Production companies Hunting Lane Films & Silverwood Films are officially on their last legs, as Deadline got the exclusive news that Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell have come together to form the new production shingle called Electric City Entertainment. Crystal Powell and Katie McNeill will be production vice presidents, Mark Tuohy director of development.
Collectively they’ve helped launch the careers of helmers we hold dear to our cinephilic hearts in Ryan Fleck and Derek Cianfrance. They’ve contributed to the burgeoning careers of talented behind the scenes folk such as Cinematographer Andrij Parekh, Art Director Inbal Weinberg and Costume Designer Erin Benach. And Ryan Gosling has been the biggest winner on the three times that Patricof and Howell (and producer Alex Orlovsky) got together for a shared common goal.
Sundance/Park City which has become a second home to both producer’s independent productions will likely be the last time where we see the Silverwood Films logo on screen as the Howell produced Twenty-Eight Hotel Rooms was selected for the NEXT section (we’ll be there covering the film). Our hope is that their focus on larger scale independent films in the $10 million-$30 million range will enable them to develop more of the smaller, risky projects such as Stephanie Daley, Terri, Sugar and Little Birds. The first film we are most likely to see under the banner (crossing our fingers for Cannes) is Cianfrance’s The Place Beyond The Pines. On tap, they’ve got the following projects:
Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden’s Hate Mail, Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski’s Big Eyes, David Slade’s Coward and an HBO penned series by Cianfrance called, “Muscle“. Other projects could include On Green Dolphin Street, Borderline, A Dirty Love Story, Electric Slide and Mule.