EXCLUSIVE: Producers Matthew Malek and Anita Gou have joined together to form the multinational independent label Foxtail Entertainment. Headquartered in Los Angeles, the company will develop/finance/produce anywhere from three to six projects a year, ranging from film, television, digital, and VR content, with a mandate to serve as a top-tier supplier of mainstream projects for both the studios and major independent distributors worldwide. Courtney Turk has been hired as a production executive to oversee day-to-day operations at Foxtail.
The duo, who met while working on Martin Scorsese’s upcoming film Silence, have set the first project for the company to be Sam Levinson’s Assassination Nation, a film that follows three teenage girls who becomes the focus of unwanted, world-wide media attention, after their personal information leaks. David Goyer and Kevin Turen will produce the film and production will begin early 2017.
Another project in the works is the hallucinatory thriller Dream Logic, which the team has tapped scribes Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii to write the screenplay. Also, pre-existing films like Marti Noxon’s To the Bone, produced by Malek and Gou, will fold into the company’s feature slate.
Said Gou, “Although Matt and I come from very different backgrounds and traveled different roads to get to where we are today, we feel like we are cut from the same fabric and have a shared sense of values that make this venture very meaningful to both of us. The structure and global nature of our company reflects how the industry is working today. We are thrilled to take on this exciting new endeavor together and work creatively and collaboratively to build something very special, alongside such gifted collaborators as the Phantom Four team, as well as writers Terry Rossio and Bill Marsilii.”
“We are a company that puts material first and will develop and explore original and unique themes and subject matters that can be fully exploited,” said Malek. “We have developed a solid business strategy encompassing a diverse portfolio of projects with worldwide appeal. We have, by design, a lot of flexibility in sourcing projects and material and collaborating with various filmmakers and distribution partners around the globe to build a diverse slate. To this point, we’re thrilled to have such accomplished partners like David and Kevin for ‘Assassination Nation,’ and beyond excited to immerse ourselves in the screenplay that Terry and Bill are crafting for ‘Dream Logic.’”
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