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ScreenDaily Press Release Thomas Jane To Star in Standoff

Goldrush Entertainment is backing the thriller on the runway for a summer shoot in Ontario, Canada. Paradigm arranged financing and represents North American rights.

International rights are open in the run-up to Cannes on the story of a war veteran armed with a shotgun and one shell who must protect a child witness in a stand-off with an assassin.

Goldrush’s Eric Gozlan and Lee Clay of First Point Entertainment are producing Standoff.

Adam Alleca makes his feature directorial debut. He wrote Home starring Topher Grace for Appian Way and Blumhouse Entertainment and Cell starring John Cusack and Sam Jackson for the Genre Company and Benaroya Pictures, both of which wrapped recently.

Jane stars in Somnia, which just sold to Relativity Media, and has completed filming on The Veil for Universal Pictures and Blumhouse. He stars in Vice opposite Bruce Willis for Lionsgate and Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films and will next be seen in the miniseries Texas Rising for History.

Clay and Gozlan previously collaborated on Beautiful Boy starring Maria Bello and Michael Sheen.

Paradigm and Jamie Afifi at Ziffren Brittenham represent Jane, while UTA and Untitled Entertainment handle Alleca.

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Goldrush to Finance Marco Polo/Aventi acquisition of 12 new titles

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January 10, 2014

Goldrush to Finance Marco Polo/Aventi acquisition of 12 new titles

Hollywood, CA – Goldrush Entertainment (GRE) is pleased to announce the financing of the purchase of a library of 12 new films to be distributed in France and French speaking territories worldwide by Marco Polo and Aventi Distribution.

The acquisition, financed through Goldrush Entertainment’s Film Finance (GREFF) portfolio, includes a number of high profile titles such as Cinema Paradiso Director Giuseppe Tornatore’s multi-award winning feature film Best Offer starring Geoffrey Rush and Donald Sutherland. The first 3 titles were released December 2013 while the rest are destined for distribution beginning April 2014.

GREFF was created in 2012 by award winning Goldrush Entertainment in order to unite Independent Producers, Sales Agents and Distribution Companies with high-return-seeking financiers. Another round of film financing opportunities in the form of bridge loans, gap loans, completion and acquisition financing will open as early as the first quarter of 2014.



For further information contact:

Rosie Komadina- Public Relations

E: rosiek@goldrushentertainment.com

P: 514.789.1379

2348 Lucerne Road, Suite 558

Montréal, Québec H3R 2J8

Canada

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Goldrush on Global news

While doing a report on women who work in Montreal’s technology sector. Global news took the time to ask our very own Rosie about some of the challenges she and Goldrush face when looking to hire. Check out the segment below, Rosie’s interview starts at the 1:23 mark.

Funding Canadian Film 101

The filmmaking industry in Canada can seem a daunting beast, with securing the financing necessary to get a project off the ground the first snaggle-toothed impediment. Indeed, the abundance of hurdles on this front is part of the reason Canadian filmmaker Paul Donovan once compared making a movie in Canada to climbing Mount Everest without oxygen.

Regardless, there’s no shortage of money-backed enthusiasm for getting Canadian films into the rarified air where successful productions lurk.

From film collectives and local-area arts councils through government-mandated broadcaster purses, private equity financing, tax incentives, debt financing, international co-production partners, film distributors and straight-up government funding and incentives, there’s a vast range of sources available for bankrolling Canadian productions.
Here are some of them:

    A slew of certified independent production funds have money available to subsidize everything from original first works to feature-film projects by well-established filmmakers. They are:

Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund
Cogeco Program Development Fund
Film and Creative Industries Nova Scotia
Independent Production Fund
Le Fonds Harold Greenberg
Quebecor Fund
Rogers Documentary Fund
Saskatchewan Film and Video Development Corporation (SaskFilm)
Shaw Rocket Fund (formerly Shaw Television Broadcast Fund)
Small Market Local Programming Fund
The TELUS Fund
Telefilm Canada

    The National Film Board of Canada — under recent criticism for limiting that component of its budget earmarked for new-film production — operates a filmmaker assistance program (in French, it’s the Aide du cinéma independent). Here, Canada’s public film producer and distributor offers technical services and support to emerging independent Canadian filmmakers.

    The Canadian Independent Film & Video Fund is a dynamic private-sector funding body that supports independent producers’ non-theatrical film, videos and new media projects that have been unable to win the required level of broadcast licence fees to make them eligible for Canadian Television Fund or Telefilm funding.

    There’s an increasing count of less-traditional streams for funding films in this country, including crowdsourcing.

It’s important to note that equity financing is almost always part of the equation for independent film financing. In other words, all the funds included in the above list typically just constitute one piece of financing, and have to be backed by private-equity investments and/or pre-sales.

Here at Goldrush — where we pursue a financing strategy for the live-action and animated feature-length motion pictures we finance and produce that facilitates meeting or exceeding targeted financial performance criteria — we know all too well that establishing financing for a film is an important first step in seeing the final product through.

Once the dollars are secured, the creative engines can go at full blast and the ascent up the mountain eases meaningfully. Have a look at some of our mountain-toppers here.