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Sculptor Media, a new film finance and production company, has been formed to produce talent- and genre-driven independent film and TV projects, it was announced Tuesday by its CEO, Warren Goz.
The startup’s first project will be the thriller Urge, starring Pierce Brosnan, Ashley Greene and Alexis Knapp, which shot last fall in New York City under Aaron Kaufman’s direction.
Based in New York City and L.A., Sculptor is being funded by an unnamed New York City-based private equity firm, with which Sculptor has struck an exclusive arrangement for single-picture film finance. Eric Gold will head production and development for Sculptor, and Andrew Mann will serve as the company’s consulting executive producer.
Goz, based in New York, previously co-founded Grand Army Entertainment in 2005. Gold has a background in film, television and commercial production and began his career as a film editor.
“Employing our team’s considerable financing and production experience Sculptor Media will produce and/or finance cast- and genre-driven independent films and television,” Goz and Gold said in a statement. “As activist film investors, our goal is to focus on acquiring, developing and producing internationally commercial properties distinguished by proven, quality creative elements. Our budgets will suit each project as is appropriate. We will also enter into financing agreements at various levels of development and production — anywhere from an acquisition to postproduction level — when such involvement portends a target return on investment and maximum value from all perspectives.”
A thriller about a group of young friends who experiment with a new designer drug, Urge was directed and co-written by Kaufman and produced by Goz, Gold and Mann.
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