Steindorff’s Stone Village Productions affiliate Scott Pictures has launched Scott Pictures International (SPI) under an exclusive three-year partnership with Exclusive Media and announced Natalie Portman action project Jane Got A Gun.
The latter will handle sales on the Scott Pictures slate, which is anticipated to generate three to five titles a year.
Steindorff is joined by partners Peter Nathanial, Scott LaStaiti, Dylan Russell and Peter Fruchtman in managing SPI within the Scott Pictures Group. SPI anticipates three to five films a year.
Lynne Ramsay is scheduled to commence production in early 2013 on Jane Got A Gun, the story of a woman who enlists her ex-lover to save her outlaw husband from a gang. Brian Duffield wrote the screenplay.
Steindorff and banker Nathanial will finance and produce with Portman through her Handsomecharlie Films label alongside Terry Dougas of 1821 and Chris Coen.
Aleen Keshishian of Brillstein Entertainment Partners will serve as producer with 1821’s Paris Latsis and LaStaiti and Russell of Scott Pictures.
“It’s about controlling the process, creating a brand and supplying great films to international distributors,” Steindorff said of the deal. “We are extremely excited to be in business with Nigel Sinclair, Guy East, Alex Walton and their team. They have an excellent track record in this industry and will ensure we license, market and distribute our films effectively.”
“It is very exciting to be working with clever creative partners who are building a thriving new business,” Exclusive Media president of international sales and distribution Alex Walton said. “We look forward to being instrumental in that growth for Scott and his team and Jane Got A Gun is a great way to begin.”
CAA brokered the overall deal with COO international Paul Davidge for Exclusive Media and Russell for Scott Pictures.
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Exclusive Media separately handled international sales on festival entries End Of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ramin Bahrani’s At Any Price and recent US release Hit And Run.