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. Worldview plays an integral role in all aspects of the filmmaking process and looks to make strategic investments across a film's life cycle.
The company's robust and diverse slate includes three films that made their world premiere at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival: James Gray's period drama, "The Immigrant," starring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard and Academy Award nominees Joaquin Phoenix and Jeremy Renner, which screened in competition and was sold domestically to the The Weinstein Company; 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, which was sold domestically to Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions in the biggest sale at the festival; and Arnaud Desplechin's psychological drama, "Jimmy P.," starring Academy Award winner Benicio Del Toro, which also screened in competition.
Worldview began the year by closing two studio co-financing deals, one for Alejandro González Iñárritu's comedy, "Birdman," with Fox Searchlight and New Regency, starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone, Zach Galifianakis and Academy Award nominees Edward Norton, Naomi Watts and Amy Ryan; and the other for Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller, "Child 44," with Summit/Lionsgate, starring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, Academy Award nominee Gary Oldman, Joel Kinnaman and Jason Clarke.
The company will continue to showcase its impressive lineup by premiering five films on the 2013 fall festival circuit: Atom Egoyan's crime thriller, "Devil's Knot," starring Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon, which will make its world premiere as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival; David Gordon Green's drama, "Joe," starring Academy Award winner Nicolas Cage, which will make its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival followed by its North American debut as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival; and "Blood Ties," which will follow its Cannes world premiere with a North American debut in Toronto. Worldview will unleash Eli Roth's highly anticipated return to directing with the horror thriller, "The Green Inferno," in the Midnight Madness section at the Toronto International Film Festival and will premiere Ti West's documentary style thriller, "The Sacrament" at the Venice Film Festival followed by a North American debut in the Vanguard section at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Worldview recently closed on $70 million in new capital including a four-year $30 million revolving credit facility with Comerica to provide debt financing for the company's upcoming films. This nearly doubles the company's existing capital base and positions Worldview as one of the most active and powerful players in the independent film sector. Worldview has expanded its pipeline by optioning Andrew Dominik's Marilyn Monroe biopic, "Blonde," and signing on to co-finance and executive produce Zach Braff's drama, "Wish I Was Here," starring Zach Braff and Kate Hudson.
The company's black comedy, "Killer Joe," from Academy Award winning director, William Friedkin, starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch, Juno Temple, Gina Gershon and Academy Award nominee Thomas Haden Church, made its world premiere at the 2011 Venice Film Festival. Shortly after, the film screened as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was sold domestically to LD Entertainment in one of the biggest sales at the festival. It was distributed theatrically in the summer of 2012 and received worldwide critical-acclaim including Matthew McConaughey's nomination for an Independent Spirit Award.
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).