Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Blind Item #6

This company has the backing of deep pocketed Hollywood heavy hitters & a keen eye for edgy projects attached to awards contenders in multiple categories. Known for raucous Sundance after-parties. One founder worked closely with the A++ producer turned box office poison & cut ties a few years back. Another has a secret to keep from their international investors, especially the A-list action star with a carefully cultivated public image. Their acquisition strategy evolves with every new revelation. Their company had a big debut last year and everyone expects to capitalize on recent awards show buzz for acquisitions. One partner has seen Hollywood excess warts and all. He’s kept his nose clean, at least to this point. They timed their announcement to coincide with another high profile executive exit. The Producer couldn’t stop them, but power hungry exec eventually returned for a sweeter deal. Another partner has been hiding a big liability from the rest of the team. Not the brightest bulb in the box. Sparks will fly.

30 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Lions gate Films?/Renner for action star/Procucer?

Sal Salington said...

This sounds like it's supposed to be a newer company. Kinda hard to tell, though, it's a mess of writing.

Tricia13 said...

It is -I guess Weinstein’s the producer turned poison maybe ?

Don Kieballs said...

GlobalGate Entertainment

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Tricia13 said...

So Miramax? They aren’t edgy to me but have the awards /Nominationslocked up usually

filmfanb said...

A24 ?

Mike said...

+filmfanb

A24 has 3 founders, fairly new company, tons of Oscar buzz (Florida Project, Lady Bird, Disaster Artist)

Don Kieballs said...

I still think it's GlobalGate with one of the founders, Clifford Werber, being the one who cut ties with Weinstein when he worked for Worldview for a short time?

Melvin The Reanimated said...

It's Neon. New company. Co-founder Tom Quinn came from Weisntein's company Radius.

Their releases include I, Tonya (awards contender), Ingrid Goes West and Colossal ("big" year, eh, eh?)

The other founder is Tim League, owner of Alamo Drafthouse. Remember the blind I bought the receipts on? The company that secretly rehired known sex assaulter Devin Faraci? Yeah, this is his company too. He's probably the not brightest bulb mentioned.

I can't place the A action star, though.

Melvin The Reanimated said...

also, League's parties are legendary. The ethos of Fantastic Fest is to party.

Cail Corishev said...

Jackie Chan's name came up in an article about Neon, saying the company who owns his films is an investor. He could fit as the action star with the clean image from whom the others have to keep secrets.

Sal Salington said...

So...
Company: Neon
Founder A: Tom Quinn
A++ producer turned poison: Weinstein
Founder B, with a secret to keep from investors:
A list action star who is foreign:

Then the blind kinda becomes incoherent. Are the "partners" referenced also founders, or funders? There's a least two of them. One who has been around but kept clean. Another who is dim. What revelations change their acquisition strategy? What announcement is timed to an executive exit? Did that same exec return for a better deal? What liability is the dim bulb hiding?

Cail Corishev said...

It mentions two "founders": #1 who cut ties with an A++ producer a few years back, and #2 who has a secret to hide from international investors, especially the action star.

Then it mentions two "partners": #3 who has seen it all and kept his nose clean, and #4 who has been hiding a big liability.

I initially read that as 4 different people, but it's possible that 1=3 and 2=4.

Xpensive Hobutt said...

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Martial law has been imposed.
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Habeus corpus has been overruled.
The brothels are operational.
You cannot win.
You can only admit.
You can only submit.

totaji said...

Jackie Chan is the star

Mem said...

I think one of the partners mentioned is Jason Blum. Neon announced a partnership with Blumhouse around the same time as the Devin Faraci/Alamo Drafthouse thing was going on, but I'm not sure Faraci or Todd Brown make sense as the "power hungry exec".

HH314 said...

Hmm blinds about production companies are like blinds about real housewives or teen moms - UNNECESSARY

Sal Salington said...

Blum could be the guy who has seen it all but kept clean.

Mem said...

This would be a lot more interesting if we knew what the secret and the big liability actually are...

Melvin The Reanimated said...

@Cail, good find on the Jackie Chan info

@Sal Salington, Founder B is Tim League. I think you're right on Blum being the good one; I've heard he's a decent person.


@hh314, I disagree. I think its fascinating to hear about the behind the scenes folks becausec they are the power brokers in Hollywood after all.

I think the power hungry exec is Micah Green, formerly of CAA Finance who is,a co-founder of 30West, a film financier that has teamed with Neon, and plans to do so again.

Dannette said...

Au Contraire @HH314. Many Producers and Agents are supreme slimeballs. We want the 411.

Scandi Sanskrit said...

No, it is VERY necessary. I feel like if you're an actress/actor in Hollywood and you don't read Enty's, you're not doing your fucking homework.

I would never "victim-blame", but if you already know Hollywood is a dangerous place and you don't try and find out who to watch out for to keep yourself safe, then you're an idiot of an actress. Sorry. Enty isn't just "spilling dirt", he's keeping people safe.

Faust68 said...

@HH314 You know what the best thing is about stuff? You can just skip over things you don't like....TV Shows, Dessert, Sports Games, and Blog Posts. Stuff Rules!!!

luckythewondercat said...

@Faust68 +1 It is easy to scroll past the blinds that are not interesting to me. IMHO Enty does a good job of having a little of everything for this diverse group.

joshg g said...

There was a blind a while back about Jackie Chan being involved with a drug and human trafficking cartel.

ase said...

Noah Sacco, Creative Executive, TWC 2012

Major G said...

I've heard that Jackie Chan is known in Chinese-speaking regions for having multiple mistresses

filmfanb said...

John Hodges just left

filmfanb said...

John Hodges just left

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