Worldview Entertainment is a leading independent motion picture studio that finances, produces and acquires theatrical quality feature films with budgets up to $50 million for worldwide distribution. The company plays an integral role in all aspects of the filmmaking process and looks to make strategic investments across a film's life cycle.
Worldview's impressive and robust 2013 slate included two studio co-financing deals: Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu's comedy, "Birdman," with Fox Searchlight and New Regency, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Academy Award nominee Naomi Watts, Zach Galifianakis and Academy Award nominee Edward Norton; and Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller, "Child 44," with Summit/Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman, Jason Clarke, Joel Kinnaman and Vincent Cassel.
The company also financed and produced two films in 2013 making their world premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival: Zach Braff's drama, 'Wish I Was Here," starring Braff and Academy Award nominee Kate Hudson; and Kate Barker-Froyland's "Song One," starring Academy Award winners Anne Hathaway and Mary Steenburgen. To round out the year, Worldview re-teamed with David Gordon Green on the drama "Manglehorn," starring Academy Award winners Al Pacino and Holly Hunter; and acquired the North American rights to Academy Award winner Michel Hazanavicius's drama, "The Search," starring Academy Award nominees Berenice Bejo and Annette Bening.
The company's rapidly expanding 2014 slate includes Takashi Miike's crime thriller, "The Outsider," starring Tom Hardy; Peter Billingsley's thriller, "Term Life" starring Vince Vaughn and Academy Award nominee Hailee Steinfeld; Kim Farrant's thriller, "Strangerland," starring Academy Award winner Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce and Hugo Weaving; Academy Award winner Stephen Gaghan's crime thriller, "Candy Store," starring Academy Award winner Robert De Niro; and Andrew Dominik's Marilyn Monroe biopic, "Blonde."
Worldview will have eight films released theatrically in 2014. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions will release David Gordon Green's drama, "Joe," starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage and Tye Sheridan; and Guillaume Canet's crime thriller, "Blood Ties," starring Academy Award nominee Clive Owen, Billy Crudup, Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana and Academy Award nominee James Caan. Academy Award nominee Atom Egoyan's crime thriller, "Devil's Knot," starring Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon will be released by Image Entertainment; Open Road Films will unleash Eli Roth's horror thriller "The Green Inferno" nationwide in September; Ti West's horror thriller, "The Sacrament," presented by Roth, will be released by Magnolia Pictures in June; James Gray's drama, "The Immigrant," starring Cotillard and Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, will be released by The Weinstein Company in March; IFC Films will release Arnuad Desplechin's drama, "Jimmy P." starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro in February; and Jehane Noujaim's Egyptian revolution documentary, "The Square," which was shortlisted for the 2014 Academy Award, will premiere in January.
Worldview closed on $70 million in new capital in the spring of 2013 including a four-year $30 million revolving credit facility with Comerica to provide debt financing for the company's upcoming films. This nearly doubled the company's existing capital base and solidified Worldview as one of the most active and powerful players in the independent film sector. Worldview was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. The company is backed by a strong capitalization and represented by Creative Artists Agency (CAA).