Cannes: Bold Films Taps Mandalay Vision Head Matthew Rhodes To Be Pic Prexy

Bold Films, one of the expanding monied production companies, has gotten a couple sharp executive to steer its movies. Chairman Michel Litvak and CEO Gary Michael Walters have brought Matthew Rhodes over from running the specialty label Mandalay Vision. He will become president of Motion Pictures for Bold, and oversee the development and production departments. He reports to Litvak and Walters. They’ve also appointed vet Jeffrey Stott to head up physical production.

boldRhodes joined Mandalay Vision in 2011, and was a producer on the Marjane Satrapi-directed Sundance pic The Voices, which starred Ryan Reynolds, Anna Kendrick, Gemma Arterton and Jacki Weaver. He’s also a producer on the Gilles Paquet-Brenner-directed adaptation of the Gillian Flynn novel Dark Places which stars Charlize Theron. Rhodes also produced the Lionsgate Bruce Willis-starrer Fire With Fire and Sony’s Bad Country, which stars Matt Dillon and Willem Dafoe. Before that, he ran his own shingle, Persistent Entertainment, and produced 20 films including the Lasse Halstrom-directed An Unfinished Life. He started as an assistant to producer Scott Rudin.

He comes to Bold after the company won the Sundance Grand Jury prize and Audience Award for Whiplash, with Sony Pictures Classics releasing after the film plays Cannes, and has the Ryan Gosling-directed Lost River screening at Cannes before it is released by Warner Bros. (more…)

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