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Virtual Studios LLC was an American film financier, distributor and production studio based in The United States of America.
Establishment and Early Years
Virtual Studios was founded by film directors and producers Tibor Hernadí and Benjamin Waisbren in 1986 as A Film Financier and Media Company. The Funding was backed by Hedge fund, Pacific Title, and Stark Investments.
The companies first film production and financing credits were the Comedy-Romance film Duane Hopwood and the dystopian political thriller film V for Vendetta in 2005. In 2006 they signed a deal to produced and finance films in association with Warner Bros.. Their Next Films (Poseidon, V for Vendetta, The Good German and 300) were all distributed by Warner Bros. The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was their last film they Co-produced for Warner Bros. and the deal was signed off. Their Last Film was Bangkok Dangerous and the company was left dormant after the film became a Flop in the box-office.
Virtual Studios started a Film Distribution company called Virtual Films in early 2006. The company was short lived and only lasted a year and it was shut down in 2007. First Born was the only film Virtual Films distributed.
Virtual Studios ultimately Closed in 2009 after being Dormant for a year due to Hernadí and Waisbrein leaving the company to pursue other ventures.
|Release date||Film title||Notes|
|November 11, 2005||Duane Hopwood||distributed by IFC Films; co-produced by Big Beach; first Virtual Studios film|
|March 17, 2006||V For Vendetta|
|May 12, 2006||Poseidon|
|December 15, 2006||The Good German||distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Section 8|
|December 15, 2006||300||distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Legendary Pictures, Atmosphere Pictures and Hollywood Gang Productions|
|December 8, 2006||Blood Diamond||distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Bedford Falls Productions and Initial Entertainment Group|
|April 26, 2007||Gardener of Eden||co-produced by Appian Way Productions|
|March 20, 2007||First Born|
|June 15, 2007||Nancy Drew||distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Jerry Weintraub Productions|
|April 25, 2007||Next||distributed by Paramount Pictures; co-produced by Revolution Studios, Initial Entertainment Group and Saturn Films|
|September 2, 2007||The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford||distributed by Warner Bros.; co-produced by Scott Free Productions and Plan B Entertainment|
|July 18, 2008||Cassandra's Dream||distributed by StudioCanal Limited overseas while The Weinstein Company handeld the US Distribution rights; co-produced by The Wild Bunch|
|September 5, 2008||Bangkok Dangerous||distributed by Lionsgate; co-produced by Saturn Films and Blue Star Entertainment; final Virtual Studios film|
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