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THINKFilm and
Killer Films announce new partnership

THINKFilm and
Killer Films announce new partnership

Independent film distributor THINKFilms and independent filmmakers Killer Films (Boys Don't Cry,Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Friday announced a new partnership in which Killer will produce and develop films that THINKFilm will finance and distribute worldwide.

Killer principals Pam Koffler, Christine Vachon, and Kate Roumel announced the deal along with THINKFilm president and CEO Jeff Sackman and theatrical division head Mark Urman. The deal is effective immediately, and both companies want to increase the size and scope of their projects.

"Since our inception we have aimed to collaborate with people who share our taste and our approach," says Killer's Vachon, "and we believe that the THINK team and the Killer family couldn't be more like-minded and compatible."

THINKFilm production company has garnered five Academy Award nominations in as many years, including the 2005 documentary Born Into Brothels and the recent Best Actor nomination for Ryan Gosling in HalfNelson. This August it will release David Wain's The Ten, starring Paul Rudd, Jessica Alba, and Winona Ryder.

Killer Films' recent productions include Todd Haynes's I'm Not There, starring Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Heath Ledger and Then She FoundMe, directed by Helen Hunt and starring Hunt, Bette Midler, Colin Firth, and Matthew Broderick. (The Advocate)

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