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Cannes: Indie Producer Cassian Elwes Launches Golden Gate Media

Cannes: Indie Producer Cassian Elwes Launches Golden Gate Media

Elwes has long been in the business of assembling projects, finding financing, and selling rights for various indie movies on sale at Cannes, Toronto and Sundance. When Elwes was co-head of William Morris Independent, he arranged financing for over 250 films. He’s got a producer or executive producer credit on 73 films on IMDb.

He is now partnering with merchant bank Pelican Point Capital Partners’ media arm in the formation of Golden Gate Media. Via Golden Gate, Elwes will continue to produce and finance two to four films a year with budgets in the $2 to 15 million range. Elwes will originate, package, and generate films, and hopes to contribute to the award season as well, something that is always hard to achieve. Recent movies he boosted into existence include “Dallas Buyers Club,” Lee Daniels’ “The Butler” and “All is Lost.”

Pelican co-CEO and co-founder Ike Suri and Elwes will be Golden Gate co-CEOs; they already co-produced a reboot of the cult classic horror comedy “Cabin Fever.” 

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