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The initials of this company,
, are also used by the Irish political group
Young Fine Gael
Yari Film Group (YFG) is an independent film company founded in 2002, and headed by producer Bob Yari, which deals in financing, production, acquisition, sales and distribution of theatrical feature films. Yari Film Group has been under fire for over a decade for breach of contract and failure to pay other producers and actors such as Sharon Stone. Bob Yari has been a defendant in numerous lawsuits and judgments have been upheld by the courts.
The company's early production credits included Academy Award Winner
, with an all-star cast led by Crash Matt Dillon and Sandra Bullock; , with The Hoax Richard Gere; with The Matador Pierce Brosnan; starring The Painted Veil Edward Norton; with A Love Song for Bobby Long John Travolta; ; Dave Chappelle's Block Party with Meryl Streep; and Prime with an all-star cast including Thumbsucker Keanu Reeves and Vince Vaughn.
In December 2008, Yari filed for bankruptcy.
They continue to operate while under creditor protection as of March 2009. [1 ]
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Yari Film Group Releasing, the distribution arm of YFG, released their first batch of films in
2006. The dramedy , starring Winter Passing Will Ferrell and Ed Harris, was their first foray, with a limited U.S. release in February 2006. , starring Find Me Guilty Vin Diesel, was the company's first national release, launching in more than 400 theatres across the country. YFG's first major financial success as a distributor was with , starring Edward Norton, The Illusionist Paul Giamatti and Jessica Biel, which pulled in roughly $40 million at the U.S box office, gaining the upstart notoriety for successfully launching the film through a platform release rollout. YFG Releasing adopted an early strategy of producing and acquiring independent films with major name talent attached, such as The Illusionist, Winter Passing, (with Haven Orlando Bloom and Bill Paxton), (starring Shortcut to Happiness Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins and Jennifer Love Hewitt) and (with Even Money Forest Whitaker, Ray Liotta and Danny DeVito).
List of Yari Film Group Releasing films [ edit ]
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