Red Granite Pictures


Red Granite Pictures

Red Granite Pictures is an American film finance, development, production, and distribution company, founded in 2010. 

Riz Aziz is the Chairman, while Joey McFarland serves as Vice-Chairman. Randy Hermann serves as CFO, David Boyle serves as Business Affairs and Production Legal, David Koplan serves as President of Production, while Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri serve as co-Presidents of the distribution arm; Red Granite International. To date, Red Granite Pictures slate of films have brought in more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.

Red Granite Pictures made its debut with Friends with Kids, a romantic comedy written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Friends with Kids stars Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Megan Fox. Following Friends with Kids, Red Granite Pictures executive-produced and handled foreign distribution for the dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Casey Affleck. Out of the Furnace was released on December 6, 2013 by Relativity Media.

Red Granite Pictures next released the highly anticipated film The Wolf of Wall Street on December 25, 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the memoir of the same name by former stock-broker Jordan Belfort. The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter).

Following The Wolf of Wall Street, Red Granite Pictures produced Horns and Dumb and Dumber To. Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham and directed by Alexandre Aja, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Horns was released on October 31, 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS. Dumb and Dumber To is an American buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is a sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. The film stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner. Dumb and Dumber To was released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures and opened number one at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions released the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home (film) on December 25, 2015. Red Granite Pictures co-produced and co-financed the film, which Paramount Pictures distributed worldwide. Daddy's Home opened number two at the box office, becoming Red Granite's highest grossing opening weekend and its highest grossing domestic film.

Red Granite's latest film is Papillon, a re-imagining of the 1973 classic, directed by Michael Noer, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. It is scheduled to be released in 2018.  

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Red Granite Pictures


Red Granite Pictures

Red Granite Pictures is an American film finance, development, production, and distribution company, founded in 2010. 

Riz Aziz is the Chairman, while Joey McFarland serves as Vice-Chairman. Randy Hermann serves as CFO, David Boyle serves as Business Affairs and Production Legal, David Koplan serves as President of Production, while Danny Dimbort and Christian Mercuri serve as co-Presidents of the distribution arm; Red Granite International. To date, Red Granite Pictures slate of films have brought in more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.

Red Granite Pictures made its debut with Friends with Kids, a romantic comedy written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Friends with Kids stars Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Megan Fox. Following Friends with Kids, Red Granite Pictures executive-produced and handled foreign distribution for the dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Casey Affleck. Out of the Furnace was released on December 6, 2013 by Relativity Media.

Red Granite Pictures next released the highly anticipated film The Wolf of Wall Street on December 25, 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the memoir of the same name by former stock-broker Jordan Belfort. The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter).

Following The Wolf of Wall Street, Red Granite Pictures produced Horns and Dumb and Dumber To. Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham and directed by Alexandre Aja, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Horns was released on October 31, 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS. Dumb and Dumber To is an American buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is a sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. The film stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner. Dumb and Dumber To was released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures and opened number one at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions released the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home (film) on December 25, 2015. Red Granite Pictures co-produced and co-financed the film, which Paramount Pictures distributed worldwide. Daddy's Home opened number two at the box office, becoming Red Granite's highest grossing opening weekend and its highest grossing domestic film.

Red Granite's latest film is Papillon, a re-imagining of the 1973 classic, directed by Michael Noer, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. It is scheduled to be released in 2018.  

Red Granite Pictures

Red Granite Pictures is an American film finance, development, production, and distribution company, founded in 2010.

Riza Aziz is Chairman, while Joey McFarland serves as Vice-Chairman. Randy Hermann serves as CFO, David Boyle serves as Business Affairs and Production Legal, while David Koplan serves as President of Production. To date, Red Granite Pictures slate of films have brought in more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.

Red Granite Pictures made its debut with Friends with Kids, a romantic comedy written and directed by Jennifer Westfeldt. Friends with Kids stars Jon Hamm, Kristen Wiig, Adam Scott, and Megan Fox. Following Friends with Kids, Red Granite Pictures executive-produced and handled foreign distribution for the dramatic thriller Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper and starring Christian Bale, Zoe Saldana, Forest Whitaker and Casey Affleck. Out of the Furnace was released on December 6, 2013 by Relativity Media.

