Magazine article Screen International

Brian Oliver Exits Cross Creek Pictures, Lines Up Next Venture

Magazine article Screen International

Brian Oliver Exits Cross Creek Pictures, Lines Up Next Venture

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Producer-financier expected to unveil multi-national venture in Cannes.

Brian Oliver, the producer-financier behind such films as recent Oscar nominee Hacksaw Ridge, Black Swan and the upcoming American Made starring Tom Cruise and Flatliners, is leaving his role as president of Cross Creek Pictures.

Oliver co-founded the company in September 2009 with the Louisiana-based Thompson family and is expected to announce a major venture in Cannes.

It is understood Oliver departs on good terms with CEO Timmy Thompson.

While details of the next project remain sketchy, it is understood it will involve a significant Hong Kong element and brings approximately $1.5bn in debt and equity to the table.

Oliver and his partners are looking either to keep North American distribution at Sony, whom Oliver knows well through his deal at Cross Creek, or take it to another studio. …

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