Ogden Barnum to form a new international sales company Fortitude International which de Barros will roll out in Berlin the next weeks.
Jesse Eisenberg and directed by James Ponsoldt. The announcement was made jointly by Kilburn and by Anonymous Content. David Kanter and Matt DeRoss will
produce for Anonymous Content along with James Dahl of Modern Man Films. Manuel and O’Neal will produce for Kilburn.
accompanied David Lipsky (Eisenberg), on assignment from Rolling Stone Magazine. Along the way, both a friendship and jealousy and competition emerge
between the two writers as they discuss women, culture, depression and the pros and cons of fame. Though Wallace committed suicide in 2008, the movie
captures both men at a time of great promise.
Up Becoming Yourself: A Road Trip With David Foster Wallace. Ponsoldt himself used to work at Rolling Stone while he was in college.
Veteran foreign sales agent Nadine de Barros, financier/producer
Daniel Wagner (Kill The Trumpet Player, Young Ones) and producer Robert
(All Is Lost, Lawless) have partnered to launch Fortitude
International, a new sales and financing outfit based in Los Angeles. De
Barros will be
meeting with film buyers at the upcoming European Film Market at
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
In addition to sales, Fortitude will also fully finance
projects, and will be actively looking to produce strong, commercial and
material immediately. The company will finance and sell 10-15
movies a year and has at its disposal equity, bridge and senior debt
Fortitude will also focus on sourcing and financing television series and miniseries.
De Barros has always had a foot in television and previously
sold TNT’s Leverage, The Triangle on SyFy, True Justice on Reelz and
most recently SAF3.
“I am thrilled to be working with Daniel and Rob as we build
Fortitude into a full-service international sales and financing company.
I’m also very
excited about our forthcoming slate of projects, both film and
television series and miniseries,” said de Barros.
“Through Fortitude International, we have created a company that
will provide important services and support not just for our personal
slate of films,
but to our present and future producing partners as well. I’m
excited to partner with such talented and dedicated individuals on this
“As financiers, Nadine brings us the international market
knowledge that is so imperative to us when evaluating projects.
Fortitude will be a haven for
filmmakers and artists to make creatively and commercially
successful films,” said Barnum.
Wagner’s LA-based production and finance company BiFrost
Pictures launched last year at Cannes and has recently greenlit high
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
starring Shia Labeouf and Tom Hardy and Chandor’s first film
Margin Call, starring Kevin Spacey. Barnum has also served as an
operations and strategy of both Benaroya Pictures and
Annapurna Pictures, both major independent film financiers.
A highly respected veteran in the sales of film and TV
properties to the international market, Nadine represents projects of
various budgets and
genres making sales to distributors worldwide. She has
represented over 350 films and TV series in the last 12 years. Until
September of 2013, she
was the President of Aldamisa International. In the last
year, she has been responsible for the sales of “Machete Kills” starring
Lady Gaga and Mel
Gibson, “Sin City 2” a 75 million dollar budget film
directed by Robert Rodriguez and starring Bruce Willis, Joseph Gordon
Levitt and an ensemble
cast, and “Chef” starring Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Junior
and Scarlett Johansson. She is also overseeing production, financing and
“Captive” starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, “Rescue 3” a 22
episode series currently in production, and Barbra’s Streisand’s
directorial return, “The
Margaret Bourke-White Story”. For 7 years prior to Aldamisa,
Nadine was the President of Sales and Acquisitions of Voltage Pictures,
a sales agency
which she launched with global sales expert Nicolas
Chartier. At Voltage she worked on Best Picture Academy Award Winner
“The Hurt Locker”, “Killer
Joe” directed by William Friedkin and starring Matthew
McConaughey, “Company you Keep” directed and starring Robert Redford,
and “Leverage” a 77
episode TNT series.
She also worked at Summit Entertainment when it was a
growing foreign sales company and in Paris at Opening Distribution.
Nadine is a French and American Citizen who speaks both
languages fluently. She graduated from the American University in Paris
where she began her