SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Film finance and production company, End Cue, came out on top in a competitive bidding war with several studios, acquiring Jon Watts and Christopher Ford's untitled URBAN EXPLORERS feature pitch, a young adult adventure set under New York City's Lower East Side. End Cue prides themselves on finding up and coming talent - the pitch was sold one month before Watts was tapped by Marvel and Sony to direct the new Spider-Man franchise.
This marks the second project between End Cue, Watts and Ford after a successful collaboration on COP CAR, starring Kevin Bacon, which premiered at Sundance 2015. COP CAR was acquired by Focus World and opens in theaters on August 7th.
In addition to COP CAR, End Cue's slate includes MOONFALL, a sci-fi script written by David Weil and produced by Andrew Kortschak and Ram Bergman (STAR WARS, LOOPER). Led by Andrew and Walter Kortschak, End Cue was formerly known as Audax Films.
Said Andrew Kortschak, "We could not be more excited to develop this project with Jon and Ford. Our collaboration on COP CAR was seamless and to be working on a large-scale project with them is a dream come true. Their energy and creativity is infectious and it is exciting to be part of the team once again."
Watts & Ford are repped by CAA and Greg Slewett; additionally, Ford is managed by Dianne McGunigle. CAA and Craig Emanuel of Loeb & Loeb represented End Cue in the deal.
About End Cue
End Cue is a film production company located in Santa Monica, California. End Cue develops, produces and finances disruptive and responsible content across multiple creative categories, including animation, long form narrative, documentary and television.
End Cue's films include MOONFALL, a sci-fi script written by David Weil and produced by Andrew Kortschak and Ram Bergman (STAR WARS, LOOPER). End Cue has produced the Sundance-selected film, COP CAR, (2015) acquired by Focus World; the Festival de Cannes film, MEDITERRANEA, (2015); the Tribeca Film Festival selection, FRANNY, (2015) acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films; the SXSW Award winning documentary, PRINT THE LEGEND, (2014) acquired by Netflix; and GORE VIDAL: THE UNITED STATES OF AMNESIA, (2013). For more information, visit www.endcue.com.
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