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Myriad Pictures
Company typePrivate
IndustryMotion picture
PredecessorJ&M Entertainment
Founded1999; 25 years ago (1999)
FounderKirk D'Amico
Headquarters,
Key people
Kirk D'Amico, President and CEO
ProductsMotion Films
Websitemyriadpictures.com

Myriad Pictures is an independent entertainment company in Santa Monica, California founded in 1999 and specializing in production, financing and worldwide distribution of feature films and television programming.[1]

History

President and CEO Kirk D'Amico[2] opened the company in 1999 and has built a diverse library of art house and mainstream programming.[citation needed]

In 2009, Myriad supported the Academy Award campaign for director Bruno Barreto's Last Stop 174, which was Brazil's Official Selection to the 2009 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category.[citation needed]

Myriad's library includes; Kinsey, starring Liam Neeson; The Good Girl, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal; Little Fish, starring Cate Blanchett; Factory Girl, starring Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce; Death Defying Acts, starring Catherine Zeta-Jones and Guy Pearce; Serious Moonlight, starring Meg Ryan, Tim Hutton and Kristen Bell; Not Forgotten, starring Simon Baker and Paz Vega; the Van Wilder trilogy and Jeepers Creepers 2.[citation needed]

Distribution

In 2008, the company released Mother of Tears, classic horror film director Dario Argento's long-anticipated sequel to his witches trilogy, starring Asia Argento and Udo Kier. In spring 2010, Myriad theatrically released the thriller The Cry of the Owl, based on the book by Patricia Highsmith and starring Julia Stiles and Paddy Considine. The DVD was released through Paramount Home Entertainment in summer 2010. Myriad released the Ben Kingsley film A Common Man in 2012.

Litigation

Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG pursued legal proceedings in the U.S. Central California District Court in 2014. The case was dismissed on grounds of the settlement agreement requiring arbitration as a means of conflict resolution.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (2019-04-01). "Myriad Pictures Hires Former TWC Exec Paul Wilamoski As SVP Of Marketing & Operations". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  2. ^ Schwartzel, Erich; Wernau, Julie (3 December 2018). "Smaller Movies Finding Big Problems in China". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2019-10-08.
  3. ^ "[1]" Complaint, Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG v. Myriad Pictures, Inc. and DOES 1-10, No. 14-06489, U.S. Dist.Ct., N.D. Cal. 2014. Accessed July 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "[2]" Justia: Equity Pictures Medienfonds GmbH & Co. KG v. Myriad Pictures, Inc. Accessed July 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "[3]" Courthouse News Service: 'Eulogy' Comedy Film Isn't Funny Anymore. Accessed August 26, 2016.