Creating a relationship that will replicate "the structure of a specialty division" (in the words of an announcement), THINKFilm and Killer Films have unveiled a partnership that will see Killer developing and producing films to be financed and distributed worldwide by THINKFilm, effective immediately. Elaborating on the pact, in a statement, THINKFilm's EVP of acquisitions and business affairs Randy Manis said, "THINKFilm will have the right to finance any or all of Killer's productions and, where it is not so involved, the company's International Sales division will play a key role in setting up the films overseas."
Killer Films is partially funded through an overhead deal with JWP and this year marks the 7th year of that pact; John Wells serves as an executive producer on each Killer film. THINKFilm was recently acquired by film financier and producer David Bergstein, who is now the company's Chairman. "Since our inception we have aimed to collaborate with people who share our taste and our approach," said Killer partner Christine Vachon, in a statement this afternoon, "and we believe that the THINK team and the Killer family couldn't be more like-minded and compatible." THINK head of theatrical distribution Mark Urman added in a statement, "We are thrilled to formalize this deal with Killer. They have the most amazing track record and depth of experience, yet have managed to retain the joy and enthusiasm of absolute beginners." [Eugene Hernandez]