TSG Pictures

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The Shooting Gallery a/k/a TSG Pictures
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TSG Pictures (also known as The Shooting Gallery) was a film production company established in 1990 by Bob Gosse and in association with Hal Hartley, Ted Hope, Nick Gomez and Michael Almereyda. Larry Meistrich was later brought in as a partner in charge of raising financing for the newly found film consortium. Its mission was to nurture New York City filmmakers to make director-driven pictures.[1] Meistrich brought into the firm Steve Carlis to share financial oversight responsibilities and bring in new funding sources.[2]

An important participant in the New York independent film industry of the 1990s, associated with fellow New York City director-driven production companies including Good Machine, Killer Films,[3] it produced a number of critically successful films. It it was financially powered mostly by two significant business successes, Laws of Gravity (1992) and Sling Blade (1996). It was also noted for its Shooting Gallery Film Series of art-house releases.[4] The company expanded and pursued a variety of business models including ventures in the new media sector,[5] ultimately failing in 2001 under the weight of expenses and debts.[6]

A 2013 documentary by Whitney Ransick, Misfire: The Rise and Fall of the Shooting Gallery, covers the history of the company.[7]


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  1. ^ Taylor, Drew (15 November 2013). "DOC NYC Review: 'Misfire: The Rise And Fall Of The Shooting Gallery' Lovingly Chronicles Early '90s Independent Cinema". IndiWire. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  2. ^ DeFore, John (24 October 2013). "Misfire: The Rise and Fall of The Shooting Gallery: Hamptons Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  3. ^ McKarakin, Kristen (4 October 2013). "Q&A: WHITNEY RANSICK ON 'MISFIRE: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SHOOTING GALLERY'". Hamptons International Film Festival. Retrieved 29 July 2019.
  4. ^ Anthony Kaufman, "The Shooting Gallery, 1991–2001", Village Voice, July 17, 2001.
  5. ^ Caren Weiner, "Shooting Gallery hits target: Indie juggles balance sheets and goals", Variety, September 28, 1998.
  6. ^ Rachel Abramowitz, "Everything Ventured, Everything Lost", Los Angeles Times, September 23, 2001.
  7. ^ Whitney Ransick, "‘Misfire’ Gives Insiders’ View of Shooting Gallery", Variety, April 23, 2013.
  8. ^ Variety Staff (11 September 1995). "Drunks (Film Review)". Variety. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  9. ^ Nesselson, Lisa (27 September 1999). "A Bumblebee Flies Anyway (Film Review)". Variety. Retrieved 21 July 2019.