Documentary producer AriDaniel Pinchot has formed the production and financing company Crystal CityEntertainment (CCE), which will focus on developing and producing narrativefeatures.

Funded by private equitypartners and a first-look deal with Robert Johnson and Joe Fab's The JohnsonGroup, CCE plans to fully finance live-action and animated features up to $10m.

CCE will actively search fordomestic and international co-financing opportunities for bigger budget titles.

Pinchot and co-founderStuart Avi Savitsky are joined at the company by Libby Richman, who willoversee production. CCE's advisory team includes Adam Lehman of Rock Ridge Ventures,and Andrew Herwitz of the Film Sales Company.

Pinchot is best known as aprincipal producer of The Life And Times Of Hank Greenberg, which chronicled the life of the first major Jewishstar of the baseball major leagues. His other credits include the Holocaustdocumentary Paper Clips to which Miramax Films has worldwide rights.