Distribution and production executives Jeffrey D. Erb and Joe Nicolo have left distribution company Kindred Media Group to form their own production operation, Feverpitch Pictures.

Feverpitch plans to produce two to four films a year in the $1m-$5m range. The company says it will also set up one or two studio co-productions a year, with budgets of $20m-$50m.

Nicolo and Erb are currently executive producing Tooth and Nail, on which principal photography was recently completed with Jonathan Sachar producing. Vinnie Jones, Michael Madsen, Robert Carradine and Rider Strong star.

The Feverpitch founders say they have more than 20 other projects in various stages of development.

Among them are comedic drama Let the Game Begin, written by Amit Gupta and set to begin principal photography on June 18 in Montreal, with Adam Rodriguez (CSI: Miami) starring; high seas terrorist thriller Hunt of the Sea Wolves, written by John Chadwell, produced with Anthony Ridio, and executive produced by Ron Shusett; 9/11 Kevin, a comedic drama written by George Cavanaugh and Steve Garvey, to be directed by Jace Alexander, with Thomas Cavanaugh attached; and Sensitive Guys, a comedy starring Scott Speedman, Anna Faris and Missi Pyle to be shot in Los Angeles by Mark Silverstein and Abby Kohn.

Nicolo and Erb will also be executive producing Raritan Valley Line, to be directed by Michael Ian Black, with Sissy Spacek and Mary Louise Parker starring and Beech Hill Films producing.

At Kindred, Nicolo and Erb were involved in the distribution of such independent films as Game 6, with Michael Keaton and Robert Downey, Jr, and the executive production of the upcoming One Part Sugar, with Danny DeVito and Justin Long

Erb previously founded, built and sold several companies outside of Hollywood. Nicolo is a nine-time Grammy Award winner who worked with acts such as s Kriss Kross, Cypress Hill, the Fugees, Wyclef Jean and Lauryn Hill while president and co-owner of RuffHouse Records.