Arriving at Cannes with nearly $100 million in new productions, Echo Bridge Entertainment has expanded considerably since its formation in 2003. Formed by Michael Alexander, Michael Rosenblatt and Lucie Salhany, the company has positioned itself by acquiring six to ten theatrical feature films per year and targeting film libraries.
The company has entered into an alliance with The Edge, the new independent studio formed and run by Jonathan D. Krane ("Face/Off") and Beau Rogers ("Gods and Monsters.") Under their new agreement, Echo Bridge will serve as the worldwide distributors, excluding domestic theatrical, on two Edge titles: "Psycho/Analysis" and "Daddy's Home."
"Psycho/Analysis" is based on the screenplay found in a sealed envelope following the death of screenwriter Joseph Stefano, detailing the story of his work writing Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho." Comedic "Home" is about the fall of a former infomercial powerhouse. Both begin shooting this fall in Hungary.
The Edge will also separately co-finance the $11 million mob thriller "Unmade Man." "Jonathan and I have worked carefully to create a company that is focused on the financing, production and worldwide distribution of theatrical feature films that will succeed in all markets," said Edge co-head Rogers. [Peter Knegt]