Los Angeles Media Fund
Current logo as of September 2016
|Founded||September 14, 2014|
|Headquarters||8840 Wilshire Boulevard (Third Floor), |
Los Angeles Media Fund (better known as LAMF) is an American independent entertainment company founded in September 2014 by Jeffery Soros and Simon Horsman, specializing in film production and finance.
The LAMF Management team includes Co-CEO’s Jeffrey Soros and Simon Horsman, Head of Finance Patrick Murray and Head of Production Cher Hawrysh. They have produced the following films:
- - Supernatural horror flick The Bye Bye Man with Douglas Smith, Cressida Bonas, Lucien Laviscount, Doug Jones, Carrie-Anne Moss and Faye Dunaway, was released on January 13th 2017, co-financed with STX Entertainment, produced alongside Intrepid Pictures and directed by Stacy Title.
- - Romantic adventure The Space Between Us starring Gary Oldman, Asa Butterfield, Britt Robertson and Carla Gugino, directed by Peter Chelsom (Hector and the Search for Happiness) and was released on February 3rd 2016. LAMF executive produced alongside Southpaw Entertainment and co-produced and co-financed with STX Entertainment.
- - Crime thriller True Crimes, based on the David Grann New Yorker article and directed by Alexandros Avranas, starring Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Marton Csokas. LAMF is financing and producing alongside Brett Ratner and John Cheng of RatPac Entertainment and David Gerson. The film premiered at the 2016 Krakow International Film Festival. Saban Entertainment acquired North American distribution rights for the film in April 2017.
- - Feature documentary Shot In the Dark tells the story of Orr Academy’s up-and-coming basketball star, Tyquone Greer, and focuses on his struggles on and off the basketball court under the tutelage of his fiery head coach, Lou Adams. Director Dustin Nakao Haider sets this intimate story against the larger backdrop of his own hometown, Chicago – a city celebrated for its sporting legends, but challenged by poverty and violence. LAMF is financing and producing alongside Derek Doneen and Daniel Patrick Dewes, Daniel Poneman as well as Dan Janvey, Michael Gottwald, and Josh Penn. The film is in post-production and will be released in 2017.
- - Comedic dance film Step Sisters, directed by Charles Stone III (Lila & Eve, Drumline), written by Charles Hayward, financed and produced alongside Matt Alvarez, Lena Waithe and Benjamin Jones. The ensemble cast includes Megalyn Echikunwoke, Eden Sher, Lyndon Smith, Gage Golightly, Nia Jervier, Alessandra Torresani, Marque Richardson, Naturi Naughton, Matt McGorry, Robert Curtis Brown. The film is in post-production and will be released in Fall 2017.
- - In May 2016, LAMF announced one of their next endeavours: Juliet, Naked, to be directed by Jesse Peretz (My Idiot Brother and Girls). The film is based on the Nick Hornby (Brooklyn, Wild and About a Boy) novel of the same name, going into production in Summer 2017. LAMF is financing and producing alongside Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Ron Yerxa and Albert Berger. Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne and Chris O'Dowd are in talks to star.
- - On October 31st, 2016, it was announced that LAMF will finance and produce & Mrs, alongside Who’s On First, a joint venture between Ash Atalla and Dan Hine, best known as the creators/producers of The Office (UK TV series) and The IT Crowd.
- - On February 1st, 2017, it was announced that LAMF will finance and produce Planet of Exile, an adaptation of the novel by Ursula K. Le Guin, alongside Academy Award winner Mark Johnson of Gran Via Productions.
- McNary, Dave (14 September 2014). "Los Angeles Media Fund Launched by Financing Vets Jeffrey Soros, Simon Horsman". Variety. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
- "Contact LAMF". Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Barton, Steve (23 June 2015). "Survivor Star Jonathan Penner Brings Forth The Bye Bye Man". Dread Central. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Fleming Jr, Mike (23 June 2015). "Intrepid Pictures Supernatural Thriller 'Bye Bye Man' Finds Funding From Los Angeles Media Fund". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
- Busch, Anita (4 November 2015). "STX Says Hello To Horror Flick 'The Bye Bye Man'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
- ""The Space Between Us" Interplanetary Adventure From STX Entertainment Wraps Production". New York Business Journal. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 25 September 2016.
- Kroll, Justin (14 May 2015). "Jim Carrey in Talks to Star in RatPac's 'True Crimes'". Variety. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Penske Media Corporation.
- Blaney, Martin (22 October 2015). "Jim Carrey thriller 'True Crimes' sets Krakow shoot date". Screen International. Retrieved 25 September 2016 – via Media Business Insight.
- Ford, Rebecca (4 April 2017). "Jim Carrey, Charlotte Gainsbourg Film 'True Crimes' Lands at Saban". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- Lodderhose, Diana (21 October 2016). "Ethan Hawke, Rose Byrne & Chris O'Dowd In Talks For Nick Hornby Adaptation 'Juliet, Naked'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- Tartaglione, Nancy (31 October 2016). "Dan Hine & Ash Atalla Launch Who's On First; Set '& Mrs' As First Feature Project". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
- Busch, Anita (1 February 2017). "'Planet Of Exile' Movie Rights Acquired By Los Angeles Media Fund & Producer Mark Johnson". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 10 April 2017.