Magazine article Variety

5 Biggest Tests for Relativity

Magazine article Variety

5 Biggest Tests for Relativity

Article excerpt

Kevin Spacey and producing partner Dana Brunetti, face a raft of hurdles in their new gig overseeing bankrupt Relativity Studios on the way to making a slate of hit films. The pair come to the job with plenty of experience, having in 1997 formed Trigger Street Prods., which has overseen films including "The Social Network," "Captain Phillips," "Casino Jack" and "Safe." james rainey, brent lang

1

CREATIVE TRUST

Filmmakers will be wary of working with a company that left many films in distribution limbo. Release schedules and rights are still in flux.

2

FIND A UNICORN

A deep-pocked investor needs to sign on pronto to raise $100 million in equity. They're also pursuing a $250 million credit line.

3

UNTANGLE THE LEGAL MESS

Unpaid creditors and the need for approval from bankruptcy court are just a few of the pending issues.

4

THE RIGHT MIX

Spacey and Brunetti lean toward prestige fare; Kavanaugh's company was known more for commercial movies. …

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