Magazine article Variety

Sbp on Big Screen

Magazine article Variety

Sbp on Big Screen

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In 2011, Scooter Braun made a splashy debut in the world of feature films, producing the concert documentary "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." The movie, which carried a $13 million budget, grossed $100 million worldwide. Two years later, "Believe," a behind-the-scenes look at Bieber's rise to superstardom, generated about $11 million globally.

"Those films really gave us a taste of what we could do," says Scott Manson, chief operating officer of Braun's film operation, SB Projects.

Braun was a producer on quirky girl-group fantasy "Jem and the Holograms" but has branched out considerably by backing indie drama "Burden," starring Andrea Riseborough and Garrett Hedlund in the story of an orphan raised in the Ku Klux Klan who attempts to break away at the urging of the girl he falls in love with. The film is written and directed by Andrew Heckler and produced by Robbie Brenner ("Dallas Buyers Club"). …

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