Magazine article Screen International

Bold Films, Jake Gyllenhaal in Pact

Magazine article Screen International

Bold Films, Jake Gyllenhaal in Pact

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The partnership offers the in-demand Gyllenhaal the opportunity to acquire and develop new material. It will also offer an enticing pipeline for Sierra Films,

Gyllenhaal currently stars in Southpaw for TWC in what is likely to fuel another awards season campaign. When Harvey Weinstein showed a Cannes audience first footage of Gyllenhaal in his role as a troubled boxer in May, he paid tribute to the actor's performance in Nightcrawler and said it had been deserving of an Oscar nomination.

Riva Marker, who most recently served as president of production and a producer for Red Crown Productions, has been assigned as a production executive at Gyllenhaal's new company.

Bold Films chairman Michel Litvak hailed the Oscar-nominated star's "impeccable taste" and ability as a "formidable producer."

"I admire greatly Jake's dedication to his craftand support his desire to further explore his voice as a filmmaker," said Bold Films CEO Gary Michael Walters, who said the partnership would "contribute significantly" to the company's expansion. …

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