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New York, NY 10018 USA
Number of employees
Worldview Entertainment is an American independent motion picture company that finances and produces theatrical quality feature films for worldwide distribution. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in New York City. Worldview has produced films including Child 44, Birdman, Blood Ties, The Green Inferno, and Killer Joe.
Worldview Entertainment was founded in 2007 by Chairman and CEO, Christopher Woodrow, and Maria Cestone. Molly Conners joined the company in 2009 as COO. Worldview Entertainment signed with Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in 2010 and has since become the agency's top film finance and production client. Sarah E. Johnson, daughter of Franklin Resources Chairman, Charles B. Johnson, became a partner and investor in the company in 2011. Worldview established a four-year $30 million credit facility with Comerica in 2013 to provide debt financing for the company's films, which coincided with the infusion of $40 million in new equity from existing investors. The $70 million doubled the company's capital base.
The company's first film was William Friedkin's black comedy, Killer Joe, which it financed along with Voltage Pictures in 2010. The film premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival before making its North American debut at the Toronto International Film Festival, where it was sold domestically to LD Entertainment in one of the biggest sales at the festival. The film was distributed theatrically in the summer of 2012 with star Matthew McConaughey receiving a nomination for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Male Lead.
Worldview's 2012 slate included three films that premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival including the Guillaume Canet crime thriller, Blood Ties, which was the biggest domestic sale at the festival after being purchased by Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions; and James Gray's period drama, The Immigrant which was sold domestically to The Weinstein Company. The Company went on to premiere two films at the 2013 Venice Film Festival, including David Gordon Green's drama Joe, which was sold domestically to Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions. Worldview also premiered six films at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival including the West Memphis Three crime thriller, Devil's Knot, which was sold domestically to Image Entertainment; and Eli Roth's horror thriller, The Green Inferno, which was sold domestically to Open Road Films.
The company's 2014 slate included Alejandro González Iñárritu's comedy, Birdman, with Fox Searchlight and New Regency; Daniel Espinosa's crime thriller Child 44, with Summit and Lionsgate; Zach Braff's drama Wish I Was Here; and Michel Hazanavicius's drama The Search.
|2018||Beyond the Green Inferno||Financier/Producer||Directed by Nicolás López. Presented and produced by Eli Roth.|
|2017||Tulip Fever||Financier/Producer||Directed by Justin Chadwick. Starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Zach Galifianakis, Judi Dench, Christoph Waltz and Cara Delevingne|
|2016||Blonde||Producer||Directed by Andrew Dominik, starring Jessica Chastain.|
|2016||Candy Store||Producer||Starring Robert De Niro, Keira Knightley, and Omar Sy.|
|2016||Rules Don't Apply||Financier/Producer||Directed by Warren Beatty, starring Lily Collins, Alden Ehrenreich, Matthew Broderick, Annette Bening, Candice Bergen, Taissa Farmiga, Chace Crawford, and Beatty.|
|2016||Triple 9||Producer||Starring Casey Affleck, Woody Harrelson and Kate Winslet|
|2015||Term Life||Producer||Starring Vince Vaughn.|
|2015||The Intern||Producer||Directed by Nancy Meyers.|
|2015||Strangerland||Executive Producer||Starring Nicole Kidman, Guy Pearce, and Hugo Weaving.|
|2014||Birdman||Producer||Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, starring Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts, Edward Norton, Emma Stone, Andrea Riseborough, Amy Ryan, and Zach Galifianakis.|
|2014||Song One||Producer||Starring Anne Hathaway.|
|2014||Wish I Was Here||Financier/Producer||Directed by Zach Braff, co-written with his brother Adam. Starring Zach Braff, Kate Hudson, Mandy Patinkin, Anna Kendrick, Jim Parsons, and Josh Gad. Co-funded with a Kickstarter project.|
|2014||Child 44||Producer||Starring Tom Hardy.|
|2014||Manglehorn||Financier/Producer||Directed by David Gordon Green, starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter.|
|2014||The Search||Financier/Producer||Directed by Michel Hazanavicius, starring Bérénice Bejo and Annette Bening.|
|2013||Ass Backwards||Financier/Producer||Directed by Chris Nelson. Written by and starring June Diane Raphael and Casey Wilson.|
|2013||Blood Ties||Financier/Producer||Directed by Guillaume Canet, starring Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, and Zoe Saldana. Remake of 2008 French thriller, Les Liens du Sang.|
|2013||Devil's Knot||Financier/Producer||Directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. Based on the true story of the West Memphis Three.|
|2013||The Green Inferno||Financier/Producer||Written and directed by Eli Roth.|
|2013||Joe||Financier/Producer||Directed by David Gordon Green, starring Nicolas Cage.|
|2013||The Sacrament||Financier/Producer||Written and directed by Ti West. Presented and produced by Eli Roth.|
|2013||Welcome to the Punch||Financier/Producer||Witten and directed by Eran Creevy, starring James McAvoy and Mark Strong. Executive Produced by Ridley Scott.|
|2013||Jimmy P: Psychotherapy of a Plains Indian||Executive Producer||Directed by Arnaud Desplechin.|
|2013||The Immigrant||Producer||Produced and directed by James Gray.|
|2011||Killer Joe||Financier/Producer||Written by Tracy Letts, directed by William Friedkin, and starring Matthew McConaughey.|
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