Press

October 17th, 2012

Deadline.com: Black Bear Pictures To Finance Mining Scandal Drama ‘Gold’

EXCLUSIVE: Black Bear Pictures has stepped up to finance production of Gold, a script by Patrick Massett & John Zinman that is based on a true story about the 1993 Bre-X Mineral Corporation mining scandal in which vast amounts of gold were reportedly discovered in the Indonesian jungle. Black Bear’s Teddy Schwarzman will produce alongside… Read More

September 30th, 2012

The Wall Street Journal: Stalking the Next ‘Paranormal’ Blockbuster

Looking to score with the next “Blair Witch Project”? You might wind up backing the next “con the rich” project instead. Just ask all those investors who put thousands of dollars toward, say, their nephew’s project and even attended a screening—but never got a penny of their money back. Now, firms that help pool investors’… Read More

September 13th, 2012

The Hollywood Reporter: The Cast and Crew of ‘At Any Price’

Director Ramin Bahrani shares how he came up with the idea for making the movie: “I was interested to know where my food came from, and that let us to Iowa, which is corn country — GMO genetically modified corn. We lived together with farmers researching the project, and we kept hearing the same two expressions over… Read More

September 11th, 2012

New York Post: Toronto 2012: ‘At Any Price’

Maybe the best picture I’ve seen this year, “At Any Price” signals the arrival of Iranian-American New Yorker Ramin Bahrani in the ranks of major U.S. directors. Switching gears from his neo-realistic slices of New York life like “Chop Shop,” Bahrini turns his laser eye on the surprisingly cutthroat world of Midwestern farming for this… Read More

September 9th, 2012

Variety: Coin flowing again to indie features

It is neither the best of times nor the worst, as the climate for indie film financing steadily improves after drying up in the 2008 global financial meltdown. That’s the consensus of panelists who will speak at the Winston Baker Film Finance Forum East presented in association with Variety. Executives say all the components of… Read More