Montreal-based financier and distributor Remstar has partnered with Los Angeles-based film and television producer Clark Peterson to launch Remstar Studios, a content production and financing venture with offices in Los Angeles and Montreal that will co-finance, develop and produce independent feature films and television projects. On the film side, the company will focus on star-driven projects in the sub-$10 million budget category, while the TV side will target series with international financing.

Peterson, who a partner in the venture, will manage the day-to-day operations of Remstar Studios, working closely with Remstar Group CEO Maxime Remillard.

Peterson’s producing credits include Monster, Rampart and the upcoming Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. On the TV side, he has two pilots currently in production at CBS, one which, comedy Taxi-22, is based on the hit French Canadian series of the same name.

Remstar has served as Canadian distributor on such movies as Dallas Buyers Club, The Wrestler and the upcoming Good Kill, Dark Places and Blood Father, starring Mel Gibson.