“Junebug” producer Epoch Films is partnering with producer Anne Carey to expand its film and television operations.
Carey, whose credits include “The American” and “The Savages” and founded This is That with producer Ted Hope, will still develop and produce select projects outside the partnership.
The full release follows.
PRODUCER ANNE CAREY TEAMS UP WITH EPOCH FILMS TO EXPAND FILM AND TELEVISION DEVELOPMENT AND PRODUCTION
New York, NY (Feb 28, 2011) — Epoch Films, an award-winning commercial and film production company, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with independent film producer Anne Carey (THE AMERICAN, ADVENTURELAND, THE SAVAGES) to significantly expand Epoch’s film and television operations. The announcement was made by Epoch’s founding partner Mindy Goldberg.
Working closely with veteran producer Goldberg, Carey will be helping to grow Epoch’s development slate, identifying, developing and producing projects for Epoch’s roster of represented directors as well as outside filmmakers. Carey will also immediately tap Epoch’s new development fund that the company is committing to the expanded slate.
“Anne is among the best and brightest producers working in American independent film today,” said Mindy Goldberg. “I am confident that by combining Anne’s taste and experience and Epoch’s access to talent and resources we will be an attractive partner for talented directors, writers and producers working in film and television.”
“Mindy’s reputation as a producer and businesswoman speaks for itself, and I am greatly looking forward to forging new filmmaker and talent relationships together and to making great films and television,” said Anne Carey. “I know that our blend of styles and experience will make Epoch Films an even more dynamic place.”
Epoch Films has previously developed and produced two award-winning feature films, JUNEBUG, directed by Phil Morrison, and GIGANTIC, directed by Matt Aselton. Epoch is currently developing the feature film LOW DOWN, scheduled to start filming in late 2011 with producers Albert Berger & Ron Yerxa (LITTLE CHILDREN, LITTLE MISS SUNSHINE) of Bona Fide Productions. LOW DOWN will be directed by Epoch Films’ partner and established commercial director Jeff Preiss.
Carey will also continue to develop and produce select projects outside of the partnership. These include Carey’s current projects, THEN WE CAME TO THE END, written by Joshua Ferris for director Lynn Shelton (HUMPDAY) with fellow producer Ted Hope on board; LAST NIGHT AT THE LOBSTER, written by Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro which Carlo Bernard will direct; and THE LISTENER, written by Jody Shields, which Malcolm Venville will direct.
Carey began her career in the William Morris Agency’s department of Literary Development. She later worked as the head of development and as a producer at Good Machine, Inc., and was partners at This Is That, Inc. with Ted Hope, Anthony Bregman and Diana Victor. Carey was represented in the deal by UTA’s Rich Klubeck and David Flynn.