Magazine article Screen International

Universal, Cross Creek Pictures Sign Distribution Pact

Magazine article Screen International

Universal, Cross Creek Pictures Sign Distribution Pact

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The first project to go under the three-year deal will be Rush, the in-production F1 drama co-financed by Cross Creek and Exclusive Media Group that marks the first project financed outside the studio system that Ron Howard is directing in 25 years.

The deal with Universal will cover at least six features produced and financed by Brian Oliver's (pictured) Cross Creek. The partners added that they are "actively mining" Universal's development slate for potential projects to be produced and financed by Cross Creek.

Aside from Rush, the partners are considering The Creed Of Violence, which is in development at Universal and is based on a screenplay by Todd Field, who is on board to direct.

The budget range is $15-$65m with a projected average cost of $25m-$35m. Cross Creek plans to produce three to four titles a year with Universal committing to wide releases on at least two a year. …

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