|Headquarters||Santa Monica CA (USA)|
|Key people||Kirk D'Amico, President and CEO|
Based in Santa Monica, California, Myriad Pictures is a leading independent entertainment company specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming. President and CEO Kirk D’Amico opened the company in 1999 and has built a diverse library of art house and mainstream programming. Mr. D’Amico was named one of the Top 50 independent producers in the annual list published by The Hollywood Reporter, and is a member of the Board of Directors of IFTA.
In 2009 Myriad supported the Academy Award campaign for director Bruno Barreto’s Last Stop 174, which was Brazil’s Official Selection to the 2009 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.
Myriad’s library includes; Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson, The Good Girl, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal, Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett, Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce, Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce, Serious Moonlight, starring Meg Ryan, Tim Hutton and Kristen Bell, Not Forgotten, starring Simon Baker and Paz Vega, the Van Wilder trilogy and Jeepers Creepers 2.
1999 •Kirk D'Amico founds Myriad Pictures with a staff of three •Philip von Alvensleben joins senior management 2000 •Co-produces Tangled, Good Advice and Double Whammy 2001 •Co-produces The Good Girl, People I Know and the first Van Wilder film 2002 •Opens London office; works with Montecito Pictures on financing and international sales for Killing Me Softly 2003 •Co-produces Jeepers Creepers 2 with American Zeotrope and MGM •Co-produces Kinsey with American Zeotrope and Fox Searchlight 2004 •Co-produces The River King and Being Julia •Closes London office 2006 •Patrick Murray joins as a consultant to handle corporate and production financing •Kevin Forester joins as VP Finance and Controller •Co-produces Little Fish, Dark Matter, Death Defying Acts and Copying Beethoven •Acquires Factory Girl and Last Stop 174 for international sales 2007 •Pamela Rodi joins as Executive VP Marketing and Publicity 2008 •Amanda Blue joins as VP Production •Company makes first-look deal with comic book company Studio 407 •Co-produces Not Forgotten and The Cry of the Owl •Companies first domestic theatrical release Mother of Tears •Acquires animated family film Dino Mom
In 2008 the company released Mother of Tears, classic horror film director Dario Argento’s long-anticipated sequel to his witches trilogy, starring Asia Argento and Udo Kier. In spring 2010 Myriad theatrically released the thriller The Cry of the Owl, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith and starring Julia Stiles and Paddy Considine. The DVD will be released through Paramount Home Entertainment summer 2010. Myriad is going to release Ben Kingsley starring A Common Man in 2012.
The Indie Power 50 The Hollywood Reporter January 17, 2008