Red Granite Pictures next released the highly anticipated film The Wolf of Wall Street on December 25, 2013. The Wolf of Wall Street was directed by Martin Scorsese and stars Leonardo DiCaprio, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey, Kyle Chandler, Jon Favreau and Rob Reiner. The Wolf of Wall Street is based on the memoir of the same name by former stock-broker Jordan Belfort. The Wolf of Wall Street has achieved tremendous box office success and critical acclaim, including a Golden Globe win for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Comedy for Leonardo DiCaprio and five Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio), Best Director (Martin Scorsese), Best Supporting Actor (Jonah Hill) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Terence Winter).

Following The Wolf of Wall Street, Red Granite Pictures produced Horns and Dumb and Dumber To. Horns, a supernatural thriller starring Daniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Heather Graham and directed by Alexandre Aja, is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Joe Hill. Horns was released on October 31, 2014 by Dimension-RADiUS. Dumb and Dumber To is an American buddy comedy film co-written and directed by Bobby Farrelly and Peter Farrelly. It is a sequel to the 1994 film Dumb and Dumber. The film stars Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Laurie Holden, Rob Riggle and Kathleen Turner. Dumb and Dumber To was released on November 14, 2014 by Universal Pictures and opened number one at the box office.

Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures in association with Gary Sanchez Productions released the Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy's Home (film) on December 25, 2015. Red Granite Pictures co-produced and co-financed the film, which Paramount Pictures distributed worldwide. Daddy's Home opened number two at the box office, becoming Red Granite's highest grossing opening weekend and its highest grossing domestic film.

Red Granite's latest film is Papillon, a re-imagining of the 1973 classic, directed by Michael Noer, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. It is scheduled to be released in 2018.  

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The Team

 

Red Granite Pictures

 

Riza Aziz

Riza Aziz is a film producer and chairman of Red Granite Pictures, a Los Angeles-based film production company. Riza has a background in finance and holds a BS degree in Government & Economics and an MS in Politics from the London School of Economics.

Filmography

Friends with Kids, directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Hamm.

Angels in Excel (documentary), directed by Billy Raftery, starring Charlize Theron

Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper, starring Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Woody Harrellson, and Zoe Saldana

The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Margot Robbie.

Horns, directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

Dumb and Dumber To, directed by Pete and Bobby Farrelly, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. 

Daddy’s Home, Directed by Sean Anders, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg

http://www.rizaaziz.com

Joey McFarland

Joey McFarland (born April 30, 1972) is an American film producer. Born in Louisville, Kentucky, he attended DeSales High School and the University of Louisville. He is best known for producing the film The Wolf of Wall Street, for which he earned an Academy Award nomination. In 2011, Variety named McFarland to their list of Top 10 Producers to Watch.

Filmography

Friends with Kids, directed by Jennifer Westfeldt, starring Adam Scott, Jennifer Westfeldt, Maya Rudolph, Chris O’Dowd, Kristen Wiig, and Jon Hamm.

Out of the Furnace, directed by Scott Cooper, starring Casey Affleck, Christian Bale, Woody Harrellson, and Zoe Saldana

The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Matthew McConaughey and Margot Robbie.

Horns, directed by Alexandre Aja, starring Daniel Radcliffe and Juno Temple.

Dumb and Dumber To, directed by Pete and Bobby Farrelly, starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. 

