By Indiewire Staff | Indiewire November 1, 2010 at 7:56AM
Robert Rodriguez is coming out with an explosive, new production company that plans to independently finance, develop, produce and distribute action-oriented films. Quick Draw Productions will be based out of Austin and represent the new partnership between the "Sin City" director, Michel Litvak from Bold Films and OddLot Entertainment's Gigi Prtizker. The multi-picture deal covers films directed by Rodriguez along with those he plans to produce with both established and up-and-coming filmmakers.
"This new venture allows us to develop, greenlight and produce films from the idea stage through delivery," said Rodriguez about the deal. "I look forward to developing and producing films under the banner as well as working with filmmakers that I am inspired by. For me, it was important to find partners that shared the same vision and values and who could bring tools beyond financing to the table. We are fortunate to have Gigi Pritzker and Michel Litvak who are both savvy producers and investors with a true passion for the art and the process of filmmaking."
The owners of Bold Films and OddLot Entertainment echo Roriguez's excitement about the new venture. "Robert’s imagination and talent have continually pushed the boundaries of modern film and the action genre in particular," commented Litvak from Bold Films. OddLot Entertainment's Pritzker added, "We are inspired by Robert’s vision for Quick Draw and are fully supportive of the creative projects that will materialize from this venture."
Affinity International will oversee international sales for the company, which will be introduced later this month at the American Film Market in Santa Barbara.