Future Films, Zero Gravity Management seal transatlantic partnership
By Sarah Cooper
Film financier and producer Future Films is embarking on a new joint venture with US producer Mark Williams’ Zero Gravity Management.
The partners have set up a management structure for writing and directing talent and plan to move projects into production through Future’s financing and production contacts and Zero Gravity Management’s talent network.
“Mark has in-depth experience working with some of the most exciting new and emerging writers and directors in the US and Europe,” Future Films CEO Stephen Margolis said.
“We want Zero Gravity to become a haven for talent to thrive and develop in tune with the current trends in the independent film market. Our expertise in financing and producing along with Mark’s ability to nurture fresh voices adds a very strong string to our bow.”
Future Films’ head of production and development Carola Ash will manage day-to-day operations from London for Future Films and Los Angeles-based Zero Gravity Management president Eric Williams will do the same for Williams.
“Talented people live all around the globe,” Williams said. “Having a management arm in Europe will help us discover the talent and help the talent find us. Teaming up with Future Films is a natural progression of an ongoing, successful relationship.“
Zero Gravity Management clients include directors Andrzej Bartkowiak (Romeo Must Die), Prachya Pinkaew (Ong Bak), Mans Marlind and Bjorn Stein (upcoming release Shelter), Simon Fellows (upcoming release Malice In Wonderland), Edward Anderson (Shuttle, Flawless), screenwriter Michael Johnson (upcoming release Sherlock Holmes) and Larry Cohen (Cellular).
Future Films is currently expanding its operations in preparation for its launch onto the Alternative Investment Market later this year. It has significant interests in Pepper Post, one of the UK’s premiere post-production houses, and operates a production and finance division out of Los Angeles and manages a number of investment funds for film production.