Daddy’s Home, Directed by Sean Anders, starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg

Papillon, directed by Michael Noer, starring Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek. 

http://www.joeymcfarland.com

 
David Boyle Head of Business and Legal Affairs Drawing on over twenty-five (25) years of experience, David Boyle operates as a business and legal affairs and strategic planning advisor in motion picture production, finance and distribution. For over twelve (12) years, Boyle oversaw all business operations of Radar Pictures, including finance, corporate development and strategic planning, led negotiations for all development, production, financing and distribution agreements with talent and major studios, and supervised all administrative functions of the company. During Boyle's tenure, Radar's movies generated nearly $2 billion in worldwide revenue. Highlights of Boyle's contributions to the company include overseeing the financing and administration of Radar's $100 million film fund, managing Radar's successful alliance with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and leading negotiations for such films as The Last Samurai,The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. When Radar's venture with Platinum Dunes expired, Michael Bay engaged Boyle to manage Platinum Dunes' split-rights business model with Dimension Films and Focus Features. Previously, Boyle was Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for Propaganda Films, a seminal music video, commercial, television and motion picture production company, where he served as legal production counsel on commercials and music videos envisioned by such directors as Antoine Fuqua, Gore Verbinski and Mark Romanek and on such films as David Fincher's The Game and Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich. Boyle is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Academy's Nominating Committee for Best Foreign Language Film. Boyle headed UCLA's prestigious Entertainment Symposium for three (3) of the most successful years in its history and continues to serve on its Advisory Board. Boyle earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Boyle then graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the law review, before beginning his career in private practice.

David Boyle

Head of Business and Legal Affairs

Drawing on over twenty-five (25) years of experience, David Boyle operates as a business and legal affairs and strategic planning advisor in motion picture production, finance and distribution.

For over twelve (12) years, Boyle oversaw all business operations of Radar Pictures, including finance, corporate development and strategic planning, led negotiations for all development, production, financing and distribution agreements with talent and major studios, and supervised all administrative functions of the company. During Boyle's tenure, Radar's movies generated nearly $2 billion in worldwide revenue.

Highlights of Boyle's contributions to the company include overseeing the financing and administration of Radar's $100 million film fund, managing Radar's successful alliance with Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes and leading negotiations for such films as The Last Samurai,The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and The Amityville Horror. When Radar's venture with Platinum Dunes expired, Michael Bay engaged Boyle to manage Platinum Dunes' split-rights business model with Dimension Films and Focus Features.

Previously, Boyle was Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs for Propaganda Films, a seminal music video, commercial, television and motion picture production company, where he served as legal production counsel on commercials and music videos envisioned by such directors as Antoine Fuqua, Gore Verbinski and Mark Romanek and on such films as David Fincher's The Game and Spike Jonze's Being John Malkovich.

Boyle is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the Academy's Nominating Committee for Best Foreign Language Film. Boyle headed UCLA's prestigious Entertainment Symposium for three (3) of the most successful years in its history and continues to serve on its Advisory Board. Boyle earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Boyle then graduated cum laude from Tulane Law School, where he was a member of the Board of Editors of the law review, before beginning his career in private practice.

Randy Hermann

Chief Financial Officer

Randy Hermann joined Red Granite Pictures as Chief Financial Officer in 2012. In this position, Hermann is responsible for the management of the day-to-day financial operations of the Company as well as leading business development and strategic planning initiatives.  Hermann was responsible for the analyzing the investment in and securing the financing for Dumb and Dumber To and Daddy’s Home.  In addition, Hermann has negotiated, structured and closed $215 million in production and Ultimates Loans for the Company.

From 2011 to 2012, Hermann was the Chief Financial Officer of Exclusive Media where he structured a corporate credit facility as well as single picture financings for End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal; Snitch starring Dwayne Johnson; and Ron Howard's Rush. In addition, Hermann oversaw preparation of all Exclusive business plans, annual operating budgets, financial greenlight analyses and film Ultimates.  Hermann also managed the transition of the finance and accounting functions from London to Los Angeles.

From 2006 to 2011, Hermann was the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Essential Entertainment. While at Essential, Hermann structured and closed financings for the successful Australian film Red Dog and the Canadian/Belgian co-production The Expatriate starring Aaron Eckhart.

From 1996 to 2006, Hermann was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mandalay Pictures. During the ten years Hermann worked with Mandalay he arranged over $600 million in production financing, structured a $40 million insurance-backed transaction, helped secure a $50 million equity investment and arranged more than $90 million in tax-advantaged financing.

