The New York City-based company aims to produce three to five films a year for distribution across all platforms and will also finance development and provide equity for films across a wide range of budgets.
Styler and Rattray, who leaves her position as president of Mandalay Vision, will serve as co-founders and partners at Maven and have brought on Hardy Justice as evp of production and development, Jenny Halper as a key development executive and Nic Marshall as director of operations.
“There is a great opportunity in today’s marketplace to produce filmmaker driven movies,” Rattray said. “Trudie and I want Maven to build a slate that combines smart commercial titles intended for wide release with prestige projects that can play to both the arthouse filmgoer and the movie lover who frequents the local multiplex.”
Maven was the natural next step for me, and Celine brings to our partnership an impeccable reputation as a savvy businesswoman and producer who will move mountains if she has to for the sake of a film,” Styler said. “We love the idea of a company that allows just the two of us to greenlight projects, and make the impossible happen together with our team.”
Styler will continue to make films through her Xingu Films label in the UK, and those upcoming projects include American Reaper and Steve Zaillian’s adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s A Thousand Splendid Suns.
Rattray earned an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe win for The Kids Are All Right.