QED International

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QED International
Private
Industry Film
Founded 2002
Founder Bill Block
Headquarters United States of America
Key people
John Friedberg (President)
Paul Hanson
Products Motion picture
Website [1]

QED International is an American based film production studio, financier and international distributor, best known for financing and producing 2014 films Sabotage and Fury.

History[edit]

Bill Block formed QED in 2002 as CEO. In May of 2012, Media Content Capital, an Anton Lessine and Sasha Shapiro global media fund, gained a controlling interest in QED through QED Holdings with an eight figure investment.[1][2]

Before 2013, Paul Hanson, as COO, was involved in all aspects of the company overseeing film financing, production, and distribution.[3]

On February 24, 2015, Deadline confirmed that CEO Bill Block had officially left the post from the company to join a new company Merced Media.[4][5] This allowed Lessine and Shapiro to operate QED International under QED Holdings as its principal financiers through the global media fund, Media Content Capital (McC).[6][7][8][9]

Filmography[edit]

Financier/Producer[edit]

International distributor[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ McNary, Dave (May 16, 2012). "Media Content Capital fuels QED growth". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Fleming, Jr., Mike (May 16, 2015). "Bill Block's QED Gets Cash Infusion From Media Content Capital; Cannes". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  3. ^ Lincoln, Ross A. (August 26, 2015). "Veteran Exec Paul Hanson To Head New Film Company Covert Media". Deadline.com. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Busch, Anita (February 24, 2015). "Bill Block Officially Leaves QED Int’l CEO Post As Merced Media Ramps Up". deadline.com. Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  5. ^ McNary, Dave (February 24, 2015). "Bill Block to Exit QED International". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (August 26, 2015). "Covert Media Launching With Former Annapurna Exec Paul Hanson". Variety. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  7. ^ Kay, Jeremy (August 26, 2015). "MCC, Paul Hanson launch Covert Media". Screen Daily. Retrieved November 14, 2015. 
  8. ^ Hunter, Walker (August 21, 2014). "How Putin's Media Czar May Have Funded Brad Pitt's New Movie". Business Insider. Retrieved November 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Block, Alex Ben; Holdsworth, Nick (contributed from Moscow) (February 24, 2015). "Bill Block to Exit Indie Film Player QED, Russian Investors Take Control (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved November 15, 2015. 

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