Before beginning his career in the film business, Hermann had a successful career in financial services as a financial analyst at Drexel Burnham Lambert, an associate with Chemical Bank in New York and later as an associate director with BA Securities in Los Angeles.

Hermann has an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS from the University of California, Berkeley. Hermann currently serves on the Board of Trustees at The Oaks School, where is in on the Executive and Finance Committees.  He was also a member of the Finance and Audit Committees of Children's Hospital Los Angeles from 2003 to 2010.

David Koplan

President of Production

David Koplan is an American Film Producer, currently serving as President of Production for Red Granite Pictures. Red Granite Pictures has developed, produced, and structured financing for a slate of films generating more than $835 million in worldwide box office revenue.

Currently, Koplan is a Producer on the feature film entitled Papillon, which stars Charlie Hunnam (Pacific Rim, Crimson Peak) with principal photography commencing in the fall of 2016. He previously served as an Executive Producer on the huge hit entitled Daddy’s Home directed by Sean Anders (Horrible Bosses 2, That’s My Boy) and written by Sean Anders, John Morris (We’re The Millers, Mr. Popper’s Penguins) and Brian Burns (Blue Bloods, Entourage). The film stars Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg and Linda Cardellini, and it was released by Paramount Pictures on Christmas Day 2015. Koplan also previously served as Executive Producer on the successful 2014, Dumb and Dumber To written and directed by Peter and Bobby Farrelly (Dumb and Dumber, There’s Something about Mary). The film was released by Universal Pictures and starred Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Also, releasing in 2014, Koplan served as Executive Producer on The Rewrite written and directed by Marc Lawrence (Two Weeks Notice, Music & Lyrics) and starred Hugh Grant and Marisa Tomei.

Koplan has served as either Producer or Executive producer on a wide range of award winning independent films over the years, including, Thanks for Sharing, written and directed by Academy Award Nominee Stuart Blumberg (The Kids Are All Right) and starred Mark Ruffalo, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Tim Robbins; Tim Blake Nelson’s festival favorite Leaves of Grass, which starred Nelson, Edward Norton, Susan Sarandon, Keri Russell and Richard Dreyfuss; Chrystal which starred Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton and was written and directed by Academy Award winner Ray McKinnon and Winter Passing, which Koplan produced with Pulitzer Prize nominated playwright Adam Rapp and starred Ed Harris, Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel.

Under his Timbergrove Entertainment banner, Koplan produced the film noir thriller The Last Lullaby directed by Jeffrey Goodman and Randy and the Mob, written and directed by Ray McKinnon, and starring McKinnon, Walton Goggins (The Shield, Justified), and Burt Reynolds.

Koplan is a graduate from the University of Virginia, a member of the PGA and serves on the board of the Virginia Film Festival.

 

Marian Koltai-Levine

Publicist | PMK-BNC

Agency Overview

PMK•BNC is an influential public relations, marketing and consulting agency representing many of the world's most prominent actors, actresses, musicians, films, production companies, TV properties, authors and content creators as well as leading consumer brands and prestigious special events. The agency employs a staff of more than 250 professionals spanning offices in Los Angeles, New York and London. PMK•BNC thrives on being ahead of the curve and specializes in working with their clients to create ideas which build audiences, increase awareness and engage the consumer through the passion points of popular culture: music, sports, film, television, celebrity, technology, philanthropy, art and fashion. PMK•BNC is a part of Momentum and McCann Worldgroup within Interpublic Group (NYSE: IPG).

Film Department

PMK•BNC’s film and marketing department strives to create a home for strategic ideas to intersect with marketing, communications and distribution. The department's approach to marketing and distribution reflects the team's prior experience on both the studio and agency sides of the film industry. We are recognized for offering clients a complete "outsourced marketing department," as well as theatrical distribution services and media relations support for all aspects of the film industry, including production companies, studios, directors, writers and producers.

 
 

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Red Granite develops. Accordingly, Red Granite Pictures will not accept or consider any 
unsolicited material or suggestions. 

For all media inquiries please contact:
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