced on October 18, 2010.
With Exclusive Media, he produced Begin Again (2013), The Quiet Ones (2014), A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014), and Dark Places (2014). As of 2014, Armbrust serves as the Exclusive Media's President of Worldwide Production and Acquisitions.
Begin Again is a 2013 American musical comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney and starring Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo. Knightley plays a singer-songwriter who is discovered by a struggling record label executive (Ruffalo) and collaborates with him to produce an album recorded in public locations all over New York City.
The Quiet Ones is a 2014 British supernatural horror film directed by John Pogue. Released theatrically on 10 April 2014 in the United Kingdom and 25 April 2014 in the United States, the film stars Jared Harris as a university professor attempting to prove poltergeists are manifestations of the human psyche and not supernatural beings. The film is loosely based on the Philip experiment, a 1972 parapsychology experiment conducted in Toronto.
A Walk Among the Tombstones is a 2014 American neo-noir action thriller film written and directed by Scott Frank, and based on the 1992 novel of the same name by Lawrence Block. It stars Liam Neeson, Dan Stevens, David Harbour, Brian Bradley, and Boyd Holbrook. The film was released on September 19, 2014. Critical reception was mixed and the film grossed $62 million worldwide.
Armbrust is married with two children, and lives and works in Beverly Hills, California.
Dan Lin is an American film producer. He is the founder and CEO of Rideback, a film and television production company that he formed in 2008 that has a first-look deal at Warner Bros. Lin produced Warner Bros.' Sherlock Holmes, Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, The Lego Movie, The Lego Batman Movie, The Lego Ninjago Movie, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part, and the horror film It, which holds the record for highest-grossing horror film. Lin also produced Disney's Aladdin, a live action adaptation of the 1992 animated feature.
StudioCanal is a French film production and distribution company that owns the third-largest film library in the world. The company is a unit of the Canal+ Group, owned by Vivendi.
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The Carsey-Werner Company is an independent production company founded in 1981 by former ABC writer/producer duo Marcy Carsey and Tom Werner. Caryn Mandabach was made a partner in the firm in 2001, but left in 2004 to embark on her own production deal.
Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures is an American film distributor owned by The Walt Disney Company. It handles theatrical distribution, marketing and promotion for films produced and released by the Walt Disney Studios, including Walt Disney Pictures, Walt Disney Animation Studios, Pixar, Marvel Studios, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures and Blue Sky Studios.
Intermedia was a film production company, wholly owned by IM Internationalmedia AG.
Reliance Entertainment Pvt Ltd is a division of the Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group handling its media and entertainment business, across content and distribution platforms.
Syncopy Films Inc. is a British film production company based in London, England. The company was founded by film director, screenwriter and producer Christopher Nolan and his wife, producer Emma Thomas. The name Syncopy Films derives from "syncope", the medical term for fainting or loss of consciousness.
CBS Films Inc. is an American film production and distribution company founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of CBS Corporation and is considered a mini-major studio.
IM Global is an American independent film and TV production company. The company was founded by Stuart Ford in April 2007 and operating in international film, television and music production, as well as sales and international distribution. The company financed or produced over 30 Hollywood feature films and controlled a library of over 300 films.
Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA) is a specialty film division of Sony Pictures. The company specializes in acquiring and producing films for a wide variety of distribution platforms.
Entertainment One is a publicly traded multinational mass media and entertainment company. Based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the company is primarily involved in the acquisition, distribution, and production of music, films, and television series. The company became a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index in 2013.
David Linde is the CEO of Participant, a position to which he was appointed in October 2015. Previously he served as CEO of Lava Bear Films which he founded in 2011 as a film production and financing company developing projects specifically designed for the global marketplace.
Brian Oliver is an American film producer, veteran film executive and founder of New Republic Pictures. He was nominated for an Academy Award and BAFTA Film Award in 2010 for Black Swan.
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Thunder Road Films is a film and television financing and production company founded by Basil Iwanyk. It is based in Santa Monica, California.
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Epic Pictures Group is an independent film and television studio engaged in the development, financing, production and distribution of film and television. The studio was founded in 2007 by Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson with the mission of creating a home for innovative filmmakers to bring their unique vision to reality from inception to distribution under one roof. Epic Pictures produce and release a wide variety of genres and budget level including family, drama, sci-fi and comedy but most known for putting out edgy and award winning cult films including V/H/S, Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer and Big Ass Spider!, DailyDead.com Editor-in-Chief Patrick Bromley included Epic Pictures in his list of Favorites of 2015 praising Turbo Kid and Tales of Halloween.