Veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier-producer
Daniel Wagner (Sundance entry “Young Ones”) and producer Robert Ogden Barnum (“All
Is Lost”) have partnered to launch Fortitude International, an LA-based sales and
financing outfit. De Barrosis set to
meet with film buyers at the upcoming European Film Market at the Berlinale.
Fortitude will also
fully finance projects, looking to produce commercial and director-driven
material; it will finance and sell 10-15 movies a year.
–De Barros most recently served as Head of Sales at Aldamisa
International, and was previously Vice President of Sales and Acquisitions at
Voltage Pictures. She has handled sales on such films as SIN CITY 2, CHEF and
MACHETE KILLS as well as THE HURT LOCKER, DON JON and KILLER JOE.
production and finance company BiFrost Pictures launched last year at Cannes
and has recently greenlit high profile projects including the Miles Davis
biography KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER, which will star and be directed by Don
Cheadle. Other projects include Jake
Paltrow’s Sundance entry YOUNG ONES with Michael Shannon and Nicholas Hoult,
Paul Bettany’s directorial debut SHELTER starring Jennifer Connelly and Anthony
Mackie, the romantic comedy WE’LL NEVER HAVE PARIS from director and star Simon
Helberg, and THE WORLD MADE STRAIGHT which stars Noah Wiley, Haley Joel Osment
and Minka Kelly.
–Robert Ogden Barnum,
also a producer on KILL THE TRUMPET PLAYER and SHELTER, is a co-founder of the
financing firm e2b Capital with Cassian Elwes, and most recently executive
produced ALL IS LOST starring Robert Redford and directed by JC Chandor. Other recent projects include LAWLESS,
starring Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy and Chandor’s first film MARGIN CALL,
starring Kevin Spacey. Barnum has also
served as an executive, overseeing operations and strategy of both Benaroya
Pictures and Annapurna Pictures, both major independent film financiers